Nigerian players showcasing renewable energy drive at MEE

Nigeria power 7 MarchProminent Nigerian business and government leaders are taking the Middle East Energy Dubai 2022 stage to share insights on policies designed to achieve the double goal of clean and accessible energy in Africa

Two of Nigeria?s most influential energy sector professionals will outline the country?s renewables energy transition during the industry-shaping Global Energy & Utilities Forum at Middle East Energy Dubai.

With Nigeria intent on deploying renewables to catalyse energy access for its people, often with off-grid and mini-grid solutions, the approach broadly reflects the needs of many African and Middle East countries, for whom clean energy also means more energy for millions.

Due to take part on the panel Powering the African Continent with Renewable Energy at Middle East Energy Dubai, two of the country?s heavy hitters on the energy scene, will give granular detail on policies and projects shaping Nigeria?s energy transition.

Government official A D Abubakar, director of renewables and rural access department, Federal Ministry of Power, will be joined by business leader Sowunmi Olabole II, who is advisor to the Office of the Senate, National Assembly.

As a major oil exporter, Nigeria expects fossil fuels to remain dominant in its energy mix, and its abundant natural gas will serve as a key transition fuel. Its energy mix will become more diverse as the country strives to add renewable to reach net zero emissions by 2060. 

Azzan Mohammed, exhibition director, MEE, added, ?Middle East Energy provides Nigeria?s energy leaders and innovators with an excellent venue to show how they are transforming their nation?s energy sector, while they gather useful information from colleagues and technology leaders worldwide on next-generation solutions and best-practises.?

As part of tfe Forum, the focus of discussion will be on developing a roadmap to decarbonisation, an insight into the energy systems of the future, the green hydrogen opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, funding of the energy transition, the rise of sustainable finance, powering the African continent with renewable energy, grids of the future, energy efficiency focus and decarbonising industries.

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