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Tuesday 9th April-- Technical & Investment Sessions with Exhibition

08:00 - 09:45 Registration
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Remarks by NIEEE-NEF Chair & Co-Chair
10:00 - 11:00 Invited Keynote Presentations (12 minutes each)
. Energy: Why it is important and the way forward – Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO, All On, Nigeria.
. Regulations, Competition, Tariffs: Rebuilding Trust in the Electricity Industry – Prof. James Momoh, CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
. Advancing the EU-Nigeria Sustainable Energy Cooperation - Ms. Carla Montesi, Director, European Commission Directorate-General for Intl. Cooperation & Dev. (TBC).
. Re-engineering Nigeria’s Energy Infrastructure - Engr. John Funso-Adebayo, NIEEE National Chairman.
11:00 - 11:30 Q&A Chaired by Dr. Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK and Conference Chair.
11:30 - 12:00 Innovation Exhibition Opening / Networking Break1 (supported by All On)

Technical Presentations 1 (6 minutes each with PowerPoint)

12:00 – 13:15 Building Prosperity Beyond the Grid
. Eligible Customer and Meter Asset Provider Status – Engr. TSG. Wudil, AGM (Networks/Engineering Standards), NERC.
. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises – Prof. James Momoh, CEO, Nigerian Electricity ReguTony Carr, CEO, StarSight, Nigeria.
. Renewable, Energy, Networks - Empowering Livelihoods – Hannah Kabir, CEO, Creeds Energy, Nigeria.
. Self-healing grids & the future of Smart grids in Nigeria – Ifeanyi Odoh, Head Bus. Dev., Global Strategy, Schneider Electric
. Flexibility of Distributed Gas Systems – Ed Ubong, MD/CEO, Shell Nigeria Gas.
. Development of 85kW Peak Solar-Hybrid Mini Grid – Bolade Soremekun, CEO, Rubitec Africa, Nigeria.
. Expanding the Solar Manufacturing Supply Chain – Chuks Umezulora, COO, Auxano Solar, Nigeria.
13:15 – 13:30 Q&A Chaired by Engr. Adekunle Makinde, FNIEEE Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK and Conference Chair.
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch1 & Networking Break2 (supported by All On & Starsight)

Facilitated Discussions on Energy Investments (3 minutes pitch each)

14:45 – 15:15 A: Grid Modernization Moderator: Ify Malo, Dir., Power for All.
. Innovative Finance Schemes for Grid Reinforcement – Koide Takumi, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nigeria.
. Financing Africa’s Power Infrastructure - Dozie Okpalaobieri, Energy Sector Specialist, African Development Bank.
. Investment Framework for Electricity Networks– Tunde Gbajumo, Deputy Chief of Party, Nigeria Power Sector Program, Power Africa.
. Integrated Electrification Planning & Investments – Caroline Eboumbou, Africa Energy Director, Rockeffeler Foundation (TBC).
15:15 – 15:45 B: Distributed Generation Moderator: Heather Onoh, CEO, SGI
. The Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI): Investing in Off-grid and Captive Power Projects in Nigeria – Quentin Antoine, Senior Investment Officer, ElectriFI, EU-funded project managed by EDFI.
. Upscaling Clean Energy Finance - Adesola Alli, Head Renewable Energy, Sterling Bank, Nigeria.
. Equity Investment Schemes for Off-grid Schemes – Olu Verheijen, CEO, Persistent Energy Capital, Nigeria.
. Deconstructing Market Barriers for Solar Projects – Luis-Carlos Miro Baz, Advisor, Nig. Energy Support Programme, GIZ.
15:45 – 16:00 Networking Break 2 (supported by ElectriFI, EU-funded project)

Technical Presentations 2 (5 minutes each with PowerPoint)

16:00 – 16:45 Maximizing Smart Grid Technologies
. Transforming Community Energy Systems – Kunle Kudaisi, Head, Community Infrastructure Projects, SPDC, Nigeria.
. Solar Technologies for Smart Grid Applications - Sam Ogunniyi, Sales Manager, Nigeria, Jinko Solar.
. Data Management for Sustainable Electrification – Milos Karic, Electrication Planning Advisor, Nig. Energy Support Prog., GIZ.
. Developing Reliable and Cost-Effective Grids – Chibueze Ekeh, Managing Consultant, EMRC, Nigeria.
. Enabling Interconnected Mini-Grids – Alex Obiechina, President, AMDA Nigeria & CEO, ACOB Lighting Technologies.
. Powering Smart Cities: Case Study of Lagos – Simon Gusah, Chief Resilience Officer, Lagos State (TBC).
16:45 – 17:00 Q&A Chaired by Engr. Femi Olaniyan, FNIEEE. Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK and Conference Chair.
17:00 – 17:20 Evening Meal / Women in Energy Break3 (supported by IEEE HAC, tbc)
17:20 – 18:30 4 th Energy Innovation Contest Finals & Awards (2-minutes pitch of Top energy business ideas) (Lead sponsor: All-On); Co-sponsors: Sterling Bank)

Wednesday 10th April-- Hands-on Workshops with Exhibition

8:15 – 8:50 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Innovation/Keynote Presentations (10 minutes)
. Use of Real-Time Simulation in Caithness-Moray HVDC Project – Dr. Oluwole. D. Adeuyi, The National HVDC Centre, UK
. Mobilising Renewable Energy Investments – TBA, Get.Invest, EU-multi-donor programme.
. Clean Energy Networks: Keeping the Lights On - Ifeanyi Orajaka, Director, GVE, Nigeria.
9:30 – 9:45 Q&A Chaired by K. Jose-Adelaja, Cardiff Uni., UK.
9:45 – 10:15 Hands-on Workshop Tasters(5 minutes presentation to describe each hands-on training) By ElectriFI, Schneider Electric, Sterling Bank, IEEE (tbc).
10:15 – 10:30 Exhibition Break/Poster Sessions (supported by tbc)
10:30 – 12:45 Hands-On Workshop A & B (see outline)
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch 2 and Networking Break 3 (supported by tbc)
13:30 – 15:30 Hands-On Workshop C & D (see outline)

Hands-on Workshop Outline. (VENUE)

A The Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI): Nigeria Window Launch Event – by ElectriFI. an EU-funded project. This workshop will formally launch the €30 million EU-funded investment window for RE developers in Nigeria with focus on off-grid and captive power projects (confirmed).
B Digital Energy Management in Commercial and Industrial Facilities – by Schneider Electric. This practical workshop will focus on design guidelines for improving power quality, efficiency and maintenance of energy infrastructure in commercial and industrial projects (confirmed).
C Making Bankable Energy Projects – by Sterling Bank, Nigeria. This business development workshop identifies different financing schemes for project developers using a business-to-business engagement session (confirmed).
D Empowering Young African Women in Energy – by IEEE HAC, Nigeria. This workshop will engage women in the sustainable energy industry, develop professional networks and build new energy skills(to be confirmed), tbc).
15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break 4 & Closing Plenary