Programme

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER
Consolidating Energy Transformation Gains

8:30 Registration

9.30 Opening by the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria   Muhammadu Buhari GCFR

10:00 Ministerial Keynote: Supporting growth in the Renewable energy industry

10.20 – What France is doing in Africa in the Renewable Energy front- Denys GAUER- French Ambassador to Nigeria 

10. 40 – Renewable Energy and Energy Problems in Nigeria – Ewah Eleri –Executive Director; International Centre for Energy, Environment &  Development

11: 00 Opening of Exhibition 

11: 30 Renewable Energy Investment panel 

  • Investing in Renewable Energy: what are government investment priorities and what are investors looking for?
  • The role of governments and policy in facilitating the growth of the off-grid lighting market
  • The need for consolidation in Nigerian Energy market: what is the government doing to grow Renewable Energy in the mix?
  • Funding Energy infrastructure: what are the pros and cons of the various investment models?

Moderator: Dr. Chidi Onuoha, Executive Director,  Green Economics Initiative of Africa,

Panelists:
Gabriel Kajero, CEO, Katika Energy                      

Segun Adaju,  CEO, BlueOcean Nigeria
Yesufu Longe Alonge Head, Power Procurement &  Contracts, NBET
Ewah EleriExecutive Director; International Centre for Energy, Environment &  Development

12:40       Lunch address: Gold Sponsor: Segun Adaju,  CEO, BlueOcean Nigeria

 Lunch  Break in Exhibition Hall

14: 00 Key Parts of a Power Purchase Agreement-   Yesufu Longe Alonge Head, Power Procurement &  Contracts, NBET

14.20 Consolidating the Energy gains – Prof Emmanuel Onyejeose

14:40 A review of low emissions development in Nigeria- Dr. Amina Batagarawa, Department of Architecture, ABU, Zaria

  15:00: Round-table Discussion – meeting the challenge for universal access to electricity                                                           

  • This session will provide an overview of innovation that can enable finance and examine the building blocks for successful fund raising and unlock what investors are attracted to in the off-grid sector.
  • Social impact: motivating investment, informing policy, and focusing enterprises How to build CSR strategies with a view to sustainable commercial objective?
  • What technologies and solutions are working for other countries ?

Moderator: Dr. Etiosa Uyigue, UNDP

Panelists
Adenike Akinsemolu, Researcher, Adeyemi University  
Engr. (Mrs.) Bahijjahtu Hadiza Abubakar, National Coordinator Renewable Energy Programme of Nigeria
Henry Emmanuel
CEO PRIMAG ASSOCIATES UK
Dr. Amina BatagarawaDepartment of Architecture, ABU, Zaria
Dr. Albert Okorogu, Executive Director Niger Delta Power Holding Company

15:45       Chairman’s closing remarks

Chairman LOC, Prof Emmanuel Onyejeose

DAY 2 – THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER
Sustaining Profitability with Renewable Energy

9:00 Promoting Massive Renewable Energy (RE) Projects towards achieving Sustainable Development in Nigeria Taiwo Benjamin,  Carleton University, Canada

9:20 How to tap into the potential for Renewable Energy generation in Nigeria- Professor Eli Jidere Bala, Director General/CEO, Energy Commission of Nigeria

9:35 Topic is Renewable Energy Sector;Constraints, Solutions and Financing –Samuel Ahanor, Renewable Energy Technical Specialist, REEEP Winrock International

9.50 Enzymatic Hydrolysis And Bioethanol Production From Neem Tree Leaves – Bashar Hadi Abdullahi- Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto

10:20 COP21, climate change and the role of renewable energy – Stéphane GOMPERTZ – Minister Plenipotentiary, French Ambassador for climate in Africa and the Middle East

10:50 Tea Break and networking session

11:30 Panel Discussion

  • How to make direct sales of off-grid energy products affordable? The role of consumer and retailer financing: how have the models worked and what level of coverage is needed?
  • The role of governments and donors in facilitating access to capital.

Moderator: Prof Emmanuel Onyejeose, Chairman, Nigeria Alternative Energy Consortium

Panelists:
Suleiman Yusuf, CEO : Blue Camel Energy Limited
Ogbemudia Osamuyi Godfrey Programs Manager, CREDC
Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi , CEO, Anbez Solar 
Ruseh Oghenekaro, Project Manager, BOI/UNDP Solar Energy Programme    

Lunch break  in  Exhibition Hall

14:00 CAN TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE SAVE AFRICA FROM ENERGY POVERTY? –Okoh, Augustine I. Sadiq, Benue State University

 14:20 Switch the lights with Renewable energy – Faithful Anichukwu, CEO Jexel Technologies

14:40 What does going Green Mean? Adenike Akinsemolu 
Educator & researcher, Adeyemi University of Education

15:00 Round table discussion

 Targeting undeserved communities: strategies to deliver energy to those that the grid cannot reach

  • Technical Advances and Environmental Issues for Off-Grid Energy Systems. This session will include a forward looking outlook on the market implications of key technology trends related to off-grid energy systems.
  • The Future of Off-Grid Lighting: Perspectives from Around the Globe
  • Evolving partnerships for renewable Energy: finding a sustainable win-win situation for Nigeria

Panelists; Dr. Egwim, Evans, Researcher :  Federal University of Technology, Minna,

Stéphane GOMPERTZ Minister Plenipotentiary, French Ambassador for climate in Africa and the Middle East
Okoh, Augustine Sadiq Benue State University
Chris Edeh CEO Pax SA
Hadi Bashar AbdullahiDepartment of Chemistry, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto Nigeria

15:45     Chairman’s closing remarks

Chairman LOC, Prof Emmanuel Onyejeose

DAY 3 – FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Empowering our community

9:00  A Review of Low emissions development in Nigeria, Dr. Amina Batagarawa, Department of Architecture, ABU, Zaria

9.30 Success Story Rural Energy Access Project – Ogbemudia Osamuyi Godfrey, Programs Manager, Community Research and Development Center (CREDC)

10:00 Launch of G2020 campaign by Director of Renewable Energy Federal Ministry of Power.

G2020 is an NAEE initiative, endorsed by government and business partners, spurring an urgent need for 170 million Nigerians to embrace energy savings as a national culture, and joining the global journey towards a sustainable future. G2020’s value proposition is a desire for a better future for all Nigerians economically, socially and environmentally.

The name G2020 means 20 MW of Green Energy by the year 2020. The call to save electricity and to reduce electricity consumption has been prompted by Nigeria’s traumatised power sector, the global need to reduce our country’s carbon footprint, and the need to save money as a result of the economic downturn and rising electricity prices.

12:00 Launch of Solar Empowered schools in Karashi Secondary school, Karashi Abuja

Solar Empowered School is a youth initiative of  African Sustainable Energy Association which focuses on the use of sustainable technology to improve academic performance of Africa school children, by providing them with solar lanterns and home studies training.

SES has identified a school in Karashi community where students don’t have access to the grid to study at night and will donate solar Latterns to students to improve their academic performance by reading extra hours in the evening.

15:45     Chairman’s closing remarks

Chairman LOC, Prof Emmanuel Onyejeose

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