Nigeria Energy Forum 2017

Forum Schedule and Agenda of Sessions

Technical Sessions & Innovation Exhibition

08:00 – 09:50

Forum Registration

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome Remark

10:00 – 11:40

Keynote Speeches (15 minutes each)

  • Lights, Power, Development: Electrifying Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (Invited, TBC)
  • Roadmap for Incremental, Stable and Uninterrupted Electricity Supply in NigeriaBabatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Nigeria
  • Roadmap for Nigeria’s Energy FutureBala, DG, ECN
  • Sustainable Power Distribution for Improved Electricity Supply John Ayodele, DMD, Ibadan Disco.

10:40– 12:00

Q&A   Chaired by Dr. D. Adeuyi, Cardiff Uni, UK

12:00 – 12:30

Innovation Exhibition Opening / Break

12:30 – 13:30

Rebuilding Trust in the Power Sector

Technical Presentations 1 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)

  • Powering Nigeria: Rising to the Engineering Challenge – Engr. E. Akinwole, National Chairman, NIEEE
  • Powering Smart Buildings: Opportunities for Mixed-Use Services – Mr. Paul Onwuanibe, CEO, Landmark, Nigeria
  • Sustainable Development of Nigeria’s Smart Metering Infrastructure Kola Balogun, MEMMCOL
  • Technical and Regulatory Instruments for Debt Recovery T. Wudil, Principal Engineer, NERC
  • Planning and Operation of Electricity Distribution Networks Ezonfade Percy, Sr. Engr., Lilleker Brothers Nigeria.
  • Roadmap for Development of Nigeria’s Electricity Transmission Network – Engr. B. Opara, GM, Transmission TCN
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Sustainable Energy Development  –—–Africa Finance Corporation
  • Renewable Technologies for Rapid Rural ElectrificationMr.Alex Obiechina, CEO, ACOB Lighting Technologies

13:30 – 13:45

Q & A Chaired by Engr. A. Makinde, FNIEEE

13:45 – 14:45

Lunch and Networking Break (Sponsor-Lilleker)

14:45 – 15:45

Electrifying the Off-grid Sector

Technical Presentations 2 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)

  • Accelerating Electricity Access using Renewable Technologies Goodluck Enimakpokpo, Senior Manager, GE Nigeria
  • Development Priorities for Transforming Off-grid Electricity Access in NigeriaKeith Hammond, Senior Advisor, DFID.
  • Solar Supply Chain: Boosting Local Manufacturing CapabilitiesSulaimon Yusuf, CEO, Blue Camel Energy
  • Attracting International Finance to Nigeria’s Clean Energy EntrepreneursEka Okoro, All-On
  • Productive Energy Services for Micro Small and Medium EnterprisesSegun Adaju, CEO, Solar Direct
  • Powering Nigeria using Solar Technologies Akpoyibo, Group CEO, Asteven
  • Innovation, Finance, Business: Accelerating Nigeria’s Sustainable Energy Development  – Austin Egwuche Bank of Industry.

15:45 – 16:00

Q&A Chaired by Ify Malo, Director, PowerForAll

16:00 – 16:15

Networking Break  

16:15 – 17:15

Addressing the Gas-to-Power Challenge

Technical Presentations 3 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)
  • Practical Actions for Securing Gas Supply to Power Stations in Nigeria S. Ogaji, Head Gas, NIPP
  • Mobilizing Investments and Partnerships to Support the National GridImeh Okon, Manager, USAID Power Africa.
  • Gas-to-Power: Unlocking Opportunities for Improved Electricity Supply M. Afinni, CEO, Olorunsogo Power
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Gas and Electricity InfrastructureDamilola Agbaje, Investment Manager, AIIM
  • Trade, Commerce and Industry for Sustainable Energy Development E. Edet, FEI, Chair LCCI Power Group
  • Legal and Regulatory Priorities for Securing Gas Supply to the Power SectorDolapo Kukoyi, Detail Solicitors
  • Security of Supply in the European Gas and Electricity System O. Olanrewaju, Innovation Lead, NEF.

17:15 – 17:30

Q&A Chaired Prof. A. Adenikinju, Uni. of Ibadan

17:30 – 18:15

Solar Grids Demonstration and Break

18:15 – 19:00

Energy Ideas Competition Awards

Hands-on Training & Exhibition

08:30 – 09:00

Forum Registration 

09:00 – 09:45

Keynote Presentations (15 minutes each)

  • Open-Access Simulation Toolbox for Power Transmission through Direct Current Links D. Adeuyi, Cardiff Uni, UK
  • Integration of Renewables into Electricity Networks Amalnath Nath, Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada.

09:45 – 10:00

Q&A Chaired by Dr. A. Babatunde, Uni. of Leeds, UK

10:00 – 10:30

Hands-on Training Tasters

(5 minutes presentation to describe each hands-on training)

By MHRC, Blue Camel Energy; IEEE Smart Village & NEF

10:30 – 11:00

Innovation Exhibition and Poster Sessions

11:00 – 13:00

Hands-On Training 1 (See Outline Below)

Hands-on Training Outline (parallel sessions)

                                                    Power Systems Simulation by Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada.
Description: This soft-skills training will introduce the PSCAD simulation tool with a focus on modelling and simulation of electrical
power systems, solar PVs & battery energy storage.
Speaker: Mr. Mani Amalnath, Simulation Engineer, MHRC Canada.

Download Pre-training Instruction Here

                                                   Solar Grid Designs by Blue Camel Energy, Nigeria
TheNEF2017-Strategic-PartnersDescription: This practical training will focus on design, construction and outdoor demonstration of solar PV systems for street lighting,
off-grid, and mini-grid applications.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and Networking Break  (Sponsor-Lilleker)

14:00 – 16:30

Hands-On Training 2 (See Outline Below)

Hands-on Training Outline (parallel sessions)

                                              Community Energy Development by IEEE Smart Village, USA.

DescriptionThis training will foster knowledge skills for development practice and community energy entrepreneurship.


WILSON, Michael MarkSr. Program Manager, IEEE Smart Village USA, an IEEE Staff Employee 

ORAJAKA, IfeanyiManaging Director & CEO – GVE Projects Ltd. Nigeria – IEEE Smart Village Program Partner

EZE, ChukaDirector Project Development –  GVE Projects Ltd. Nigeria – IEEE Smart Village Program Partner

SALIHU, Tunde YManaging Director – Shaybis Nigeria Limited – IEEE Smart Village Program Partner

BLYDEN, Bai KendrickExecutive BBRM GROUP, USA – Member IEEE Smart Village Development Committee and Smart Village Ambassador at Large.

                                                Energy Research Opportunities Workshop –By Nigeria Energy Forum


Description: This activity-based workshop will facilitate personal and institutional development for assessing international funding opportunities on energy research.

 Download EnROW Document Here

16:30 – 17:00