Welcome to IPECON 2020 Virtual
The Nigerian Institution of Power Engineers welcomes our stakeholders and friends to virtual National Power Conference and Exhibition (IPECON 2020) with the Mini Grid/Off Grid session on the 12th November 2020 by 9am.
IPECON is the premier forum for Electric Power Professionals to advance new knowledge and proven methods for efficient and affordable electricity service in Nigeria and beyond.
IPECON is the industry’s authoritative forum for advancing consensus opinion on what and how to advance meaningful progress in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. IPECON brings all stakeholders together to address every issue of concern the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
Mini Grid Development and NESI
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on its official website refers to the mini-grid as an integrated local generation and distribution system with installed capacity below 1MW, capable of serving numerous end‐users independent of the national grid.
The increasing global advocacy for the use of renewable sources to generate energy has made renewable energy mini-grid a very strong factor in combating global warming and providing easy access to affordable and clean energy.
This session on Mini-Grid/Off-Grid power aim to remove all issues militating against the effective implementation of the scheme by power practitioners and investors in the NESI.
All stakeholders and active players in Government, Regulatory authority, technology firms, Service Providers, Researchers and Stakeholders will be meeting to discuss the Mini-Grid for the first time.
The Federal Ministry of Power
Providing diligent leadership
The Federal Minister of Power and the Honourable Minister of Power have provided the needed leadership and impetus to develop the Electricity sector in Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister is expected to Chair this special session on the Mini-grid.
The World Bank
The World Bank has been involved in the funding of clean energy initiatives all over the world and in particular Nigeria.
World Bank will be expected to share this immense experience gained across Africa and the globe on Bank financed Mini Grid Projects which is helping to improve global access to clean electricity.
Nigerian researchers and research institutes has remained at the fore front of collecting real data for modelling of the Nigeria Mini-Grid situation for National development.
The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
The Industry Regulator
The NERC has brought global best practices to the NESI, providing direction and push for the rapid growth of the Mini Grid.
NERC will be expected to provide insight into future Regulation, improving compliance and enhancing the growth of indigenous businesses.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Knowledge and development Partner:
The GIZ’s development interest in the Nigerian energy sector and working with key stake holders has helped in the development of regulation for the Mini-grid and the Nigerian Energy Code.
GIZ is expected to provide inside perspective on opportunities and potential drivers for the growth of the Mini-Grid development.
The Rural Electrification Agency
The Mini-Grid driver
REA is playing leading role in the application and deployment of Mini-Grid in Nigeria with a number of success stories.
REA will be expected to shed light on achievements and future strategies working with Service providers and professional institutions.
The Private Businesses/Investors
Growing the industry with innovation.
Private Businesses and investors have remained the main driver of change in the NESI, bringing innovation, expertise and funding to the industry.
The Private sector will be expected to share challenges and engage with other stakeholders to suggest measures to ease identified barriers to the development of Mini-grid in Nigeria.