10:00AM - VIP OFFICIAL OPENING OF POWER NIGERIA EXHIBITION

11:00AM - CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME

Welcome message by: John Uwajumogu  

11:05AM - VIP OPENING ADDRESS: THE POWER NIGERIA AGENDA

Address by: H.E. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Nigeria

11:20AM - BREAK

11:50AM

REACHING LAST MILE CUSTOMERS

In a mix of short presentations and panel discussions, distribution company leaders, private sector entrepreneurs, and government leaders will discuss practical ideas for reaching electricity clients across the country.

Solutions will include:

- distributed generation that may or may not link to the national grid,
- utility scale solar projects expecting financial closure this year
- smart grids able to incorporate new distributed energy sources
- meters that assure a new transparency with customers

12:00PM - SOLUTIONS FOR REACHING LAST MILE CUSTOMERS

Speaker: John Donnachie, MD/CEO, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Co.

12:15 PM - PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR REACHING ELECTRICITY CLIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Speaker: Abdus Sami, COO, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Co.

12:30PM - HOW ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS AN UNDERLYING SOLUTION TO ENERGY DEFICIENCIES

Speaker: Franklin Ajaegbu, Programme Manager – Energy Efficiency Management, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Co.

12:45PM - HOW TO ENSURE SMART METERS ARE A SOLUTION, INSTEAD OF A DEBATE

Speaker: Chantelle Abdul, CEO, Mojec International Ltd. 

1:00PM - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS AMONG SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES

1:30M - BREAK

2:30PM

FINANCIAL & RISK MANAGEMENT

Nigerian entrepreneurs and government agencies are striving to manage their cash flows and build their businesses in difficult market conditions. What practices are good benchmarks for efficient financial management in the T&D electricity value chain? And who are some of the hero financiers familiar with the electricity sector and able to offer the best deals? Private sector partners should be vetted before signing the contract.

Speakers:

Wale Shonibare, Director – Energy Financial Solutions – Policy & Regulation, AfDB
Dolapo Oni, Head Energy Research, Ecobank  
Ato Gyasi, Sr Director – Power, Africa Finance Corp

3:40PM - CLOSE OF THE POWER NIGERIA AGENDA, DAY 1

5:00PM - POWER NIGERIA 2017 EXHIBITION CLOSES, DAY 1

10:00AM - POWER NIGERIA EXHIBITION OPENS, DAY 2

10:55AM - CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS TO THE POWER NIGERIA AGENDA, DAY 2

Speaker: Olu Ogunlela, Co-Founder, Gridless Africa.

11:00AM

RURAL SOLAR

Mini-grid regulations will soon be ratified, bringing transparency required for this market to grow – especially in rural areas of Nigeria, far from power supplies and where generators are more expensive. How does the mini-grid business model work, and what are the potential pitfalls to avoid?

11:40AM

URBAN SOLAR

There is more than enough sun in our cities to power solar, say leaders at the Solar Nigeria Programme. Hear about the innovative ways they are brining economic and relatively reliable lights and energy-hungry air conditioning to public school houses and other clients.  

Speaker: Tinyan Ogiehor, Technical Advisor (Solar PV), Solar Nigeria Programme (UK DFID programme).

12:20PM - BREAK

2:00PM

SUPPORTING SOLAR

Pay as you go and mobile payment systems are changing the power business model, by ensuring businesses are paid for services received.  This is especially true for solar businesses. What should a payment system cost, how much does it save a business using it, and how reliable are they? Payment service provides and clients will discuss how to choose a system that fits your requirements, and what to expect. Also, the panel will discuss if there are wider power market repercussions to using these payment systems.

Speakers:

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Managing Director, Flutterwave

Vera Nwanze, General Manager – West Africa, Azuri Technologies 

Suleiman Yusuf, CEO, Blue Camel Energy   

2:40PM

HYBRID SOLAR

If the grid is not enough, what power source should be added to your home or place of work or worship? The answer used to be obvious: A diesel or gas generator. Now generator firms see the benefit in introducing solar systems that work in combination with generators. Is this the best of all worlds? 

Speaker: Wale Rafael Yusuff, Head of Sales – Nigeria, Clarke Energy

3:10PM - CLOSE OF THE POWER NIGERIA AGENDA, DAY 2

5:00PM - POWER NIGERIA 2017 EXHIBITION CLOSES, DAY 2

10:00AM - POWER NIGERIA EXHIBITION OPENS, DAY 3

11:00AM

WORKSHOP: Solar Installation and Design Dos and Don'ts

Attendees will learn the basics of what is required to design and install a standalone solar system, particularly solar PV roof-top systems. Real life examples will be used, such as the installation of a PV system for a single family, stand-alone home, with minimum available grid support. The topic will include the review of project documents including site plans, electrical drawings, and manufacturer installation instructions.            

Also, methods to construct a PV array support structures and install DC and AC wiring and equipment will be discussed. Proper electrical labelling of cables, system testing, commissioning procedures and performance verification will also be covered. Safety measures for both the installer and the PV system user will be detailed. In this course, it is assumed that attendees have an electrical engineering background.

Lecturers:

Dr. Tajudeen H. Sikiru, Electrical Engineer Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello Univeristy, Zaria; MD, Rana    World Tech

               

5:00PM - POWER NIGERIA 2017 EXHIBITION CLOSES, FINAL DAY