James Christoff

High Commissioner-designate, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Permanent Representative of Canada to the Economic Community of West African States

James Christoff (BA [Political Science], Concordia University, 1991; BPR, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1993; MPA, Royal Military College of Canada, 2017) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999. In Ottawa, Mr. Christoff has served as executive director, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; director of communications, Afghanistan Task Force; press secretary and spokesperson in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and communications manager for Team Canada trade missions. Abroad, he has served as ambassador to South Sudan, deputy high commissioner in Nigeria, political counselor in Kenya and in the Philippines, and senior public diplomacy officer in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College.

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.
3.30.00 - 5.30.00 PM

Day - 2 23 November

Smart Metering Suppression

  • Technical requirements and standards for smart metering systems
  • 2.4.2. The benefits of smart metering for energy management and efficiency
  • Challenges and barriers to implementing smart metering systems
  • Regulatory and policy frameworks to support smart metering adoption
  • The potential for smart metering to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources.
5.30 - 6.00 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Upscaling Mutli-MW Scale Solar & Decentralized Power Jumbo session

  • Boosting Industrialization using Gas-to-Power and Solar Solutions – YasserFar hat, Lead Engineer, Jubaili Bros Engineering Ltd.
  • Gas for Energy Transition - Sumeet Singh – CEO, Power Gas Global Inv.
  • Delivering Devolution of National Electricity Grid Dolapo Kukoyi, Managing
    Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors.
  • Energizing Decentralized Power Plans Representative of Lagos Stae
    Commissioner for Energy (to be confirmed)
  • Transforming Interconnected Mini-grids – Ayo Ademilua, CEO A4&T & President,
    Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria.
  •  Advancing Meshed Solar Grids – Afnan Hannan, CEO, Okra Solar.
  • Energizing Electric Vehicles & Net Zero Transport – Prince Audu Mustapha, CEO,
  • Energizing Net Zero Power Grids – Country Director, Husk Power Systems
  • New Tools for Boosting Solar Irrigation Shilp Verna, Senior Researcher, Int.
    Water Management Institute, India (Hybrid).
  • Q&A Co-Moderated by: Engr. Tunde Salihu, IEEE Nigeria Section