An exciting, practical Generation Knowledge Hub at Future Energy Nigeria is designed to 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.
“Nigeria’s energy potential and its challenges are well known and reported on,” says Future Energy Nigeria event director Chanelle Hingston. She adds: “the country is endowed with large oil, gas, hydro and solar resources, and it has the potential to generate 12,522 megawatts (MW) of electric power from existing plants. However, most days only about 4,000 MW is generated and 20 million households are still without power while the current rural access rate is 36 per cent”.
Miss Hingston continues, “we have sourced inspiring success stories and case studies from the industry to look at how companies themselves can install capacity, specifically for the rural communities off-grid and through renewables. During the Future Energy Nigeria Generation Knowledge Hub, speakers will focus on off-grid projects which can avoid lengthy approvals and complex funding models. We also focus on accelerating rural access through renewable energy.”
The second day of the Generation Knowledge Hub will look at the advancing Gas-to-Power projects and analysing how Nigeria perceives thermal generation. The burning question whether Gas-to-Power can complement renewables will also be discussed.
The Future Energy Nigeria director continues: “the afternoon of the second day of the Generation Knowledge Hub is specifically for the industrial and large power user audience. The programme will offer solutions for how users can reduce their energy bills, whilst securing energy security by making efficiency savings and an A-Z of installing solar power.”
This longstanding flagship energy event is celebrating 15 successful years of facilitating industry discussions, trade and knowledge sharing and training in the region. “Future Energy Nigeria, formerly WAPIC, has always been an event by and for the industry,” says Chanelle Hingston, “with high-level engagement across the markets and very practical technical seminars with valuable take-home knowledge to implement at utilities and large power-using industries. Local and international industry suppliers of new technology and services are also able to share their new innovations.”