Tuesday 12 November 2019

Pre-conference masterclass Mitigating cyber security risks for power utilities Venue: Mazonia Suite

09:30 – 11:00 We will walk you through the key cybersecurity issues
facing power utilities today. You will learn:

-How to identify potential new cybersecurity threats
-Strategies that you can implement to mitigate these risks
-Actions you can take today to improve your security
-A framework for mitigating cybersecurity risks in
critical infrastructure
-Training organised by the Cyber Security Experts
Associationsof Nigeria (CSEAN)

Opening Keynote Venue: Grand Ballroom

12:55
Organiser’s welcome
David Ashdown, Managing Director, Clarion Energy,
South Africa
13:00 India`s interest in working with the Nigerian power and
energy ecosystem
Debmalya Banerjee, Regional Director – ICC, India
13:03 High Commissioner of India to Nigeria welcome address
His Excellency Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India to
Nigeria, India
13:13 Priorities for Nigeria’s power sector
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Deputy Chairman,
Senate Committee on Power, National Assembly, Nigeria
13:28 Ministry of Power welcome address
Senior representative, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Bridging Nigeria’s energy access gap Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Solicitors, Nigeria

13:50-15:00 This session will shine a light on the off-grid projects of the
Rural Electrification Agency (REA); from increasing
access rates to their positive impact in the communities.
 Overview of the Nigerian off grid programmes
 How to participate in the Nigerian Electrification
Project (NEP)
 What projects are assessing the Rural Electrification
Fund (REF)?
 How many economic clusters have been energised?
 What impact is the Energising Education Programme
making in the Federal Universities?
 What are the different financing tools used for funding
off grid projects?

Panelists:
-Dele Faseemo, Group Head: Energy, Sterling Bank, Nigeria
-Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Funds (REF) and Board Member Rural
-Electrification Agency (REA), Nigeria
-Ifeanyi B. Orajaka, CEO, Green Village Electricity, Nigeria
-Lolade Abiola, Head of the Renewable Energy Department,
Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Nigeria

Recapitalisation of DisCos
Moderator: Dapo Akinosun, Managing Partner at Simmons Cooper Partners, Nigeria

15:30 –
15:50
Can the recapitalisation theory work in practice?
Usman Gur Mohammed, CEO, Transmission Company of
Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria
15:50-
17:00
Panel: What will recapitalisation achieve for the Nigeria
power industry?

-What are the economics for recapitalisation?
-What are the arguments for and against recapitalisation?
-Is the concept all theory?
-What is the role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in
the recapitalisation?

Panelists:
-Usman Gur Mohammed, CEO, Transmission Company of
Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria
-Ebipere Clark, Ag. Special Assistant (Energy) to the Governor,
Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
-Helen Brume, Group Head, Energy and Head, Oil and Gas
Value Chain Banking, Union Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
-Jose J. Guerra, Team Leader: Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance, Program for the Nigerian Power Distribution
Sector, Nigeria
-Jillian Foerster, Country Manager: West Africa Region,
US Trade and Development Agency, Nigeria

Wednesday 13 November 2019
Revenue Cycle Management

Can Eligible Customer favour DisCos?
Moderator: Lolu Adubifa, Chief Executive Officer, Lavayo Energy Advisors, Nigeria

09:30 –
11:00

Panel: How can DisCos utilise the provisions of the Eligible Customer declaration?
-Inadequate TUOS and DUOS tariff structures in some regions
-Unimplemented CTC mechanism for affected distribution
companies
-What are the current balancing mechanisms?
-Is there a market for the Niger Delta Power Holding
Company in the Eligible customer model?

Panelists:
Joy Ogaji, Executive Secretary, Association of Generation
Companies, Nigeria

-Edmund. A. Eje, Head of the Market Operator (MO),
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria
-Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director, CEO, Nigeria Delta Power
Holding Company (NDPHC), Nigeria
-Oweh Mba Sam, Coordinator, Manufacturers Power
Development Company Limited, Nigeria

Update on the Meter Asset Provider Regulation (MAP)
Moderator: Engr. John Oyewole Funso-Adebayo, Vice Chair, IEEE, Nigeria

12:00 Case study: From the perspective of the asset provider,
what have been the experiences of Meter Asset Provider
Regulation?
Micheal Onurah, MAP Programs Executive, Mojec International, Nigeria
12:45 Panel: Has the MAP been a game changer for the Nigerian
power industry?
Honest feedback on the industry on the status of MAP
What next for the MAP? Where can the programme go?
Panelists:
-Micheal Onurah, MAP Programs Executive, Mojec International,
Nigeria
-Bimbola Banjo, Associate Director, PwC, Nigeria
-Samuel Orji, Account Manager, Huawei, Nigeria
-Babatunde Osadare, Head, Legal and Regulatory Compliance,
Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

Next steps: Understanding sub-franchising of DisCos’ operations
Moderator: Bunmi Folayan, Transaction Advisor, USAID Nigeria Power Sector Program, Nigeria

14:30 Presentation: Private sector risks and opportunities in the
distribution franchising
Chibueze Ekeh, Managing Consultant, Energy Market and
Regulator Consultants, Nigeria
14:45 Presentation: An outlook of the electricity market with DisCo
sub-franchising
Abba Ibrahim Terab, Principal Manager, Tariffs & Rates Unit,
Market Competition & Rates Division, Nigerian Electricity
Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
15:00 Panel discussion: Franchising arrangements in the areas of
supply, metering, billing and collection

-What are the needs of the DisCos?
-What can be learnt from MAP, to ensure that sub-franchising
is a success?
-What are the timelines for sub-franchising?
-Investor’s perspective

Panelists:
-Doyin Fadipe, CEO, Central Electric & Utilities, Nigeria
-Nosa Ighinedion, Head, Power Procurement and Regulatory,
Eko Electricity Distribution
Company, Nigeria
-Chibueze Ekeh, Managing Consultant, Energy Market and
Regulatory Consultants, Nigeria
-Folake Soetan, COO, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company,
Nigeria
-Dr.Billy Sotubo Gillis Harry, CEO, Bilview Energy Ltd, Nigeria

Pitch Session
Venue: Mazonia Suite

This event aims to break down any barriers that exist between green finance and green projects and accelerate deal making with a pitch session for bankable renewable energy projects. Presented projects will get the opportunity to secure sustainable funding and receive credible advice from investors in the sector.

11:30 Introduction to the Renewable Energy Investment Pitch
11:40 Introduction presentation by Renewables in Africa
11:50 Presentation by ACOB Lighting Technology Ltd.
12:00 Presentation by Blackbit Ltd.
12:10 Presentation by Rubitec Solar
12:20 Presentation by Solarmate Engineering Ltd.
12:30 Presentation by Sosai Renewable Energies Company
12:40 Presentation by Trust Synergy Infrastructure Ltd.

Knowledge Hub
Venue: Exhibition Floor

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Pre conference practical training for student A-Z of installing solar panels
Moderator: Magnus Onuoha, Executive Director, Asteven Renewable Energy Academy, President, Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN), Nigeria

Addressing the skills gap and advancing capacity building has become a requirement to propel Nigeria’s power sector.The training will provide a platform to accelerate entrepreneurial spirit in off grid solar. We encourage senior students to attend this training.

Panel discussion: Where are the skills gaps in the off grid sector
and where can students go for training?
-Where are the greatest employment opportunities in the off grid
space for students?
-What skills and experience do students need to flourish in the off
grid space?
-Where can students access the necessary training?

Panelists:
-Jafaru Mahmud, Ag. Managing Director, NasenI Solar Energy LTD,
Nigeria
-Yusuf Suleiman, CEO, Blue Camel,Nigeria
-Daramfon Bassey, Lead on Stakeholder Engagement and Civil Society,
Clean Technology Hub, Nigeria

Live demo training

10:15Instructors from the Asteven Renewable Energy Academy
will conduct a live demonstration on assembling a solar
panel.
12:00Troubleshooting Solar Panel Competition
A live troubleshooting solar panel competition where 3rd year to
post graduate engineering students from various academic
institutions will participate in assembling a solar panel in
20 minutes, by implementing tips taken from the previously
held live demo training.

Opening Keynote Plenary

12:55Organiser’s welcome
David Ashdown, Managing Director, Spintelligent, South Africa
13:00India`s interest in working with the Nigerian power and
energy ecosystem
Debmalya Banerjee, Regional Director – ICC, India
13:03High Commissioner of India to Nigeria welcome address
His Excellency Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India to
Nigeria, India
13:13Ministry of Power welcome address
His Excellency Eng. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power, Federal
Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Bridging Nigeria’s energy access gap

13:50 This session will shine a light on the off-grid projects of
the Rural Electrification Agency (REA); from
increasing access rates to their positive impact in the
communities.
 Overview of the Nigerian off grid programmes
 How to participate in the Nigerian Electrification Project (NEP)
 What projects are assessing the Rural Electrification
Fund (REF)?
 How many economic clusters have been energised?
 What impact is the Energising Education Programme
making in the Federal Universities?
 What are the different financing tools used for funding
off grid projects?

Moderator:
-Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Solicitors, Nigeria

Panelists:
-Dele Faseemo, Group Head: Energy, Sterling Bank, Nigeria
-Dr Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Funds
(REF)and Board Member Rural Electrification Agency (REA),
Nigeria
-Ifeanyi B. Orajaka, CEO, Green Village Electricity, Nigeria

Solutions for industrial power users Reducing business risks of cost and intermittent electricity

15:30 Decentralised Gas to Power for commercial and industrial
users- an effective solution for continuous and stand-by
power supply
Tobias Hobbach, Founder and Managing Director, Sustainable
Power Generation, South Africa
15:45Eligible Customer Regulation: Raising awareness among
potential eligible customer base
Ayodele Oni, Partner, Bloomfield, Nigeria
16:00Virtual Pipeline/ LNG: How can you buy gas through a
virtual pipeline?
Pradipta Mitra, Market Research Specialist, Greenville Liquefied
Natural Gas Co. Ltd, Nigeria
16:15Nigeria case study: Off-grid industrial clusters in Nigeria
Yusuff Wale, Business Development Manager: West Africa,
Wartsila, Nigeria
16:30Leaving no one behind – Driving clean energy access to
the un-served
Chibuikem Agbaegbu, Country Manager, Africa Clean
Energy (ACE) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), Nigeria
16:45Techno-economic benefits of hybrid renewable energy
solutions for industrial power use
Peace Nnabugwu, Senior Research Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigeria

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Extending the life span of utility assets

Ageing infrastructure is a very real challenge for Nigeria’s power sector. Without the necessary investment in new builds, the sector must maintain and update the current system. This day will demonstrate products and ideas which will support utilities maintain their assets in a cost effective way.

10:00Exploring cutting edge asset performance management
tools and systems to deliver comprehensive advanced asset
analytics
Obumneme Nwafor, Regional Director, CEDAF, Scotland
10:205G and its potential impact on electric utilities
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Executive Director, Africa Utilities
Technology Council, South Africa
10:40Usage of smart meters and drones by TPDDL, Delhi, India,
a developing country like Nigeria to improve reliability
of power
Ravindra Joshi, Former Chief Driving Officer, KEDCo, Kano,
Nigeria; Lead-Business Development-India and International,
Tata Power DDL, Former KEDCo, Kano; Tata Power DDL, India

Maintenance

11:30Gas turbine inlet air cooling
Nicolas Winkler, Deputy General Manager, Cryogel, France
12:10Off-grid Solutions for Industrial and Commercial Clusters
Sumeet Singh, Director, Sales & Strategy,PowerGas, Nigeria
12:30SteamaCo product launch: IoT, mobile apps and the future of
utility workforce automation
Wesley Verne, Chief Technical Officer, SteamaCo, UK

Accessing the unprecedented $1 billion earmarked for mini-grids
Moderator: Ayodele Oni, Partner, Bloomfield, Nigeria

With the government’s support, mini-grids are gaining momentum as electrification solutions to solve the current energy crisis in rural communities. Attend this afternoon to look at business models and strategies that can be implemented in the Nigerian market.

14:30Demand stimulation strategies for mini grid projects
Olumide Fatoki, Senior Advisor at the Sustainable Energy
Access (Off-Grid) Unit of the Nigerian Energy Support
Programme, GIZ, Nigeria
14:50Panel discussion: Problem solving for how Nigerian
companies can tap into mini-grid funding
 Understanding how multilaterals are paying for services
rendered
 How can mini grid companies access working capital?
 Bankability of rural customers: the need for productive
use demand side support
 What can institutions do to better support Nigerian
mini-grid companies?

Panelists:
-Olumide Fatoki, Senior Advisor at the Sustainable Energy
Access (Off-Grid) Unit of the Nigerian Energy Support
Programme, GIZ, Nigeria
-Terje Osmundsen, Founder/CEO, Empower New Energy,
Norway
Suleiman Babamanu, Senior Technical Project Manager,
Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
-Clare Sierawski, USTDA Power Africa Manager: West Africa
region, U.S Trade and Development Agency, Ghana
-Peter Eboh, Manager: Project Delivery, Arnergy, Nigeria
Ayowale Ojo, Sales Manager – West Africa, JA-Solar, Nigeria