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Powering Africa: Nigeria 2016

October 12 to 14, 2016 - Abuja, Nigeria

Powering Africa: Nigeria 2016

Getting Electricity Investments Moving Renewables – IPPs – Gas – Off Grid

We all understand the scale of the opportunity in Nigeria, now it’s time to understand the priorities and pace of development. In the last 12 months Nigeria’s electricity sector has been transformed with the arrival of Minister Babatunde Fashola, Minister for Power, Works and Housing, who has set out clearly his intention to break down the barriers to investment in the country’s energy sector. Following President Buhari’s lead to tackle bottlenecks and inefficiencies the Minister has embarked on a strategy to get the distribution companies working, providing support and regular interactions with the privately held companies that have worked tirelessly to build the electricity backbone of Nigeria.

It’s now been proven that IPPs are possible with multilateral, international and local banks uniting to deliver what could be perceived as some of the most exciting projects on to the continent. However, it is clear that now is not the time for celebration, now is the time for action and to focus on the next phases such as gas infrastructure, diversifying the energy mix, renewables, energy tariffs, micro grids and off the grid energy, as well as the clear need for billions of dollars of investment in the transmission and distribution networks.

Nigeria’s Economy Leading the Way in Africa

Nigeria is currently positioned as the largest economy in Africa and is poised to become the largest market in Africa for IPP projects. As the country aims to increase total installed capacity to 20,000MW by 2020 and with the unbundling of the oil and gas sector, and privatisation of the power sector underway, new generation capacity is going to rely solely on private sector investment. Government, public sector institutions, investors and power producers all come together to set a new precedent for African power driven by commercial capital and a commitment to the economic value of power generation.

Why Attend

Why should you attend this targeted meeting focusing on developments in the Nigerian power sector? Powering Africa: Nigeria 2016 will provide the opportunity for the private sector to realign strategy with the new vision for the future of power in Nigeria. C-level participants will hear directly from both the private and public sector as the industry defines the country’s unique requirements for power acquisition and outlines the vast investment potential of this market.

Participants will debate solutions to the challenges of raising finance, opportunities for investors to participate in and support the growing industry, and the procurement trends which could realise the country’s vision of a stable and sufficient power supply.

Forward-looking and proactive, the Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting focuses on engaging the private sector to accelerate growth in the power sector, free bottlenecks in capital access and drive electrification.

Enjoy an intimate setting amongst leaders in the Nigerian industry ensuring you have exclusive access to the decision-makers capable of transforming your business’ success.

Who attends?

The summit will be attended by decision makers from the Nigerian, African, and wider international community including representatives from Governments, power developers, and investors. Attendees will include:

  • GENCO’s and DISCO’s
  • Local and international banks
  • Multilaterals
  • Regional development banks
  • Direct foreign investors
  • Independent power producers
  • Lawyers
  • Local and regional regulators
  • Transaction advisors
  • Gas companies
  • Engineers
  • Construction companies
  • Consultants
  • Nigerian stock exchange
  • Government and public sector
  • Power Tech companies
  • Private equity investors
  • Export credit agencies
  • Institutional investors

The 2016 meeting will provide the opportunity for the private sector to realign strategy with the new vision for the future of power in Nigeria.

C-level participants will hear directly from both the private and public sector as the industry defines the country’s unique requirements for power acquisition and outlines the vast investment potential of this market.

Participants will debate solutions to the challenges of raising finance, opportunities for investors to participate in and support the growing industry, and the procurement trends which could realise the country’s vision of a stable and sufficient power supply.

Forward-looking and proactive, the Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting focuses on engaging the private sector to accelerate growth in the power sector, free bottlenecks in capital access, and drive electrification.

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