The forthcoming Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) will focus on gas-to-power challenges in the country, Adekunle Makinde, the former Chairman, Nigeria Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) said in Lagos Thursday.
According to NAN, the forum, which will be organised by a team of young academics and researchers from the UK, in collaboration with NIEEE is scheduled for July 4-5 in Lagos.
The forum themed “Sustainable Energy for Economic Development” is organized to address the gas-to-power challenges, electrifying the off-grid sector, and rebuilding trust in the country’s power sector.
NAN reports that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to present a keynote address in addition to top-class, full-day hands-on training on Power Systems Simulation by Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada, Solar Grids Design by Blue Camel Energy Nigeria, and Community Energy Development by IEEE Smart Village, USA at the forum.
“Other invited keynote speakers include: the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Eli Bala, Director-General, Energy Commission of Nigeria, and John Ayodele, Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
“Over 25 industry experts have confirmed participation at the forum, which is expected to attract over 200 professionals across Nigeria’s energy sector,’’ he said.
Makinde added that speakers at the forum would include: Keith Hammond, Senior Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID), and Stephen Ogaji, Head, Fuel and Gas, NIPP.
“Others are Kola Balogun, Chairman, Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company; Amalnath Mani, Simulation Engineer, Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada, and Mike Wilson, Senior Manager, IEEE Smart Village, USA,’’ he said.