Stakeholders at the 10th edition of Informa Market’s Nigeria Energy Exhibition and Conference, x-rayed electricity access in Africa,noting the huge gap between electricity supply and demand,as only a handful of countries can boast of 100% access.
The exhibition was held in Lagos from September 19-21,2023. It attracted West Africa’s most established energy professionals and featured world-renowned power companies.
While much of the world’s attention has been on the ramping of renewable energy sources including hydropower,wind, geothermal power,there remains a strong appetite for conventional fuels with natural gas in particular identified by many African government as a vital transition fuel in the continent ‘s journey to reach its net zero carbon emissions targets.
Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana, Hon. Andrew Mercer and CEO Gridco Ghana, Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi were part of the panelist who gave insightful information Nigerià government needed to emulate to help in the country’s decision of generating uninterrupted power supply that is affordable using innovative measures.
However,Exhibition Director, Nigeria Energy, Ade Yesufu said the recently enacted Electricity Act 2023 is a step in the right direction for the country, stakeholders across the Energy sector to have connected and discuss the next steps to actualized the goal.
Yesufu, said the Nigeria Energy Exhibition and Conference was able to provides the opportunity as a platform for local players and international investors that proffer insights solutions to the challenges that has been limiting the industry.
“As the leading Energy platform event in Nigeria and West Africa, we commend the support of the Ministry of Power especially with the move to unlock new value using reforms, investments, and technology.
Marking its 10th year anniversary, the Nigeria Energy Exhibition and Conference is themed, “Unlocking new value with reforms, investments and technology”, and will bring together government, private sector, and investors to find solutions to the challenges facing Nigeria and West Africa’s electricity sector. This year’s anniversary edition will present delegates with the unique opportunity to hear, engage, and network with key industry stakeholders within the sector.
To celebrate its milestone, the Nigeria Energy Exhibition and Conference will feature two impactful conferences – a high-level Leadership Summit and a Technical Seminar. The Nigeria Energy Leadership Summit will gather senior stakeholders involved in the value chain, including government dignitaries, gas-to-power generation companies, independent power producers, generation, distribution, and transmission companies, technology providers, financiers, and agencies facilitating the development of renewable and off-grid solutions, with a mission to find solutions to the most pertinent issues in the sector.
“Over 3000 energy stakeholders with over 200 exhibitors and three international pavilions from China, Germany, and Turkey.
The conference discussed key topics including:Power sector decentralisation – new legislations and framework in Nigeria,
Role of Natural gas as a transition fuel in achieving a net-zero economy,
Funding opportunities – Are investments finally moving in?
While the Leadership panel: What are the steps taken by DisCos to encourage climate-driven investments?Emission trading – New reforms in Africa?
Leveraging the power of digital technology to deliver value to customers.
Exhibitors at Nigeria Energy 2023 edition included Skipper as the main event sponsor, Tetracore, Huawei, and Simba as Platinum Sponsor, Jinko Solar, Okaya, JMG, UTEC, and Ofstar as Gold Sponsor, Unisell Interlinked as Silver Conference Sponsor, Felicity, Fronius, Lucy, Jubaili, JA Solar, Gil Siemens, Su-Kam, and Powerpro as Silver Event Sponsors.