West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

19 – 21 November 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 19 November 2012

09h30 – 12h30

WORKSHOP 1: Legal frameworks for power sector markets
Workshop Leaders: Eyo Ekpo, Commissioner, Market Competition & Rates, NERC, Nigeria
Ayodele Oni, Energy Legal Expert, Banwo & Ighodalo & Columnist for Energy, Business Day, Nigeria

13h30 – 16h30

WORKSHOP 2: IT Systems for utilities and large scale industry
Workshop Leader: Andrew Strachan, Industry Specialist, SAP, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Session 1.0.1

General opening session: Driving the transformation of the power sector nationally and regionally
Chairman: Professor E. J. Bala, Director Renewable Energy, Energy Commission, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome
Professor E. J. Bala, Director Renewable Energy, Energy Commission, Nigeria

09h10 – 09h40

Nigeria Electricity Power Update – from PTFP
Reynolds Dagogo-Jack, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria

09h40 – 10h15

What Will the Nigerian Power Sector Look Like in 3 Years? What will be the Critical Challenges & Objectives in the next 12 months of Africa’s largest power sector reform?
Panellists:

  • Reynolds Dagogo-Jack, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria
  • Commissioner, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Representative, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
  • Barrister EvaristusMogbo, Executive Director Market Operations, Transmission Company of Nigeria
Session 1.1.1

LIGHTING UP AFRICA
Chairman: Alexander Osei,Divisional Manager, Customer Service Directorate, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

11h15 – 12h00

Update on the Electricity Power Sector in Guinea 
Dr Chieck N’Fall Cissoko, Chief of Energy Control Unit & Regulation Section, Ministry of Energy & Water, Guinea*

12h00 – 12h30

Developing Rural Electrification Infrastructure – Ghana’s Experience
Engineer Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, GEDAP (Ghana Energy Development and Access Project), Ministry of Energy, Ghana

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

12h30 – 13h00

Hybrid power solutions & supply for industrial national estates and national grid for rural communities
Akinwole Omoboriowo II, CEO, Genesis Electricity, Nigeria

Session 1.1.2

UTILITY PERFORMANCE FOR THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
Chairman: Engineer Giandomenico  Massari, Chairman National Council, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria

14h00 – 14h45

Current Status of Power Manufacturing in Nigeria
Engineer Giandomenico Massari, Chairman National Council, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria

14h45 – 15h30

Utility Performance: Ensuring System Reliability
Engineer Tayo Adelaja, Project Manager, Sudden Impact International

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

Session 1.1.2

CREATING ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS TO ATTRACT PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT
Chairman: Mr Akinwunmi Bada, Managing Director, Szotyola Energy, Nigeria

16h00 – 16h30

Raising Finance & Financial Structures for Power Sector Projects
Kofo Dosekun, Partner & Head of Corporate and Commercial Practice, Aluko Oyebode, Nigeria

16h30 – 17h00

The Market Operator Role in Nigeria’s Power Sector
Barrister Evaristus Mogbo, Executive Director Market Operations, Transmission Company of Nigeria

17h00 – 17h30

Securing IPP investments: Role of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
Mr Rumundakaa Wonodi, CEO, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading, Nigeria

17h15 – 18h00

Panel discussion: What are Private Investors Looking for? The need for PRG – Part Risk Guarantees from World Bank for West African countries

Panelists:

  • Rachel More, Infra Cluster, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Nigeria
  • Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman, NERC, Nigeria
  • Mr Rumundakaa Wonodi, CEO, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc
  • Ayodele Oni, Energy Legal Expert, Banwo& Ighodalo& Columnist for Energy, Business Day, Nigeria

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 21 November 2012

EXPANDING GENERATION CAPACITY
IN WEST AFRICA

ADDRESSING THE METERING GAP &
COMMERCIAL LOSSES IN WEST
AFRICA

Session 2.1.1

GAS TO POWER GENERATION PLANNING

Session 2.2.1

REVIEW OF METERING PROGRESS IN NIGERIA
Chairman: Engineer Ayo Obilomo, Chief Executive Officer,
Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h30

Reliable Power Generation with Gas Turbines in Africa
Erik Van Meerbeek, Manager, Energy Sector Fossil Power Generation, Siemens

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

Tackling the Metering Gap in Nigeria
Engineer Chidi Ike, Senior Performance Monitor, Distribution, Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), Nigeria

09h30 – 10h30

Panel discussion: Balancing Gas Demand & Supply in Nigeria – national usage and competing demands from industry, power and domestic

Panelists:

  • Bello Bashiru, Manager Gas Department, NIPP, Nigeria
  • Engineer Dr. Moses Amadasun, Deputy General Manager, IPP Development, Total E&P Nigeria
  • Erik Van Meerbeek, Manager, Energy Sector Fossil Power Generation, Siemens

10h00 – 10h30

Case Study of Current Landmark Metering Projects in Nigeria
Engineer, Adbul Ganiyu Umar, Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

Session 2.1.2

GAS EVACUATION PLANNING

Session 2.2.2

METERING TECHNOLOGIES FOR WEST AFRICA
Chairman: Engineer Achinanya, Independent Consultant, Nigeria

11h00 – 11h30

Commercial Gas Transport Management System
Dalibor Sever, Project Manager, KONCAR – Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc, Croatia 

Rapidly Deploying Metering Strategy
Odion Omonfoman, Chief Executive Officer, Aiteo Power Generation and Electricity Distribution Company Ltd

11h30 – 12h30

Panel discussion: What are the Optimised Locations for the Gas Plants in Nigeria for Smartest Gas Evacuation for Power Generation?

Panelists:

  • David Ladipo, CEO, Azuro Power
  • Engineer Mohamed Saidu, Managing Director, Nigeria Gas Company
  • Dalibor Sever, Title To be Confirmed, KONCAR – Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc, Croatia

11h30 – 12h00

Energy Accountability Through Statistical Metering: The Way Forward
Kola Balogun, Managing Director, Momas Metering Manufacturing Technology, Nigeria

12h00 – 12h30

AMR & AMI Meters: The future of metering
Ms Chantelle Abdul, International Business Development Director, Mojec, Nigeria
Eng. Wole Solanke, Title To be Confirmed ,Mojec, Nigeria

Session 2.1.3

TAPPING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL
FOR THE WEST AFRICAN REGION

Chairman: Engineer Andrew Barfour, Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Session 2.2.3

SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFITABILITY FOR T&D IN WEST AFRICA
Chairman: Alexander Osei,Divisional Manager, Customer Service Directorate,
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana

14h00 – 14h30

Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Master Plan for Alternative Sources of Electricity Power
Godwin Ugah Unimke, Program Director, Council of Renewable Energy, Nigeria (CREN) 

Maintenance as a Culture
Udo Schulz, Senior Area Sales Manager,  Reinhausen, Germany

14h30 – 15h00

Solar, Wind & Tidal Trends in West Africa
Hyacinth Elayo, Energy Policy Analyst, ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) 

15h00 – 15h30

Q&A

The Importance of End-to-end Integration from Metering to Customer Service: Creating a Robust CRM System around Automatic Meter Reading
Andrew Strachan, Industry Principal: Service Industries, SAP, South Africa

SESSION 2.0.4

WAPIC 2012 Closing Session
Chairman: Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo, Director General, Energy Commission, Nigeria

16h15 – 17h00

West African Power Pool Vision for Lighting West Africa
Amadou Diallo, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP)