Pre-conference workshops: Monday, 17 November 2014

Nigeria: After take-over – Securing your metering infrastructure to ensure financial sustainability
Workshop leader: Uzoma Achinanya, MD, Emtech Energy Services Limited, Nigeria

Damilola Ogunbiyi presentation09:00 – 10:30
Pre-implementation: Skill acquisition, technology transfer and job creation
Damilola Ogunbiyi, General Manager, Lagos State Energy Board (LSEB), Nigeria

11:15 – 12:30
Peter Ewesor presentationPlanning for metering – Importance of enforcement in Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)
Engr. Peter O. Owesor, MD/CEO, Electricity Management Services Ltd, Nigeria

14:00 – 15:00
Tasiu Wudil presentationYou get what you pay for: Meter procurement strategy
Engr. Tasui Wudil, Network Manager, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

15:30 – 17:00
Planning to reduce loss and improve quality of supply
Engr. Abdul Lawal, General Manager Operations, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KADECO), Nigeria


Conference Program Day 1: Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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

09:25 – 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

• 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
Power distribution solutions: A West African perspective
Chairperson: Alex Osei, General Manager, Management Information Systems, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG),

Bob Dickerman presentation13:00 – 13:30
The practical challenges of modernising a utility network in a capital constrained environment
Robert Dickerman, MD/CEO, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Nigeria

13:30 – 14:00
Innovative ICT empower a better connected Smart Grid
Eric Hemu, CTO, Enterprise Business Group (Western Africa region), Huawei Technologies Company Limited

14:00 – 14:30
Real-time data in the distribution industry – The critical advantage for enhancing reliability
Miguel Chavaro/Lawal Gbolahan, Regional Manager, PowerGen T&D/CEO, GIL Automations, Nigeria
Panel discussion: Strategic metering: Managing the process
Chairperson: Uzoma Achinanya, MD, EMTECH Energy Services Limited, Nigeria

15:45 – 17:00
Panel discussion: Bridging the huge metering gap – What strategic options to fast-track solution?
• How does privatization impact metering and the billing system?
• Regulatory requirements, standards and challenges.
• Security issues: how do you protect your metering investment?
• Improved customer metering, does it translate to improved revenue generation?
• Similar challenges and leveraging on synergies in West Africa

• Oladele Amoda, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Nigeria
• Neil Croucher, MD/CEO, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Nigeria
Chantelle Abdul presentationSamuel Sarpong, MD, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana
• Kola Balogun, MD, Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company Limited (MEMMCOL), Nigeria
• Chantelle Abdul, CEO/MD, Mojec International, Nigeria


Conference Program Day 2: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Revenue protection and loss reduction for increased profitability
Chairperson: Tetteh Okyne, Director of Operations, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

09:00 – 09:30
Revenue protection as a veritable tool for electricity market development
Uzoma Achinanya, MD, EMTECH Energy Services Limited, Nigeria

09:30 – 10:00
Asset management of distribution components
Anthony Adoghe, Senior Lecturer, Covenant University, Nigeria

10:00 – 10:30
The role of smart metering in loss management reduction
Imraan Mohamed, Marketing Director: Sub-Saharan Africa, Itron, South Africa
Metering technologies and standards for effective distribution management
Chairperson: Idris Mohammed, CEO, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

10:45 – 11:00
Smart metering: Towards a revolution in revenue protection and load management
Oladele Amoda, MD/CEO, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Nigeria

Tunde Isaacs presentation11:00 – 11:15
AMI/AMR Systems: A platform for efficiency gains, theft detection and revenue assurance in the electricity industry
Tunde Isaacs, MD, FLT Energy Systems Limited, Nigeria

11:15 – 11:30
Prepayment: A key to success. A single commercial management system with prepayment sales embedded in the cycle to avoid dependency from manufacturers
Rojas Ramos Juan Carlos, Country Manager South Africa, Indra Sistemas S.A., South Africa

Kobus Van den Berg presentation11:30 – 12:00
The Standard Transfer Specification – 2014 and beyond
Kobus Van den Berg, Associate/Principal Engineer, Aurecon Group, South Africa
Appropriate billing and customer support services for improved efficiency
Chairperson: Daudu Abdul-Aziz, Chief Operating Officer, Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, Nigeria

Isaac Botchaway presentation14:00 – 14:30
Appropriate utility billing – process or event?
Isaac Adu-Botchway, Regional Commercial Manager, Ashanti-West, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

14:30 – 15:00
Customer billing, engagement, support services and relationship management in the electricity industry
Abba A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Government & Consumer Affairs Division, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

Abayomi Olarinmoye presentation15:00 – 15:30
Smart Metering – Managing the billing and customer support process efficiently
Abayomi Olarinmoye, Managing Director- Resources Operating Group (Energy, Utilities and Natural Resources) Accenture, Nigeria

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

• 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