The upcoming 5th Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF 2020) will focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and on how to facilitate investments in sustainable electrification, clean energy growth and efficient energy technologies.
The former National Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Engr. Adekunle Makinde, confirmed that the USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program will deliver a capacity building workshop on scaling up the off-grid sector in Nigeria.
The Forum will be held from April 1 to April 2 at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyards, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Makinde said a high-level representative of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria is expected to make a keynote presentation at the conference . The confirmed keynote speakers at NEF2020 are Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, MD/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company; and Engr. Kings Adeyemi, NIEEE National Chairman”. Also, the Executive Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Ondo State have been invited to deliver keynote presentations at the conference.
The Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi said: “This year’s forum will address key themes pertinent to accelerating clean energy growth, increasing distributed generation connections and facilitating private investments for sustainable energy development in Nigeria”.
Dr. Adeuyi said “the forum is supported by All On, a leading impact investor in Nigeria’s off-grid energy market, USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program and Solarquick, a key procurement service provider for renewable technologies. NEF2020 will feature over 4 top-class hands-on capacity building workshops on Industrial Energy Management, by UNIDO; The Nigeria Power Sector Program, by USAID Power Africa NPSP; Women Leaders Energy Panel , by NIEEE-NEF; and Clean Energy Trade and Investment Roundtable, by the UK Department for International Trade” .
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