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How to achieve Nigeria’s energy generation potential through renewables, mini grids...

An exciting, practical Generation Knowledge Hub at Future Energy Nigeria will equip the Nigerian utility and industrial sectors with tried and tested methods to solve their power challenges through mini grids, renewables and gas-to-power projects. The 15th edition of Future Energy Nigeria will take place in Lagos from 13-14 November and the Generation Knowledge Hub, taking place on the expo floor, is a new, free addition to the event programme, aimed at assisting the local power producers and large power consumers to address the country’s insufficient generation capacity. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards honour Lumos Global, Ajima Farms, The...

Celebrating leading Nigerian energy pioneers and projects “I am passionate about the energy sector in Nigeria. We have huge potential for renewable energy on the continent and I hope we see that potential tapped in my lifetime for the benefit of all. Like energy, investigative journalism is critical to the Africa of our dreams. I take this opportunity to call for greater support for science and energy journalism in Africa.” So says Emeka Anuforo, Senior Science and Energy Journalist, Abuja Bureau, The Guardian, who is the recipient of the Future Energy Nigeria Industry Award for the Energy Reporter of the Year. "Our journey to get more communities electrified via clean energy is just starting." - Ms. Fatima Ademoh - Founder  Waste-2-Watt" – Community Initiative Award winner. “Lumos is committed to bringing light to millions of Nigerians.“ - Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of Lumos Nigeria -  winner of Award for Outstanding Energy Project. “It feels great to be honoured for my contribution to the power sector in Nigeria” - Daniel Chimaobi – winner of Award for Outstanding Contribution: Power.

Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards winners and photograph

The fourth edition of the hugely successful Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards took place during this year’s Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition in Lagos. The glamorous gala dinner brought together 150 of Nigeria’s most renowned power professionals to recognise and celebrate the leading industry pioneers and projects in four different categories.

Photograph of opening of Indian Pavilion at Future Energy Nigeria in...

Caption: The Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, His Excellency B.N. Reddy, was the guest of honour when he inaugurated at the opening of the Indian...

‘Landmark’ Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja reignites enthusiasm for industry’s potential...

“The improvement in Brand Nigeria in the international mining space”   “Not only a landmark achievement but an encouragement for the mining sector” is how the President of the Miners Association of Nigeria, Alh. Sani Shehu, describes the hugely successful, second edition of the Nigeria Mining Week conference and exhibition that took place in Abuja in October. He adds: “the participation of about 14 nations is an illustration of the desire of global players, service and technology providers to go beyond their shores and tap into the minerals-rich soil of Nigeria.” The event was attended by over 700 mining experts and decision makers, including the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, various Permanent Secretaries and the Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency Darius Dickson Ishaku.

“Nigerian power sector knows what to do, needs to stand together...

“Nigerian power sector knows what to do, needs to stand together and make it happen” says Future Energy Nigeria director Nigeria’s energy elite to focus on restoring investor confidence “I’m excited about Nigeria’s energy future, Nigeria IS the future” says a confident Ade Yesufu, who is heading up the Future Energy Nigeria initiative that is taking place in Lagos from 7-8 November. As the Global Business Director for the upcoming Future Energy Nigeria, an event that has a solid reputation as a longstanding, high-level gathering place for the region’s power sector, Ade is currently in Nigeria to meet the country’s decision makers and pave the way for another ground-breaking power pow-wow in November. “We have to restore investor confidence” Ade Yesufu explains: “I don’t see the current recession as a reason to be negative or even cautious about Nigeria’s economic future. If anything, it has focused Government and industry alike to make sure we get the basics right to stimulate much-needed growth and we need a reliable and affordable power supply to do that. The Federal Government’s Nigerian Power Sector Recovery Programme is an important message to the rest of the world that Nigeria is planning significant improvements towards achieving structural economic change with a more diversified and inclusive economy. To me, this creates an important foundation to showcase the enormous business and investment opportunities that the sector provides and I cannot help but be very excited about that.” He adds: “we all know that there is a lot of work to do, we have to restore investor confidence, but we are ready to get everyone together and to make sure we showcase the myriad of opportunities in the sector; from gas to renewables, from generation to distribution and from actual building projects to providing specialised services. The power sector knows what to do, needs to stand together and make it happen. Nigeria is ready!”

Future Energy Nigeria to unpack new Power Sector Recovery Program in...

Future Energy Nigeria to unpack new Power Sector Recovery Program in Lagos in November Nigeria’s energy elite to focus on restoring investor confidence The rebranded Future Energy Nigeria will return to Lagos in November and will focus on the bold turnaround plan of the Nigerian government, known as the Power Sector Recovery Program, which is earmarked to restore investor confidence in the sector following reported problems in the country’s electricity market. U$D7.6-billion has been earmarked for this recovery process that the government developed in partnership with the World Bank.“The Nigerian government is serious about restoring investor confidence and providing an enabling environment to grow private investments in the electricity sector,” says Claire O’Connell, event director of Future Energy Nigeria. She adds: “there are huge opportunities in the Nigerian electricity supply industry for local and international investors. There are also very advantageous incentives in place for investors such as cost reflective tariffs for electricity, 0% duty on power generation equipment and 20% capital allowance for five years.”

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