Monday 23 November 2015

Clean Power West Africa


Master Class
The Role of Clean Energy in Supplementing the Energy Mix

Energy security & climate change are the principal factors motivating the Masterclass.  Participants will consider the alternatives to thermal energy & the investment opportunities for the research, implementation & development of clean power.

Chairman: Anita Okuribido, President, Council for Renewable Energy, Nigeria


Session 1.1.1

09:00 
Masterclass: Accessing Finance  for Renewable Power Projects

  • Incentivising private financing for project development
  • Examples for how ublic financing from national, regional & international institutions be instrumental
  • What are the key operational challenges likely to face grid integration of wind and solar generation?

Moderator:
Afolabi Otitoju, Renewable Energy Expert & Consultant, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Nigeria

Speakers include:
Sibylle Haase, Head of Unit Renewable Energy, GIZ, Nigeria
Erabor A. Okogun, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nemoante Limited/Middle Band Solar One, Nigeria
Seye Bassir, Investment Director, Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Nigeria
Marindame Kombate, Manager, Energy Projects, West Africa, Camco Clean Energy, Ghana



Session 1.1.2

11:15  
Boosting the Commercial Scale of West Africa’s Hydropower Potential

  • Discover initiatives that are accelerating deployment of hydropower projects
  • Estimates for hydropower potential in West Africa
  • Explore opportunities & technology for small-scale hydropower development

Moderator:
Afolabi Otitoju, Renewable Energy Expert & Consultant, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Nigeria

Speakers include:
Imo Ekpo,  Independent Hydropower Consultant, Misek Consult, Nigeria

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Alain Etty, Chief Executive Officer, Ivoire Hydro Energy, Côte d’Ivoire



Session 1.1.3

13:30    
Accelerating the Take-up of Wind & Solar Projects

  • Plans & projects for wind & solar in the region?
  • Accessing the interest in grid-connected & large-scale projects
  • What are the latest technological solutions for project acceleration?

Pdf-Download-ButtonModerator:
Femi Osidele, Director,  Amojos Consulting, USA

Pdf-Download-ButtonSpeakers include:
Pdf-Download-ButtonRiaan Meyer, Managing Director, GeoSUN Africa, South Africa

Frédéric Cheve, Sales Manager, Vergnet Group, France

Marcus Heal, CEO, Pan Africa Solar, UK
Bolutife Odusanya, Director, Nigeria Solar Capital Partners, Nigeria
Faruk Yusuf Yabo, Assistant Director, Department of Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access (RRD), Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria



Session 1.1.4

15:30    
Disruption for Clean Power West Africa

  • Predictions for future technologies & new ideas for the expansion of clean power in West Africa
  • What are the current developments in energy storage technologies as renewable-enablers?
  • Waste to power: What is the momentum for biomass power projects?

Moderator:
Ifeanyi B. Orajaka, Managing Director, GVE Projects, Nigeria

Pdf-Download-ButtonSpeakers include:
Kiki Kamanu, Director, Shiraan, Nigeria

Akinwale Aboyade, Senior Manager, Climate Innovation Centre, South Africa

17:00
Closing of Pre-Conference Master Class
Chairperson Anita Okuribido, President, Council for Renewable Energy, Nigeria