Pre-conference: Monday, 25 November 2013

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09:00 – 10:30
Learning the basics: Metering 101
Workshop leader: BSES, India: Rajesh Bansal, Vice President

11:00 – 12:30
Using metering technology to improve revenue protection
Workshop leader: Utiligence, United Arab Emirates: Antony Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer

13:30 – 15:00
Smart meters and smart grids technology insight
Workshop leader: BSES, India: Rajesh Bansal, Vice President

16:00 – 17:00
Scenario planning for the best metering option for your business
Utiligence, United Arab Emirates: Antony Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer and
BSES, India: Rajesh Bansal, Vice President
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Day 1: Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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West Africa: Powering cross border participation for regional economic growth
Chairman: UBA Capital, Nigeria: Wale Shonibare, Managing Director, Investment Banking

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and keynote address
Ministry of Power, Nigeria: Hon. Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo

09:30 – 10:00
Update on opportunities in Ghana
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana: Hon. John A. Jinapor, Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum

10:00 – 10:30
Incentivising power generation in the transitional electricity market through the Nigerian Bulk Trader
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Nigeria: Rumundaka Wonodi, Managing Director/CEO
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Country policy implications to establish a regional market and the challenges thereof
Chairman: UBA Capital, Nigeria: Wale Shonibare, Managing Director, Investment Banking

11:30 – 12:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • ECG, Ghana: William Hutton-Mensah, Managing Director
  • ECOWAS RERA, Ghana: Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member
  • Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria: Reynolds Dagogo-Jack, Chairman
  • Southern Africa Hub Trade, USA: Alejandro Core, Energy Policy Advisor, Renewable Energy and IPPs Energy Policy

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Securing and optimising your power generation and distribution asset
Chairman: PWC, Nigeria: Bimbola Banjo, Associate Director, Energy, Power and Utilities Assurance Services

12:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • PWC, Nigeria: Pedro Omontuemhen, Partner and Leader Energy, Power and Utilities Services
  • PWC, Nigeria: Ian Aruofor, Director and Leader Capital Projects and Infrastructure Advisory
  • PWC, Nigeria: Abolade Kehinde, Director and Leader Energy & Power Tax Services
  • PWC, Nigeria: Bimbola Banjo, Associate Director, Energy, Power and Utilities Assurance Services

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Creating an enabling environment for metering in West Africa
Chairman: Emtech Energy Services, Nigeria: Uzoma Achinanya, Managing Director

14:30 – 15:00
Status update of the metering gap in Nigeria
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria: Sam Amadi, Chief Executive Officer

15:00 – 15:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • ECG, Ghana: Nicholas Smart-Yeboah, Director, Customer Service Director
  • Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Oladele Amoda, CEO
  • NERC, Nigeria: Abdulkadir Shettima, Deputy General Manager for Market Analysis and Compliance
  • Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria: Chidi Ike, Senior Performance Monitor, Distribution
  • Southern Africa Hub Trade, USA: Alejandro Core, Energy Policy Advisor, Renewable Energy and IPPs Energy Policy

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Revenue protection: Efficient billing practice and customer service advocacy
Chairman: Mojec International, Nigeria: Chantelle Abdul, International Business Director

16:00 – 16:30
Successor Companies and IT Solutions: How can business software applications bring ROI and profitability forward?
SAP Africa, South Africa: Andrew Strachan, Head, Energy and Natural Resources

16:30 – 17:30
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Covernance Energy Ltd, United Kingdom: Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Managing DirectorCovernance Energy Ltd, United Kingdom: Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Managing Director
  • Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana: Joseph Mensah Forson, District Manager
  • Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Abiodun Ajifowobaje, CEO
  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria: Abba Armiya’u Ibrahim, Commissioner, Government & Consumer Affairs
  • Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria: Reginald Odiah, Chairman, MAN Infrastructure Committee

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Day 2: Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Technologies: Prepayment metering
Chairman: Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana: Alex Osei, Divisional Manager, Customer Service Directorate

09:00 – 09:30
Meter Data usage case study – loss and breakdown time reduction
BSES, India: Rajesh Bansal, Vice President

CAPMI Case Study09:30 – 10:00
CAPMI Case Study
Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria: Sam Edoho, Project Manager

Case study: Strategies for the reduction of non-technical losses10:00 – 10:30
Case study: Strategies for the reduction of non-technical losses
ECG, Ghana: David Boadi Asamoah, Divisional Manager, Revenue Protection
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Technologies: AMR and AMI
Chairman: Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria: Chidi Ike, Senior Performance Monitor, Distribution

Pdf-Download-Button11:00 – 11:30
Ghana’s AMR Case Study

ECG, Ghana: Sariel Etwire, AMR Project Manager and Sectional Manager

11:30 – 12:00
Going beyond metering to cash

Schneider Electric, Nigeria: Ibitayo Banigbe, Technology Consultant

12:00 – 12:30
Technology Requirements For Smart Billing and Revenue Assurance

Computer Warehouse Group, Nigeria: James O. Agada, Chief Technology Officer

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Panel discussion: Meeting the skills challenge through capacity building
Moderator: Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Nigeria: Sola Obadimu, Director, Capacity Building

14:00  – 15:00
Panel discussion: How is Nigeria going to train the 8 000 engineers needed to ensure 40 000 MW by 2020?

Panellists:

  • ECG, Ghana: William Hutton Mensah, Managing Director
  • GIZ, Germany: Felix Nitz, Capacity Building, Nigerian Energy Support Programme
  • NAPTIN, Nigeria: Reuben Okeke, Director General
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Nigeria: Sola Obadimu, Director, Capacity Building

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Nigeria looking forward: post reform
Chairman: Bank of Industry, Nigeria: Waheed Olagunju, Executive Director, Business Development

15:45 – 16:45
Panel discussion

Panellists:

  • North South Power Company, USA: Eric Olo, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Shiroro Generation Company, Nigeria: Eric Olojugba, Commercial Financial Manager
  • Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria: Simeon Atakulu
  • PWC, Nigeria: Pedro Omontuemnen, Partner & Leader Energy, Power and Utility Services