West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

28 – 10 November 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 28 November 2011

Brazilian rural electrification program called “Luz para Todos” (Light for All, in English). – memo
Ministry of mines and Energy, Brazil

Session 0.1.1

WORKSHOP 1: Finance and investment

Session 0.2.1

WORKSHOP 2: Renewable energy

09h00 – 10h30

Project finance: What is a bankable project?
Ije Ikoku, Team Leader Infrastructure/TMT/Energy Investments, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Nigeria

Renewable Energy in West Africa: Prospects and Key Considerations
Mrs. Ute Menikheim, Head of Energy, Siemens Southern Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 0.1.2

Panel discussion

Session 0.2.2

Solar energy

11h00 – 12h30

Creating the ideal climate for private sector investment and PPPs in Nigeria

Workshop Leaders:

  • Adesoji Adesugba, Board member International Institute for Investment Promotion, Switzerland and Chairman, Industrial Arbitration Panel, Nigeria
  • Theo Sackey, Power Sector Specialist, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria

A clean energy option for Nigeria
Aonghus Geraght, Chief Executive Officer, AG Energy Partners, Ireland

Session 0.3.1

WORKSHOP 3: Distribution

Session 0.4.1

WORKSHOP 4: Smart Grids

13h00 – 14h30

The roll-out strategy for Metering  deployment in Nigeria
Engr Kola Balogun, Managing Director, Momas Systems, Nigeria

Preparing for Sector Unbundling: Do you have the right IT applications in place?
Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP South Africa

Presentation not available on speakers’ request

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Session 1.0.1
General Opening Keynote Session

Unlocking West Africa’s Industrial Potential
Chairman: Engineer Bada, Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h30

Ministerial Opening: Challenges of Realising the Power Sector Reform in Nigeria
Honourable Minister Bartholomew Nnaji, Minister of Power, Nigeria

Ministerial Keynote Presentation: Attracting private investment to overcome the lack of sustainable service delivery
Honourable Minister Sarah Reng Ochepke, Minister of Water Resources, Nigeria*

09h30 – 10h00

Update on Privatisation progress in Nigeria for Electricity
Bolanle Onagoruwa, Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprise, Nigeria

10h00 – 10h30

Uplifting West Africa’s Industrial sector through improved policies and Public Private Partnerships
Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority, Ghana

10h30 – 12h00

Management Overview: Discussing the two important factors for Business Stability – Energy & Water Planning for Future Power Generation and Water Distribution

Panellists:

  • David Ige, Lead on Gas Master plan, NNPC & CEO Aggregate Gas Company of Nigeria
  • Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Benin
  • Akinwole Omoboriowo II CEO, Genesis Electricity Limited
  • Mohamed Salem, Power Generation PSPG Sub-regional BU Manager Egypt and Central Africa, ABB, Egypt
  • Harold Esseku, Director, Rapha Consulting, Ghana
  • Prince Keke Chima, General Manager, Imo State Water Corporation, Nigeria
Session 1.1.1

Regulation & legal frameworks
Moderator: Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

13h00 – 13h30

What is the new policy framework in the privatised power sector in Nigeria? Cost-reflective tariffs and subsidies?
Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria

13h30 – 15h00

Panel Discussion: Reform feedback

Panellists:

  • Didier Rotsaert, Managing Director, AES APCO, USA
  • Kunle Seyi-Adekunle , Managing Director &  COO, Kiloscar International Services Limited
  • Dr Haliru Dikko, Head of Tariff & Rates Regulation Group, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Authority, Nigeria
  • Eng. (Chief) Giandomenico Massari, General Manager Danelec Ltd, member of National Council Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and member of EXCO Man Local Content Group, Nigeria
Session 1.1.2

16h00 – 16h30

Successful case stories for restructuring
Njekwa P. Mumbuna, Consultant, Lesotho Electricity Board, Lesotho

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

16h30 – 17h00

CEO panel discussion

Panellists:

  • Engineer Bada, Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Nigeria
  • Njekwa P. Mumbuna, Consultant, Lesotho Electricity Board, Lesotho
  • Willie de Beer, Specialist Energy Industry Consultant, NetGroupInterntional
  • Kweku Andoh Awotwi, Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority, Ghana

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Session 2.1.1

Transmission network development
Chairman: Engineer Bada, Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h30

West African Power Pool infrastructure development projects in the pipeline: Increasing inter and intra connections across the West African region
Babatunde Adeyemo, Coordinator, West African Power Pool (WAPP), Benin

09h30 – 10h00

Why is maintenance of the transmission network so crucial to electricity power execution and delivery?
Udo Schurlz, Senior Area Sales Manager, Reinhausen, Germany

10h00 – 10h30

Case study: First unmanned middle capacity HPP in Croatia in commercial use
Jadranko Sudarević, Head of  Department, BU  Electric power generation, Koncar, Croatia

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 2.1.2

The Generation mix
Chairman: Aonghus Geraght, Chief Executive Officer, AG Energy Partners, Ireland

11h00 – 11h30

Katsina state wind farm: An FMP pilot project in wind energy 
Mathieu Guillermin, Africa-Asia Sales Manager, Vergnet, France

11h30 – 12h00

What is the potential for concentrated solar power in the West African region? Potential in Senegal? Projects in Egypt and Morocco? Financing in North Africa?
Erik Fernstrom, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank, Nigeria

12h00 – 12h30

Modular Service Capability of Siemens Gas Turbines
Ernst Trumpfheller, Project Manager Marketing, SIEMENS, Germany

12h30 – 13h00

Fast Track Guaranteed Electricity Supply Solution: Karpower Powership
Nuray Atacik, Chief Commercial Officer, Karpower International, Turkey

Session 2.1.3

Improving Performance in the Distribution Network Energy Management for Efficiency & Optimisation
Chairman: Alexander Osei, Divisional Manager, Customer Service Directorate, Electricity Company Ghana (ECG), Ghana

14h00 – 14h30

Electrical Ornaments or profitability enhancers: The evolution of surge protection devices
Jeff Edwards, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Energy Control Systems,  USA

14h30 – 15h00

The Value of Integrated IT applications for an unbundled utility
Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP South Africa

15h00 – 15h30

Rural electrification: A vector for economic & social development
Jamil Korked, Project Manager,STEG Internationale Services, Tunisia

Session 2.0.4

Closing Session
Chairman: Emmanuel M.K Amekor, Manager, Environment & Sustainable Development Department, Volta River Authority, Ghana

16h00 – 17h00

Panel discussion: What is the future potential for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in addressing the Electricity power and Water shortage in the West African region?

Panellists:

  • Aboubacry Mbodji, Executive Director of CODESEN, Civil Society Coordination for the Development of Senegal River Basin, Senegal
  • Engineer Chidi Izuwah, Executive Director, PPP Resource Centre, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
  • Prince Keke Chima, Former General Manager, Imo State Water Corporation, Nigeria