Diran Adesua

Energy Consultant, USAID Power Africa

Diran Adesua is a Power Sector professional with experience working in diverse, high impact organizations providing support on energy research, regulation and electricity market development.

Currently he works with USAID Power Africa to support relevant counterparts on developing viable projects and to the Nigerian government to achieve its climate objective through the Energy transition plan. Previously, he worked as an energy consultant at the World Bank providing Technical Support on a study to assess the potentials of Distributed Solar (DS) PV in Urban Nigeria with the objective to develop a conducive ecosystem and unlock the market for DSPV in Nigeria. He also provided technical support on the Nigerian Electricity Distribution Sector Recovery Program – a national program developed to support improvement of operational performance and service delivery of the electricity distribution companies.

Prior to this, he worked as a consultant at Energy Markets and Rates Consultants Ltd providing support to the Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria on monthly electricity market and risk assessment, performance improvement plans development, and Energy Demand Study.

As an Energy Data advisor in 2015 on a UKAID program – Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, he supported the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry governance framework.

11.30 - 12.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Climate Smart Energy Investments

  • Training programs and initiatives to build technical capacity in the green energy sector
  • Leveraging public-private partnerships to enhance green energy capacity building
  • Building capacity for the integration of renewable energy into existing energy systems
  • Enhancing capacity for energy storage and grid management for renewable energy systems
  • Addressing capacity building needs in developing countries to support the energy transition.
12.30 - 2.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

MW-Scale Grid-Tied Solar

  • The technical and economic feasibility of MW-scale grid-tied solar projects
  • Design and engineering considerations for MW-scale grid-tied solar installations
  • Regulatory and permitting requirements for MW-scale grid-tied solar projects
  • Operation and maintenance considerations for MW-scale grid-tied solar systems
  • Case studies and best practices for successful MW-scale grid-tied solar projects.
2.30.00 - 3.30 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Boosting Green Cold Chains

  • 2.3.1. The role of green cold chains in reducing food waste and loss
  • 2.3.2. Technologies and innovations to improve the energy efficiency of cold chain systems
  • Policy and regulatory incentives to promote the adoption of green cold chains
  • Case studies and best practices for successful green cold chain projects
  • Building capacity and technical expertise for green cold chain systems.
9.45 - 11.30 PM

Day - 1 18 July

High-Level Keynote Presentations

  • Maximizing International Cooperation for Energy Transition Will Stevens, Consul General, United States Consular, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Developing Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Industrialization Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group.
  • Upscaling Clean Energy Investments, Innovations and Impact Caroline Emboubou, CEO, All On.
  • Sustaining National Integrated Power Project Chiedu Ugbo, MD/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holdings Company, Nigeria.
  • Roadmap for Powering Industrialization, Energy Transition, and Growth, Temitope Fashedemi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Nigeria.
  • Energy, People, Investments Powering Agro-Industry Representative of Dr. Adesina, President. African Development Bank (to be confirmed).
  • Transforming Nigeria-EU Energy Transition Cooperation Inga Stefanowicz, Team Leader, Green and Digital Economy, European Union
    Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS (Hybrid).
  • Q&A Co-Chaired by Dr. Bamise Olanrewaju, NEF Strategy & Innovation Head & Dr. Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi, NEF Chair.
    (*** Followed by NEF2023 Opening Photo Sesssions & Media Interviews ***)