Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Power has officially endorsed the upcoming Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition.
The 16th edition of this longstanding, leading power and energy event will take place at the Eko Hotel in Lagos from 12-13 November 2019.
“The Ministry is proud to be in partnership with the successful hosting of this year’s event,” says Mr Louis O.N. Edozien, the permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Power in an official letter to the organizers. He adds: “the success of the last conference has given the Ministry the confidence to accord the upcoming event the necessary support that will avail stakeholders the opportunity to appreciate the gain recorded in the country’s power sector.”
“Receiving the Federal Ministry of Power’s official endorsement and confidence is extremely valuable, not to mention motivating” says Future Energy Nigeria’s business development director Ade Yesufu, “and we are proud to be the only event of its kind in Nigeria to receive official endorsement from the Federal Ministry of Power.”
Meanwhile the event organisers have also confirmed that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will be an official supporting association of the event.
The upcoming Lagos event will present solutions for the power sector and connect power and energy professionals working together to advance a sustainable energy economy.
“Nigeria is taking ownership of its power deficit and is taking charge of its energy future” says Ade Yesufu, “we are looking forward to bringing together all the stakeholders across the entire power sector value chain.”
Leading industry partners and suppliers Jubaili Bros and Greenville LNG are early confirmed, returning gold and silver sponsors respectively. The exhibition is expected to feature some 70+ leading global and local technology and services providers for the power and energy industry, including country pavilions from South Africa and India.
Thermal power plant site visit
This year’s Future Energy Nigeria offers the unique opportunity again to go behind the scenes at a thermal power plant as part of a technical site visit tour at the Egbin Power Plant. An affiliate of the indigenous energy conglomerate, the Sahara Group, the company operates one of the largest thermal power plants in sub-Saharan Africa and contributes over 10% of the total electricity generated to the Nigerian National Grid. This makes it the heartbeat of power and the largest provider of electricity to Africa’s largest economy.
Utility CEO Forum: West Africa
During Future Energy Nigeria, the Utility CEO Forum: West Africa will also gather the region’s power leaders, including DisCos, GenCos and IPPs, for closed meetings that are by invitation only and facilitated under Chatham House Rules, to collaborate and focus on unique in-country challenges.