2018 Nigeria Energy Forum Agenda

Technical Sessions & Innovation Exhibition

08:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:45

Welcome Remarks

09:00 – 11:15

Keynote Speeches (15 minutes each)

  • Development and Growth Priorities for Nigeria’s Power Sector– Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (to be confirmed, tbc)
  • Roadmap to Morocco’s Clean Energy Future M. Bakkoury, President, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN).
  • What Makes Nigeria’s Electricity Infrastructure Work? – Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works & Housing (tbc)
  • Practical Actions for Accelerating Access to Off-grid Power – Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO, Lumos Nigeria.
  • Energy, Engineers, Society: Making the Customer King – Engr. FunsoAdebayo, NIEEE National Chairman & representative of Engr. Mokuolu, President, Nigerian Society of Engineers.
  • Roadmap to Universal Energy Access – Al-Herbish, Dir. Gen., OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), to be represented by Dr. Siala, Senior Advisor, OFID.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Mustapha Bakkoury
Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish
Mr. O. Pitan
Yuri Tsitrinbaum

11:15 – 11:45

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

Daniel Adeuyi

11:45 – 12:15

Innovation Exhibition Opening / Break

Technical Presentations 1 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)

12:15 – 13:30

Transforming Modern Energy Access

  • Sustainable Technologies for Powering Energy Networks– Mohammed Mijindadi, MD, GE Power Systems, Nigeria.
  • The Real Future of Solar Home Systems –Vera Nwaze, General Manager, West Africa, Azuri.
  • Transforming Off-grid Energy Transitions – Patrick Muriuki Business Development Dir. – Africa, Green Light Planet.
  • Innovation in Solar Grids – Ifeanyi Udoh, Regional Sales Manager, West Africa, Schneider Electric.
  • Success Story of the Off-grid Revolution – Sunny Akpoyibo, CEO, Asteven International Ltd.
  • Scaling-Up Sustainable Rural Electrification – Mrs Ogunbiyi, CEO, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria, to be represented by Dr. Ohiare, Exec. Dir. Rural Electrification Fund.
Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo
Vera Nwaze
Ifeanyi Odoh
theNEF2017 Speaker
Mohammed Mijindadi
Patrick Muriuki
Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi

13:30 – 13:45

Q&A Chaired by Engr. Sunday Makinde, FNIEEE

Engr. Sunday Makinde

13:45 – 14:45

Lunch and Networking Break (Sponsor- tbc)

Technical Presentations 2 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)

14:45 – 15:45

Improving Efficiency in Energy Grids

  • Development Priorities for Industrial Energy Efficiency – James New, Project Manager, UNIDO, Austria.
  • Powering the Digital Economy –Charles Iyo, West Africa Manager, Eaton.
  • Regulatory Priorities for Future Electricity Networks – T. Wudil, Principal Engineer, Nig. Elec. Regulatory Commission (tbc).
  • Off-grid Solar in Rural Communities –  Jim Howlett, Director, Pan Africa Solar, Nigeria.
  • Boosting Solar Innovation and Manufacturing Capabilities – Sulaimon Yusuf, CEO, Blue Camel Energy, Nigeria.
  • The Future of Integrated Energy Systems – Cardiff Uni., UK, (tbc).
  • Guidelines for Sustainability of Solar Mini-grids – Ifeanyi Orajaka, CEO, GVE, Nigeria (tbc).
James New
Charles Iyo
Engr. Wudil
Sulaimon Yusuf
Ifeanyi Orajaka
Jim Howlett

15:45 – 16:00

Q&A Chaired by Prof. A. Adenikinju, Director, CPEEL, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Prof Adeola Adenikinju

16:00 – 16:15

Networking Break

Technical Presentations 3 (8 minutes each with PowerPoint)

16:15 – 17:15

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Financing Clean Energy & Green Growth

  • Economic Design of Microgrids  – Dr. Peter Lilenthal, CEO, HOMER Energy, USA.
  • Investment, Innovation, Collaboration: Accelerating Energy Access– Florence Okoli, Investments Manager, All-On Nigeria.
  • Innovative Funding Structures for New Energy– Rolake Akinkugbe, Head Energy & Natural Resources, FBNQuest Merchant Bank.
  • Development Priorities for Climate-Smart Investments– Seye Bassir, Investment Director, IFU, Denmark.
  • De-risking Renewable Energy Investments for Green Growth – Mr. Austin Egwuche, Proj. Manager, Solar Energy Prog., Bank of Industry.
  • Energy, Finance, Partnerships: Transforming Clean Business – Jubril Kareem, Energy Analyst, Ecobank, Nigeria.
  • Transforming Grid-scale Solar Schemes – Phanes Group, UAE (tbc)

17:15 – 17:30

Q&A Chaired by R. Casey, Director, USAID (tbc).

17:30 – 18:15

Off-grid Live-Demonstration & Impact Break.

18:15 – 19:00

Energy Innovation Competition Awards.

Hands-on Training & Exhibition

9:00 – 9:30

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Keynote Presentations (15 minutes each)

  • Clean Energy Research Landscape – Prof. Adenikinju, Director, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Flexible Energy Services from High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Systems– Dr. O.D. Adeuyi, Cardiff Uni., UK.

9:30 – 9:45

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

9:45 – 10:15

Hands-on Training Tasters (5 minutes presentation to describe each hands-on training) By HOMER, UNIDO, ESMAP (tbc) & FLEXIS (tbc).

10:15 – 10:30

Innovation Exhibition and Poster Sessions.

10:30 – 12:30

Hands-On Training 1 (see outline)

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch 2 and Networking Break 3

13:30 – 15:30

Hands-on Training 2 (see outline)

15:30 – 16:00

Closing Plenary

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Hands-on Training Outline (parallel sessions)

A.   HOMER (Hybrid Optimization Model for Multiple Energy Resources) Pro – by Homer Energy, USA (This software training optimises the technical feasibility, economic value & sustainability of different microgrid designs).

B.   Energy Management Systems– by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria. (This workshop transfers knowledge on practical actions and opportunities for improving industrial energy efficiency). 

C.   Transforming Modern Energy Access Transitions (TREAT) – by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, ESMAP *(tbc).

D.   Flexible Integrated Energy Systems (FLEXIS)–  by Flexis Project, Cardiff University, UK *(tbc) (this workshop aims to describe progress on development of multi-energy systems in Wales).