About Nigeria Energy Forum

The Nigeria Energy Forum 2017 (NEF2017) is a capacity building, training, and development programme for policy makers, business leaders, energy users, professional engineers, industry experts and academics in the energy sector of Nigeria and other African countries. The Forum will hold on July 4-5, 2017 at the LCCI Conference; Exhibition Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, with the theme ‘Sustainable Energy for Economic Development’.

Organized by a team of young researchers and academics from the UK, in collaboration with the Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE). NIEEE is the largest professional engineering institution in Nigeria with over 14,000 members. NIEEE-NEF 2017 aims to:

Address national energy challenges

Build technical capacity

Promote energy innovation

Through inclusive stakeholder engagement to ensure that political leaders and industry experts take ambitious decisions to power economic development, bridge the wide gap between energy demand and supply and meet the Global Goal 7 in Nigeria. Three Supersessions are planned to: Address the Gas-to-Power Challenge; Electrify the Off-grid Sector; Rebuild trust in the Power Sector.
A full-day technical skills training is to focus on: Power Systems Simulation by Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada; Solar Grids Design by Blue Camel Energy, Nigeria; and Community Energy Education by the IEEE Smart Village Initiative, USA. Also, an Energy Transformation Challenge is planned to foster innovation through industry-academia collaborations.
The 2nd Energy Innovation & Poster Exhibition will facilitate interactions between off-grid firms, utilities, research organizations, manufacturers and financial institutions. Also, the 2017 Africa Energy Ideas Competition is to foster innovation among young people, support early-stage entrepreneurs and develop new technologies and commercial arrangements that will accelerate energy access across Africa.

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