Diran Adesua

Energy Consultant, USAID Power Africa

Diran Adesua is a Power Sector professional with experience working in diverse, high impact organizations providing support on energy research, regulation and electricity market development.

Currently he works with USAID Power Africa to support relevant counterparts on developing viable projects and to the Nigerian government to achieve its climate objective through the Energy transition plan. Previously, he worked as an energy consultant at the World Bank providing Technical Support on a study to assess the potentials of Distributed Solar (DS) PV in Urban Nigeria with the objective to develop a conducive ecosystem and unlock the market for DSPV in Nigeria. He also provided technical support on the Nigerian Electricity Distribution Sector Recovery Program – a national program developed to support improvement of operational performance and service delivery of the electricity distribution companies.

Prior to this, he worked as a consultant at Energy Markets and Rates Consultants Ltd providing support to the Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria on monthly electricity market and risk assessment, performance improvement plans development, and Energy Demand Study.

As an Energy Data advisor in 2015 on a UKAID program – Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, he supported the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry governance framework.

11.30 - 12.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Climate Smart Energy Investments

  • Training programs and initiatives to build technical capacity in the green energy sector
  • Leveraging public-private partnerships to enhance green energy capacity building
  • Building capacity for the integration of renewable energy into existing energy systems
  • Enhancing capacity for energy storage and grid management for renewable energy systems
  • Addressing capacity building needs in developing countries to support the energy transition.
12.30 - 2.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

MW-Scale Grid-Tied Solar

  • The technical and economic feasibility of MW-scale grid-tied solar projects
  • Design and engineering considerations for MW-scale grid-tied solar installations
  • Regulatory and permitting requirements for MW-scale grid-tied solar projects
  • Operation and maintenance considerations for MW-scale grid-tied solar systems
  • Case studies and best practices for successful MW-scale grid-tied solar projects.
2.30.00 - 3.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Boosting Green Cold Chains

  • 2.3.1. The role of green cold chains in reducing food waste and loss
  • 2.3.2. Technologies and innovations to improve the energy efficiency of cold chain systems
  • Policy and regulatory incentives to promote the adoption of green cold chains
  • Case studies and best practices for successful green cold chain projects
  • Building capacity and technical expertise for green cold chain systems.
11.30 - 12.30 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Energy Transition for Growth Plenary

  • Investing in renewable energy infrastructure and technology
  • Government policies and incentives to support the energy transition
  • Private sector driving the energy transition & job creation in the clean energy sector
  •  Maximizing international cooperation for achieving the energy transition
  • Role of utilities & consumers in driving the energy transition & ensuring equitable access to clean energy sources for all.
12.30 - 2.30 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Financing Decade of Gas & Sustainable Energy

  • Innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable energy projects
  • The role of public-private partnerships in financing the energy transition
  • Mobilizing capital for gas and renewable energy infrastructure projects
  • Overcoming financing barriers for small-scale renewable energy projects
  • Financial risks and rewards associated with investing in sustainable energy.
2.30 - 5.30 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Women Energy Champions Supersession

  • Women's leadership and empowerment in the energy sector
  • Addressing gender disparities in access to energy and energy-related services
  • Women's role in driving the transition to clean energy sources
  • Policies and initiatives to support women's participation and leadership in the energy sector
  • Highlighting success stories and best practices of women in the energy sector.