Tuesday 24 November 2015

Moving the West African Power Sector to the Next Level


Session 2.1.1

09:00  
Sponsor Welcome Address
A Better Way to An Emerging West Africa
Shi Weiliang, Vice President of West & Central African Regions, Huawei Technologies, China

09:10    
West Africa’s Power Road Map:  What are the Real Risks vs Perceived Risks?

  • Analysis of the region’s power infrastructure progress & opportunities
  • Nigeria’s post-election power industry update: more energy & less energy reform?
  • Solutions to the region’s domestic gas short fall
  • What is the economic landscape of the regional power sector?

Chairman:
Eyo Ekpo, Former Commissioner, NERC & Team Lead, Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria

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Olufunke Jones, Country Head, Power and Energy, Ecobank, Nigeria

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Robert Dickerman, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
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Mason Oghenejobo, Strategy and Portfolio Adviser, Seplat, Nigeria

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-Founder, Andela, Nigeria



Session 2.1.2

13:30
The Good, the Bad & the Future: Voices from the Private Sector

  • What are the realities of doing business in the power sector?
  • How have the private sector planned for the future?
  • Exploring expansion projects: Pinpointing opportunities for companies to win contracts & support infrastructure refurbishment
  • How will the move away from the partial risk guarantee benefit the Nigerian investment landscape?
  • Addressing the skills gap: Marrying local talent with international expertise

Moderator:
Rahila Thomas, Country Manager, ÅF-Mercados EMI, Nigeria

Panellists:
Robert Dickerman, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
Oladele Amoda, Managing Director  / Chief Executive Officer, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
Kola Karim, Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Energy, Nigeria
Daudu Abdul-Aziz, Chief Operating Officer, North South Power – Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, Nigeria
Oti Ikomi, Executive Vice-Chairman, Proton Energy, Nigeria
Rumundaka Wonodi, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading, Nigeria
Reuben Okeke, Director General, National Power Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria



Session 2.1.3

15:45    
Monetisation of Gas Reserves for Power Projects

  • To what extent can gas utilisation be a game changer in West Africa’s energy management?
  • What is the role of upstream companies in satisfying West Africa’s thirst for gas?
  • What solutions can mini LNG modular units offer? At what financial cost?
  • Domestic pipeline infrastructure & strategies for preventing vandalism
  • Assessing the benefits of a virtual pipeline
  • Developing IPP solutions: From conception to securing the ideal technologies

Moderator:
Isaac Gbenga Oluwadiya, Gas to Power Advisor, Adam Smith International, Nigeria

Panellists:
Ezekiel Adesina, Senior Business & Strategy Analyst, Nigeria LNG, Nigeria
Adedamola A. Adegun, Gas Commercial, Planning & Commercial, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Nigeria
Emeka Okwuosa, Chief Executive Officer, Oilserv, Nigeria
Nasir Giwa, Head Power and Gas, Siemens, Nigeria