James Christoff

High Commissioner-designate, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Permanent Representative of Canada to the Economic Community of West African States

James Christoff (BA [Political Science], Concordia University, 1991; BPR, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1993; MPA, Royal Military College of Canada, 2017) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999. In Ottawa, Mr. Christoff has served as executive director, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; director of communications, Afghanistan Task Force; press secretary and spokesperson in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and communications manager for Team Canada trade missions. Abroad, he has served as ambassador to South Sudan, deputy high commissioner in Nigeria, political counselor in Kenya and in the Philippines, and senior public diplomacy officer in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College.

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.
3.30.00 - 5.30.00 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Smart Metering Suppression

  • Technical requirements and standards for smart metering systems
  • 2.4.2. The benefits of smart metering for energy management and efficiency
  • Challenges and barriers to implementing smart metering systems
  • Regulatory and policy frameworks to support smart metering adoption
  • The potential for smart metering to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources.
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.
5.30 - 6.00 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Green Energy Capacity Building

  • 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.