Conference day 1

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Strategies for increasing revenue collection of the 4000MW of electricity generated

 

Opening Keynote:

Setting the scene: How is West Africa expanding their generation and transmission capacity? What does this mean for Nigeria?
Master of Ceremonies: Stephen Ipalibo Lawson

09:30
Organiser’s welcome address
Yolisa Nyoka, Programme Director: Future Energy Nigeria, Spintelligent, South Africa

09:32
Organiser’s sponsor thank you
Ade Yesufu, Business Development Director – Africa, Spintelligent, South Africa

09:35
Keynote sponsor welcome address
Dmitry Shornikov, CEO, Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, South Africa

09:45
Collaboration in West Africa: Regional generation and transmission master plans
Siengui Apollinaire KI, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin

10:05
Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP): Operational and technical intervention, addressing governance issues and policy-based support
Chukwudozie Okpalaobieri representing Ebrima Faal, Country Director, African Development Bank, Nigeria

10:25
Ministerial remarks: Nigeria’s energy mix and the role of the private sector to harness power sector growth
Emantonghan Osaisai representing Hon Babatunde Fashola, Minister, Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria

11:00
Networking lunch break
Dignatries and delegates to be escorted to the Expo Floor for an exhibition tour

Working towards financial viability in Nigeria’s electricity sector
Moderator: Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors, Nigeria

13:00
Increasing investment and improving service quality in the power sector: Exploring the contractual framework and criteria on the Eligible and Meter Asset Provider Regulation
Emantonghan Osaisai, Director: Investment Sector Development, Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing, Nigeria

13:20
Panel discussion: What is working and what needs to be changed to reach a financially viable electricity sector?

• How can you ensure government entities pay their electricity bills?
• What is the impact of the Eligible Customer regulation for the distribution companies?
• How can distribuition companies find alternative revenue streams to traditional income?
• How can you sweat your assets?

Panellists:
Emantonghan Osaisai, Director: Investment Sector Development, Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing, Nigeria
• Ebipere Clark, Special Assistant (Energy), Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
• Oti Ikomi, Exec Vice-Chairman and CEO, Proton Energy, Nigeria
• Lazarus Angbazo, President & CEO: GE Business Operations Nigeria, General Electric (GE), Nigeria

14:30
Networking break and expo

How can a customer centric organisation improve revenue collection?
Moderator: Lolu A. Adubifa, CEO, Lavayo Energy, Nigeria

15:00
Customer Asset Validation, Tagging and Indexing
Abubakar Yusuf, Chief Customer Relations Officer, Kano Electricity Distribution Company,Nigeria

15:15
From high revenue to village customers: How do you segment customers and tailor your approach to them and what is the impact on ATC&C loss reduction?
Ravindra Joshi, Chief Driving Officer, Kano Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

15:30-16:30

Panel discussion: How can distribution companies improve their customer engagement?

• Business case: Exploring the link between customer engagement and revenue losses
• How can the Nigerian power sector raise their public perception?
• How do we bridge the deficit of trust between the consumer and the operators?
• How are distribution companies harnessing mobile payment platforms to support customer service experience and increase revenue?
• What are the different methods of engaging ‘Village Poor’ customers?

Panellists:

• Abubakar Yusuf, Chief Customer Relations Officer, Kano Electricity Distribution Company,Nigeria
• Ravindra Joshi, Chief Driving Officer, Kano Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
• Akintunde Akinlabi, Head: Billing, Operations, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

17:00- 19:00
Networking drinks reception

19:00
Networking Dinner

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Conference Day 2

Wednesday 14 November 2018

 

Protecting your assets from theft: Upgrading your physical and cyber security strategies
Moderator: John Funso-Adebayo, National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Nigeria

09:30

How are you securing your organisation against a cyber attack?
Olatunji Igbalajobi, Programme Director, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, Nigeria

09:45

What strategies are working well against theft?
John Ayodele, COO, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

10:00

Panel discussion: What can utilities do better to secure physical assets and data?

• Audits: How are you identifying weaknesses in your physical security and what should you be doing differently?
• Are you customers reporting theft?
• Innovation in securing assets: Can drones be used in survelliance?

Panellists:

• John Ayodele, COO, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
• Olatunji Igbalajobi, Programme Director, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria

11:00

Networking coffee break and expo

A-Z of a successful meter roll-out
Moderator: Akintunde Akinlabi, Head: Billing, Operations, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

11:30-11:45

Understanding the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) regulation ambition and ensuring your project is commercially viable
Shettima Abdulkadir, General Manager and Chairman: Meter Asset Provider Regulations Task Team, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

12:00

Panel discussion: Considerations for distribution companies when planning a meter roll out

• What questions should distribution companies ask meter companies ahead of a meter roll out? Price vs quality and lifespan
• What standards and specifications are essential for a meter roll out?
• What are the technical skills required from your teams and how can you train them?
• How to attain an importers certification?

Panellists:

• Shettima Abdulkadir, General Manager and Chairman: Meter Asset Provider Regulations Task Team, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
• Eyewumi Oghoetuoma, CEO, Crown Interactive Limited, Nigeria
• Samuel Oladeinde, General Manager: Information Security & Business Continuity, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

12:45

Networking lunch and expo

Achieving optimal performance from your meter roll-out
Moderator: Ola Bello, Executive Director, Good Governance Africa (GGA), Nigeria

14:00-14:15

Utility tips: Getting the most from MAP
Eyewumi Oghoetuoma, CEO, Crown Interactive Limited, Nigeria

14:15-14:30

How to manage your Electricity Investment
John Funso-Adebayo, National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Nigeria

14:30-15:15

Panel discussion: How can you use technology to work smarter, not harder to increase revenues?

• How can customer data support a utility’s strategic decisions?
• How are telecommunications operators supporting meter roll outs? How can you ensure the interoperability on devices and systems?
• Which meter specifications are most secure against theft?

Panellists:

• John Funso-Adebayo, National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Nigeria
• Bello Oladipo, Managing Director, Adroit Metering Services, Nigeria
• Eyewumi Oghoetuoma, CEO, Crown Interactive Limited, Nigeria
• Craig Vintcent, Utilities Regional Director – Africa, Oracle, South Africa
• Scott Salandy-Defour, Special Projects, Chain of Things, Hong Kong
• Kola Balogun, Managing Director, Momas Systems Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

15:30

End of Conference Day 2



Generation Knowledge Hub Programme

Technical Workshop Day 1

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Renewable Energy Solutions

 

Practical solutions for the renewable energy industry
Moderator: Ayodele Oni, Partner, Bloomfield, Nigeria

13:30 – 14:30

Panel discussion: How can Nigeria finance rapid integration of renewable energy?

• Is renewable energy more bankable than thermal in Nigeria?
• What DFI funding is available for renewable energy projects? Both on-grid and off-grid
• What is the appetite from local commercial banks?
• Understanding what other grants and funds are available

Panellists

Ujunwa Ojemeni,Senior Investment Associate, ALL-ON, Nigeria
• Ngozi Chimdi- Ejiogu, Assistant Director: Bilateral Funds, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
• Otega Odjegba, Head: SME, Ecobank, Nigeria
• Segun Adaju, President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria, Nigeria
• Anita Nana Okuribidoon, National President, Council for Renewable Energy, Nigeria

14:30- 14:45

A behind the meter, Industrial microgrid application – a techno-economic analysis, and lessons learnt
Emmanuel Bunty Kiremire, Senior Application Leader: Microgrid Energy Systems, Eaton, South Africa

Break

Mini and micro grid solutions and success stories
Moderator: Luis-Carlos Miro, Head of the Sustainable Energy Access (On-grid and Off-grid) Unit, GIZ-NESP, Nigeria

15:15 – 15:30

Case study: Community mico-grid pre-development preparedness and challenges
Trey Jarrad, CEO, Renewvia Energy Corporation, USA

15:30-15:45

Solar Hybrid Microgrids:Commercial & Industrial Applications
Sulaiman Idowu, Solar Hybrid Business Developer, Total Nigeria PLC, Nigeria

15:45-16:30

Panel discussion: Where are the business opportunities for Nigeria’s energy access?

• What mini-grid business models are working well for Nigeria?
• Utilising hybrid micro-grids to enhance grid sustainability and energy access

Panellists

• Femi Adeyemo, Founder & Managing Director,Arnergy, Nigeria
• Olasimbo Sojinrin, Country Manager, Solar Sister Nigeria, Nigeria
• Harrison Leaf, CEO, SteamCo, UK
• Jim Howlett, Chief Operating Officer, PAS BBOXX, Nigeria

17:00

Networking drinks reception

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Technical Workshop Day 2

Wednesday 14 November 2018

 

Advancing Gas-to-Power in Nigeria
Moderator: Wole Famurewa, Business News Anchor, CNBC Africa

09:30-10:30

Panel discussion: Gas in Nigeria’s generation mix-How can gas complement renewables?

Panel speakers:

Patrick Nzekwe, General Manager, Clarke Energy, Nigeria
Yusuff Wale, Business Development Manager-Africa WEST, Wartsila Marine and Power Services Nigeria, Nigeria

10:30-11:00

Innovative lubricants to cope with new energy challenges
François-Joseph Montagne, Energy Market Manager, Total Lubricants, France

11:00

Break

11:30-12:15

Panel Discussion: How is the LNG/CNG industry supporting gas generation industries?

Panel speakers:

Pulak Sen, Managing Director, Power Gas, Nigeria
Ike Oguine, Chief Consultant, ADVISORY Legal Consultants, Nigeria

12:15-12:45

Where the Grid Ends, Liquidstar Begins
Conor Colwell, Co-Founder, Chain of Things, China

12:45

Break

Solutions for large power users: Reducing energy bills and installing the right solution for your commercial generation business
Moderator: Chimaobi Daniel Nna, Advisor: Energy Efficiency and Renewables Energy Standards, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Nigeria

13:45-14:00

Dispatchable Power for Nigerian Industry
Dmitry Shornikov, CEO, Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, South Africa

14:00-14:15

Advances in Energy Storage
Chinedu Igbokwe,Chief Operating Officer, Daystar Power Group, USA

14:15-15:00

Panel discussion: Tips for reducing energy consumption and bills

• Energy performance standards and labels identifying energy efficient applicances
• Approaches to training your staff to reduce energy consumption

Panellist

• Samuel Ahanor, Renewable Energy Technical Specialist, Winrock International/USAID, Nigeria
• Olakunle Owoeye, Managing Director, Ecowatt Nigeria Limited, Nigeria
• Dada Ayodeji, Energy Conservation Manager, Nigerian Bottling Company, Nigeria

15:00-15:15

Is waste to energy viable for your business?
Tosin Jolaoye, CEO, Ketos Energy, Nigeria

15:00

End of Day 2