Forum Programme

08:00  -  09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00  -  09:20

Opening Address – Nigeria’s Power Sector: The Engine of Opportunity


H.E. Mustapha Baba Shehuri -  - H.E. Mustapha Baba ShehuriMinister of State for Power, Works & HousingFederal Republic of Nigeria

09:20  -  10:40

1: Government Strategy Focus: What Measures will be Taken to Enable the Growth of the Power Sector?


Dr Ransome E. Owan -  - Dr Ransome E. OwanGroup Managing DirectorAiteo Power and Gas
Dapo Akinosun -  - Dapo AkinosunPartnerSimmons Cooper Partners
Ezekiel Adesina -  - Ezekiel AdesinaSenior Business & Strategy AnalystNigeria LNG Limited
James G. Lykos -  - James G. LykosDeputy Director - Office of Economic Growth and EnvironmentUSAID/Nigeria

  • What key policy initiatives have, or will, help to drive the power sector to the next level and how will consistency in policy be achieved to assure investors?
  • What role can government play in easing funding challenges across the sector?
  • How can the Government help Nigerian companies compete against international competition?
  • How will the human resource and physical assets be best harnessed?
  • How will the privatisation process and progress continue?
10:40  -  11:10

Networking Coffee Break

11:10  -  12:10

2: Panel Discussion: Power Distribution Focus: What are the Solutions to the Financial Challenges Faced?


Olajuwon Olaleye -  - Olajuwon OlaleyeCEOKAIROS TechnoSolutions Limited
Matthias Onweazuka Obiaya -  - Matthias Onweazuka ObiayaCEOAssociation of Nigerian Electricity Distribution (ANED)
Odion Omonfoman -  - Odion OmonfomanCOOAvidor Electricity Company Ltd
James G. Lykos -  - James G. LykosDeputy Director - Office of Economic Growth and EnvironmentUSAID/Nigeria

  • How can government policy help ease the financial burden on the Discos?
  • How can the entire value chain work to ease revenue collection, financing, policy and regulatory challenges faced across all stakeholders?
  • Results of NERC’s latest tariff negotiations – where are we and how will this accommodate those that may be priced-out?
  • How can we close the metering gaps and funding options?
  • Smart metering, what are the first steps, where will the funding come from and other plans and strategies for achieving 100% collection
  • What are the opportunities for embedded generation?
12:10  -  13:10

3: Access to Non – Gas Sources: What Role will Alternative Energy Play in Nigeria?


Dr Sanusi Ohiare -  - Dr Sanusi OhiareAdvisor - Rural ElectrificationDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Oluseyi Boroffice -  - Oluseyi BorofficeCEOLuminaPower

  • What will Nigeria’s energy mix look like in the medium to long term?
  • Exploring the new National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy
  • A look at the latest plans in creating an environment for the accelerated development of utility-scale renewable energy projects
  • How will alternative generation, and the reliance on diesel, be phased out?
  • Is there a place for coal?
13:10  -  14:10

Networking Lunch

14:10  -  15:40

4: Panel Discussion: Gas as a Main Fuel Supply: Providing Electricity to the Whole Country


Gbola Sobande -  - Gbola SobandeStrategic Account ExecutiveGeneral Electric
Dr David Ige -  - GasInvest LtdDr David IgeGasInvest LtdFormer Group Executive Director - Gas & Power DirectorateNNPC
Bolaji Osunsanya -  - Bolaji OsunsanyaCEOOando Gas & Power
Frank Edozie -  - Frank EdozieSenior Power ConsultantNigeria Infrastructure Advisory
Francis Agoha -  - Francis AgohaChief Operating OfficerTranscorp Power Limited
Dikko Atanu -  - Dikko AtanuCEONeoleum Energy

  • Gas outlook over the next 5 years: Where is the gas and why isn’t it reaching the generators?
  • What must be done about gas price: Is total deregulation the answer and is the current domestic tariff competitive?
  • The importance of securing availability of gas to GENCOs
  • Where does the responsibility for infrastructure development sit and what other innovative solutions are available to increase access to Gas?
  • What are the opportunities for investment at the top-end of the value chain and how will the government approach its upstream funding challenges?
  • What changes in legislation and regulation around gas availability and transportation would ease the challenges?
15:40  -  16:40

5: Generation & Transmission of Power: Developing the Realistic Infrastructure


Kola Adesina -  - Kola AdesinaManaging DirectorSahara Power
Engr. Lamu Audu -  - Engr. Lamu AuduMD & CEOMainstream Energy Solutions Ltd
Nasir Giwa -  - Nasir GiwaCountry Head, Power and Gas DivisionSiemens Limited Nigeria

  • GENCOs – What plans are in place to ensure adequate power is generated?
  • Exploring how generation challenges can be overcome?
  • How to ensure power is effectively transmitted to all parts of the country?
  • What is the right sequence of evolution for the TCN: Is privatisation the solution?
  • Increasing transmission capacity in line with generation projection and power demand increases?
  • How will the government fund the development of the transmission sector?
  • Initiatives to increase grid stability and reliability
  • The System Adequacy Report as a tool for better planning

Close of Nigeria Power Forum 2017


Opening Ceremony & Cultural Evening

Hosted by

  • Shell


Opening Gala Dinner

Hosted by

  • Chevron

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