Pre-conference workshops: Monday, 17 November 2014

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WORKSHOP 1
Energy efficiency and renewable energy technologiesJacob Udo-Udo presentation
Workshop leader: Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Professor, American University of Nigeria (AUN)

09:00 – 10:00
Jacob-Udo-Udo PresentationEnergy efficiency: Boosting your profit and embracing sustainability
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Professor, American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Formanul Islam presentation10:00 – 11:00
Renewable energy – Solar mini-grids: Potential and challenges
S. M. Formanul Islam, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), Bangladesh

11:15 – 12:00
Jacob Udo-Udo presentationStrategies for reducing energy consumption: 7 proven steps to achieving 30% reduction in industrial and domestic consumption
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Professor, American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Formanul Islam presentation14:00 – 14:30
Biogas-based power: A solution for power and clean environment
S. M. Formanul Islam, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), Bangladesh

14:30 – 15:00
Where has the money gone? Technologies and methods of organisational energy audits and smart energy management
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Professor, American University of Nigeria (AUN)

15:30 – 16:00
Demand Response Management: Exploring new opportunities and partnerships for generating income in Nigeria’s electricity sector
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Professor, American University of Nigeria (AUN)
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Conference Program Day 1: Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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SESSION 1.0.1 – Opening Keynote Session
West Africa: Funding and financing the power transformation
Chairperson and Moderator: Kunle Elebute, Partner and Head Advisory Services, KPMG, Nigeria

09:00 – 09:05
Welcome from Spintelligent
David Ashdown, Managing Director, Spintelligent, South Africa

09:05 – 09:25
Welcome address: Update on the Nigerian power privatisation *
Hon Minister Chinedu O. Nebo, OON, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Thomas Akabzaa presentation09:25 – 09:45
Power investment and financing in Ghana
Thomas M. Akabzaa, Chief Director, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana

09:45 – 09:55
Welcome from the diamond sponsor
Shi Wei-Liang, Vice President West African Region, Huawei, Nigeria

09:55 – 10:20
Keynote address: Unlocking investment and growth in the West African electricity power sector
Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Nigeria

10:20 – 11:00
Panel discussion:
• Funding power: what are the major challenges and how do you mitigate various risks?
• Risk perceptions and risk realities
• The private sector and energy finance
• Making the case for investors – what are their greatest objections?
• Sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) – critical success factors
• Available options and access

Panellists:
• Batchi Baldeh, Senior Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Nigeria
• Clement Adeyinka Oke, Ag. Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), Nigeria
• Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Nigeria
• Obiageli Ezekwesili, Former VP, World Bank/Senior Economic Advisor, Open Society Foundations (OSF), Nigeria
• Klaus Findt, Partner COO, KPMG Global Infrastructure – Africa, South Africa
• Rumundaka Wonodi, MD/CEO, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria
• Sola David – Borha, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC, Nigeria
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SESSION 1.1.1
Panel discussion: Adequate power supply and infrastructure: Overcoming constraints
Chairperson and moderator: Chineme Okafor, Energy Reporter, THISDAY, Nigeria

Mack Kast presentation13:30 – 14:00
Solving power sector infrastructure issues
Mack Kast, MD/CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria

Benjamin Ogbalor presentation14:00 – 14:30
Nigerian gas and power sector market: Post-policy impediment regime
Benjamin Ogbalor, CEO, Everlink Sourcing Ltd, Nigeria

James Abiodun Olotu presentation14:30 – 15:00
Developing the electric power infrastructure: The NDPHC/NIPP experience
James Abiodun Olotu, MD/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Nigeria

15:00 – 15:30
Panel discussion
• Generation capacity and supply challenges in Nigeria
• Gas-to-power needs and the mismatch between the privatised power sector and the gas sector
• Is gas pricing an impediment?
• The PIB – a critical factor for moving gas-to-power forward?
• Will government policy towards gas production and delivery ensure improved electricity supply?
• Infrastructure upgrade and security challenges

Panellists
• Kunle Allen, CEO, Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN), Nigeria
• Adeoye Fadeyibi, MD/CEO, Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited (TUPL), Nigeria
• Godknows Igali, OON Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria
• David Ige, Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, NNPC, Nigeria*
• Mack Kast, MD/CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria
• Victor Okoronkwo, General Manager Upstream Gas, Shell, Nigeria
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SESSION 1.1.2
Panel discussion: Options for increased access to electricity in West Africa: The case for a regional electricity market
Chairperson: F. H. Tobins, Co-Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)

15:45 – 16:30
Panel discussion: A discussion on prospects and need for greater crossborder action to boost regional electricity integration, trade and harmonisation of standards – An integrated energy model for West Africa. Increasing generation and supply through alternative energy sources.

Panellists
• Andrew T. Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana
• Amadou Diallo, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin
Charles Iyo presentationIfey Ikeonu, Council Member, ECOWAS Renewable Energy Regulatory Agency (ERERA), Ghana
• Louis Fourie, Technical Director, Management & Advisory, Aurecon Group, South Africa
• Charles Iyo, Regional Sales Manager, West Africa – Eaton Electrical, Nigeria

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Conference Program Day 2: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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SESSION 2.1.1
Harnessing opportunities in the Nigerian post-privatisation power market
Chairperson: Samuel J. Agbogun, CEO, Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Ltd (NELMCO), Nigeria

09.00 – 09:30
Unlocking values in the power sector
Eric Olo, Head, Corporate Finance and Business Strategy, North South Power Limited, Nigeria

09:30 – 10:00
Smart power generation solutions – Mini-LNG for power generation
Ade Audifferren, MD, WARTSILA, Nigeria

Ransome Owan presentation10:00 – 10:30
The emerging investor-owned electricity industry in Nigeria and prospects for economic boom
Ransome Owan, Group Managing Director, Power, Aiteo Group, Nigeria
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SESSION 2.1.2
Regulatory frameworks and policies
Chairperson: William Amuna, Managing Director, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ghana

10:45 – 11:15
Transforming electricity supply through incentive regulation
Sam Amadi, CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

Ifey Ikeonu presentation11:15 – 11:45
Improving regulatory performance through benchmarking
Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member (Legal), ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority, Ghana

Ngozi Osuhor presentation11:45 – 12:15
Developmental strides in the Nigerian electricity market
Ngozi Osuhor, Market Operator, Operator of the Nigerian Electricity Market (ONEM), Nigeria
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SESSION 2.1.3
Renewable energy and T&D solutions to accelerate rural electrification
Chairperson: Kenneth Achugbu, Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria

Winrock presentation14:00 – 14:30
Renewable energy solutions for productive use
Segun Adaju, Chief of Party, Winrock International, USAID-Nigeria Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project, Nigeria

Andrew Barfour presentation14:30 – 14:45
Beyond the grid: Off-grid and small energy solutions for rural dwellers
Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana

Formanul Islam presentation14:45 – 15:00
A case study on solar home systems: From darkness to light: The role of solar home systems to bring in significant transformation in the rural areas of Bangladesh
S. M. Formanul Islam, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), Bangladesh

Jannik Moller presentations15:00 – 15:15
Rural electrification planning challenges in Nigeria
Jannik Moller, Head of Unit Rural Electrification, Nigerian Energy Support Programme, GIZ, Nigeria
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CLOSING SESSION 2.1.4
Skilled workforce in the power sector: Challenges and responses
Chairperson: Phillip Griffith, General Manager, GE Global Chain for Africa, Nigeria

15:30 – 16:00
Developing skilled manpower for the power sector in Nigeria: The role of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
Reuben Okeke, Director General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Nigeria

16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion:
• Identifying challenges and responses thus far
• Achievements and successes
• Bridging the gaps – the way forward

Panellists
• Wirba Alidu, Head of Office, UNOPS, Nigeria
• Lamu Audu, MD/CEO, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), Nigeria
• William Hutton-Mensah, MD, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana
• Felix Nitz, Programme Manager, Nigerian Energy Support Programme, GIZ , Germany
• Reuben Okeke, Director General, NAPTIN, Nigeria