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Future Energy Nigeria announces exciting, practical programme focusing on off-grid, DisCos, MAP and solar

The organisers of the Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition have announced the programme for the event that will take place at the Eko Hotel in Lagos from 12-13 November 2019.

There is a strong focus on bridging the country’s energy access gap, the role of off-grid generation projects as well as discussions on the NERC initiative to franchise the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria. 

“For Nigeria, the off-grid energy market opportunity is massive”
A high-level panel discussion themed “Bridging Nigeria’s energy access gap” will shine a light on the off-grid projects of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), from increasing access rates to their positive impact in the communities.

Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, Managing Director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency in Nigeria is one of the featured panellist: “the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that mini grids could account for up to $300 billion of investment by year 2030. For Nigeria, the off-grid energy market opportunity is massive and mini grids could account to up to $10 billion annually.”

She adds: “this translates to huge economic opportunities for private sector developers and a larger vehicle for electrifying community clusters across rural and urban Nigeria. Mini grids, indeed, are the future for reaching unserved and underserved communities with safe, reliable and clean energy.”

Keynote session
The High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Abhay Thakur, is a VIP guest speaker in the opening session and will address “India’s interest in working with the Nigerian power and energy ecosystem”. The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) returns to Future Energy Nigeria as the featured country partner for the third year in a row, hosting a pavilion of almost 50 suppliers of specialized technology and services for the energy sector.

More Future Energy Nigeria conference programme highlights include:

  • Can the recapitalisation theory work in practice?
    Usman Gur Mohammed, CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria

        Panel discussion with:

        – Ebipere Clark, Ag. Special Assistant (Energy) to the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
        – Helen Brume, Group Head, Energy and Head, Oil and Gas Value Chain Banking, Union Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
        – Jose J. Guerra, Team Leader: Capacity Building and Technical Assistance, Program for the Nigerian Power Distribution Sector, Nigeria

  • Panel discussion: How can DisCos utilise the provisions of the Eligible Customer declaration?

        This session’s panellists will focus on inadequate TUOS and DUOS tariff structures in some regions; the unimplemented CTC mechanism for affected distribution
        companies; the current balancing mechanisms and the market for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company in the Eligible Customer model.

        Panellists:

        – Dr Joy Ogaji, Executive Secretary, Association of Generation Companies, Nigeria
        – Edmund. A. Eje, Head of the Market Operator (MO), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria
        – Barr. Sola Adeyegbe, Chief Regulatory Officer, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
        – Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Nigeria

  • Update on the Meter Asset Provider Regulation (MAP)
    Moderator: Patrick Okigbo III, Principal Partner, Nextier Capital Ltd, Nigeria
  • Presentation: From the perspective of the regulator, what have been the successes of the Meter Asset Provider Regulation?
    James Momoh, Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
     
  • Case study: From the perspective of the asset provider, what have been the experiences of Meter Asset Provider Regulation?
    Chantelle Abdul, Managing Director, Mojec International Ltd, Nigeria

Solar off-grid and IPU training
Future Energy Nigeria’s free and very practical Knowledge Hub sessions at on the exhibition floor aim to assist power professionals and senior engineering students to become familiar with the latest technology and current trends and thereby addressing the skills gap and advancing capacity building to propel Nigeria’s power sector. The training will provide a platform to accelerate entrepreneurial spirit in off-grid solar where participants can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in the “A-Z of installing solar panels”.

The Knowledge Hub will also focus on the challenges of industrial power users, including discussions on solutions for mitigating against increased costs of electricity and intermittent power. The full programme is available here.

Industry support
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Power has officially endorsed the 16th edition of this longstanding, leading power and energy event while the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is an official supporting association of the event.

The Future Energy Nigeria organisers are also proud to be partnering with the Nigeria Electricity Hub to ensure the conference tackles the most pressing challenges and that the discussions continue on their monthly Nextier Power Dialogue. The Nigeria Electricity Hub will compile the post event report to communicate the findings and encourage that actions be implemented. 

Leading industry partners and suppliers SkipperSeil, Jubaili Bros and Greenville LNG are confirmed, returning main, gold and silver sponsors respectively. The exhibition is expected to feature some 70+ leading global and local technology and services providers for the power and energy industry, including country pavilions from South Africa and India.

Utility CEO Forum: West Africa
During Future Energy Nigeria, the Utility CEO Forum: West Africa will also gather the region’s power leaders, including DisCos, GenCos and IPPs, for closed meetings that are by invitation only and facilitated under Chatham House Rules, to collaborate and focus on unique in-country challenges.

Future Energy Nigeria is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. Other well-known events include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa, Nigeria Mining Week, East & Central Africa Mining Forum and DRC Mining Week. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group’s Clarion Energy Series, which runs over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it one of the group’s largest portfolios.

Future Energy Nigeria dates and location:
Conference, Expo and Knowledge Hub: 12-13 November 2019
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.

Website: http://www.future-energy-nigeria.com  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FutureEnergyHub   
Linkedin: FutureEnergyAfrica

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