2015 West Africa Power 2015 Summit


The West Africa Power 2015 Summit, took place on 16-17th June 2015, in Lagos, Nigeria. It brought together West African Governments, Regulators, Utilities and leading energy service companies to create a platform for debates and discussions on strategic issues which would attract and accelerate foreign investments in the power sector across West Africa.

This was the official website for the event, content is from the site's 2015 archived pages, and is course material for the Global Studies program under Professor Rudolff Collins. Site restoration and archiving was provided pro bono by TNG Earthling, with technical support managed by Bob Sakayama and Rev Sale.

Additional course materials and the reading list are available from Collins' office. It is the student's responsibility to gather information and data on commerce items:

-1- technology - computer chips manufactured in Africa only. Also current high tech topics such as legacy system integration needed to bring older systems into the modern age. Much of the big data and data science applications rely on state of the art applications, and the importance of legacy modernization is a major factor in achieving and maintaining higher levels of performance. Want the background of any factual data. Always use multiple resources.

-2- jewelry - not as precious metals, but as necklaces and silver and gold statement rings - wearable jewelry. We want to see the export of finished, high-end jewelry products. End stage products only.

-3- clothing - like jewelry, finished goods only, not fabric exports.

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NEWS RELEASE
West Africa Power 2015 Summit

pumpsandsystems.com/news/2015
Wed, 02/25/2015
LONDON (Feb. 25, 2015) – IRN and Flintxposures are launching the inaugural West Africa Power 2015 Summit, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, on June 16-17, 2015.

The high profile Summit, a special addition to the company’s infrastructure & construction portfolio, will assess the current challenges in the West African energy sector to determine long-term solutions.

200 delegates, including West African governments, regulators, utilities and energy service companies, will gather at the 5* Eko Hotel & Suites in central Lagos, to unveil where the best opportunities lie in the West African power industry and assess new investment partnerships.

The energy sector in West Africa has improved noticeably in recent years. Power production has risen by roughly 8 percent per year (to 52 terawatt-hours), far above the Sub-Saharan average, and critically, it has gained a new political urgency with economic expansion in the region.

Uninterrupted power supply is a number one priority for the 15 countries in the West African Power Pool (WAPP). Some of the much needed capacity expansion is already underway and more is planned. Some of the regional expansions likely to be operational by 2020, include more than a dozen gas-fired plants in Nigeria: the Takoradi and Kpone gas-fired plants and Bui hydropower plant in Ghana; and the Ciprel, Azito and Songon gas-fired plants in Cote d’Ivoire. The West Africa Power 2015 Summit will address legal frameworks specific for the region and latest regulatory developments. Moreover, the senior level Summit will be a platform for the industry end-users to get introduced to new technologies and solutions for their current challenges.

Registrations for the Summit are now open and an early bird discount is available for preferential rates until February 27.

 

WEST AFRICA POWER 2015 SUMMIT

Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015

The energy sector in West Africa has improved noticeably in recent years and has gained a new political urgency with economic expansion in the region. Some of the much needed capacity expansion, a priority for the 15 countries in the West African Power Pool (WAPP), is already underway and more is planned. 

The West Africa Power 2015 Summit, taking place on 16-17th June 2015, in Lagos, Nigeria, will gather the Energy Ministers of Nigeria, Mali, Togo, Niger, as well as Regulators, Utilities and leading energy service companies to create an exclusive platform for debates and discussions on strategic issues which will attract and accelerate foreign investments in the power sector across West Africa.

IRN is pleased to introduce the inaugural West Africa Power 2015 Summit, taking place in Lagos

The West Africa Power 2015 Summit will gather West African Governments, Regulators, Utilities and leading energy service companies to create a platform for debates and discussions on strategic issues which will attract and accelerate foreign investments in the power sector across West Africa.

The Future of Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution in West Africa

Over the two days attendees will benefit from hearing a number of highly relevant, regionally focused presentations, panel discussions, a power plant tour (Egbin Power Plc), workshop, Q&A sessions and opportunities to network with decision makers, thought leaders and global investors. This high-profile meeting will allow attendees to discover where the best opportunities lie in the West African power industry and facilitate new investment partnerships. 

The Summit will consist of in-depth discussions on the current challenges in the West African energy sector to determine long-term solutions. Attendees will learn about legal frameworks specific for the region and latest regulatory developments. Moreover, the Summit will offer a unique opportunity for leading service providers to showcase their latest products and solutions to potential buyers and partners. 

The summit will be most beneficial to: Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Members of the Board, Directors, Heads and Advisors of:

  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Government & Utilities
  • Developers
  • Law Firms
  • Academic Institutions
  • Trade Association
  • Financial Institutions
  • Power Technology Providers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Oil Companies

Comments from Attendees

This was a very good initial regional meeting paving the way for relationship building and information sharing. Chevron / Tengizchevroil

The organisers provided perfect balance between technical and non-technical content with relevant insights into the geo-political and economic situation of the region. Shell Upstream International

A conference masterpiece! South Atlantic Petroleum

Very good place for contributing business and enjoying traditional culture. Very enriching event with presentations including all aspects of O&G Activity. Warm thanks to IRN. Repsol

NEWS RELEASE
REVIEW of the West Africa Power 2015 Summit

pumpsandsystems.com/news/2015-07-10
Fri, 07/10/2015
LAGOS, Nigeria (10 July 2015) – The inaugural West Africa Power 2015 Summit, organized by global Summits organizer IRN, was held on 16-17 June, in Lagos, with the aim to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to improving the electricity generation and supply in the West African region, and how to attract more investment.

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum of Niger, Honourable Foumakoye Gado and the Energy Director of Ministry of Mines and Energy of Togo, Tcharabalo Abiyou, gave an overview of the energy situation in West Africa and shared exclusive insights about the untapped potential of Niger and Togo and the investment opportunities in these countries.

Over two days, the power leaders presented the industry’s new projects and latest integration initiatives to investors, with the aim to build confidence and eventually boost regional economy. However, industry experts agreed at the meeting that the lack of electricity is a hindrance to West Africa’s advancement, with access to electricity still too low.

After strongly opening his talk affirming that “West African countries are hungry for power now”, Barth Nnaji, Nigeria’s former Power Minister, detailed the latest electricity initiatives in West Africa – and more particularly in Nigeria. Among the most notorious new projects are a reform of the whole sector, the creation of a regional grid by the West African Power Pool (WAPP), as well as the development of a gas pipeline and the improvement of tariffs and countries’ response to attract investors. He added that the integration is coming along, although pooling power is not immediately possible because members are not producing power at the same levels.

From a private sector perspective, Dr. Ransome Owan, Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and now Group Managing Director of Aiteo Power Group, explained that the 2005 reform has been successful but advised Nigeria to continue on the path of privatization. He stressed the importance of “fixing the weakest links, such as gas supply for power transmission, distribution, financial engineering, metering, billing and collection.” Owan however cautioned against instability in government’s strategy which he identified as the major challenge facing the power and energy sector.

Additionally, Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) in Ghana told the attendees that sustainability and regional integration are the emerging trends in the industry.

Amongst the companies that attended the Summit were Aiteo Power Group, Barclays Africa, Bryanston Resources, Communauté Électrique du Benin (CEB), Damco, DAWN Commission, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), Egbin Power, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Enugu Electricity Distribution, Genus Power Infrastructure, Geometric Power, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric, Julius Berger Nigeria, Lagos State Government, Lucy Electric, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Manitoba Hydro International, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum of Niger, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum of Ghana, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Togo, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Peonus Consultants, Rack Centre, Siemens, Simba Industries, Stellarvera Development, the Nigerian Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Throttle Energy, Trevari Power, West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo), WAPP Transco CLSG and more.

Senior level delegates stated that the “Summit could not have come at a better time.” They claimed it to be “exploratory and rewarding,” “very relevant,” “knowledge based and with innovative ideas” as well as an “avenue for synergy.” They stated there were “good quality of speakers, informative presentations and ideal networking opportunities.” Some also expressed that the event “gave [them] more confidence in [their] interconnection project” and was “simply the best in terms of added-value.”

The meeting was endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Power of Nigeria and sponsored by Siemens, Throttle Energy, DAMCO, Manitoba Hydro International, Lucy Electric, Rack Centre, Simba Industries and Proton Security Services. Official supporters included Geometric Power, the Africa Gas Association, the Nigerian-German Business Association, the Energy Institute and the Alliance for Rural Electrification.

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