Power Nigeria makes a return, promises intense engagement

Power Nigeria
Eng. Ahmed Abdu, H.E. Yusuf Barnabas, and Simon Parker at a previous edition of Power Nigeria

The annual power and renewable energy event – Power Nigeria, is back and billed to be hosted in Lagos, organisers have disclosed.

Now in its 8th edition, the conference is reported to be West Africa’s largest power and renewable energy event, and widely recognised in the industry as creating an effective match-making platform.

A statement from the organisers stated that it will again bring together key stakeholders from across Nigeria and West Africa to meet manufacturers and suppliers from over 24 different countries – all of who will be displaying their products and innovative technologies to the Nigerian market.

The 2019 edition, they explained will bring together key delegations from regional government bodies and infrastructure and public utilities including Nigeria’s federal power ministry; Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN); Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC); Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC); Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC); Eko Electricity Distribution Company; Ikeja Electric; Ibadan Electric Distribution Company (IBEDC), and others.

Also taking place during the exhibition is what the organisers described as the much-anticipated Power Nigeria Agenda, a three-day CPD Certified Conference where industry leaders will discuss critical topics comprising customising existing power plants for the greatest return on investment (ROI), capitalizing on the digitalisation of Nigeria’s power sector, deployment of financing and funding effectively, as well as key trends and change management in procurement performance.

Commenting on the free-to-attend conference, Deep Karani, the Exhibition Director of Power Nigeria said: “Over the past few years, our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure The Power Nigeria Agenda focuses on innovations and advancement of the Nigerian power sector.”

“The 2019 edition will discuss topics such as financing, procurement, digitalization, renewable energy reforms, and more. The conference is set to reinforce Informa Markets’ commitment to actively cultivate Power Nigeria into the largest technology sourcing platform and create invaluable networking opportunities for international and local companies to connect, network and drive growth into future investment opportunities for West Africa,” Karani, further explained.

According to Karani: “Attendees of the Power Nigeria Agenda can expect presentations from industry representatives of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dangote Industries and Ministry of Power, Works & Housing among others. The exhibition will also feature a brand-new display zone highlighting products and solutions from Mantrac-Caterpillar, Eaton, Tranos and Philips Lighting.

“I would like to also extend our appreciation towards our main sponsor Skipper Seil for their continued support and commitment towards Power Nigeria.”

On the impacts so far gained from the conference, Karani stated that while it serves the West African and Nigerian energy market, it has successfully established itself as an annual hub for suppliers to meet buyers, driving the energy markets in Nigeria forward.

“The international brand status combined with local knowledge and stakeholder partnerships results in making Power Nigeria a must-attend event for all energy industry professionals,” Karani, explained.