George Etomi & Partners and GEPLAW Consults to hold Webinar on “Renewable Energy Projects in Nigeria

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As at July 2020, news on global renewable energy space revealed that global investment in Renewable Energy (RE) capacity, excluding large hydropower dams, experienced a 5% increase from $125.8 billion in the first half of 2019 to $132.4 billion of 2020, despite COVID-19. In Nigeria, RE rose to the fore during the peak of the lockdown period and the attendant restrictions on movement across affected cities. The provision of electricity access to isolation centers and health centers through renewable energy sources as a substitute for the unreliability of grid supply heralded the key importance of renewable energy in the nation’s economy. This laudable development, notwithstanding the pandemic, had a grave impact on business operations in the economy including those involved in RE development.

Despite these challenges, there is the imperative for sustained action and commitment by sector players towards achieving SDG7 – Access to Clean and Reliable Energy, in order to develop a sustainable economy. The medium and long-term gains of RE to market players and the Nigerian economy at large require the significant gains recorded in the sector to be built on.

Following the prevailing impact of COVID-19 on the RE sector in Nigeria, the law firm of George Etomi & Partners, in partnership with GEPLAW Consults, recognizes the need to sensitize key sector players on the outlook and opportunities in the sector post-COVID. The webinar seeks to analyze the current state of the sector in relation to COVID-19, the direct impact of the pandemic on sector participants and stakeholders, existing or proposed legal, regulatory and policy developments, financing and investment climate for projects post-COVID and next steps towards the transition to clean energy and energy security.

The Webinar is scheduled to hold on Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 3pm and shall comprise of prestigious speakers including market participants and representatives of government/regulatory authorities who have vast experience and knowledge regarding the topic.

The Panelists include: Dr. Musiliu Oseni, Commissioner, Planning, Research and Strategy- Renewable Energy & Research Division, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; Sele Inegbedion, Hub Manager, All On; Dr. Afolabi Otitoju, Senior Sustainable Energy Expert- ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Technical Assistant- Federal Ministry of Power; Segun Adaju, President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), CEO, Consistent Energy Limited; Ujunwa Ojemeni, Energy and Development Finance Executive, Senior Technical Adviser, Office of the Honourable Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources, Lagos State; Femi Adeyemo, Chief Executive Officer, Arnergy; Bankole Oloruntoba, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) and Alex Obiechina, Chief Executive Officer, ACOB Lighting Technology Limited.

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