Session 1 - Introduction and Overview of the Market Potential of the Nigerian Solar PV Sector
- Overview of the solar energy market in Nigeria, what are the opportunities for on-grid and distributed Solar?
- The size of the market, investment overview, economic implications.
Session 2 - Regulatory Issues, Policies and Funding mechanisms for Solar PV in Nigeria
- Catalyzing the growth of PV through large-scale tender schemes and available support mechanisms - holding a competitive procurement round
- Scope and developments of the regulation document on minigrids
- Leveling the Playing Field Through Regulation, what incentives are needed from the government, what is already in place?
Session 3 - Financing: Structuring Bankable Deals and Attracting Capital
- Using public funds to mobilise commercial capital/Debt facilities backed by multilateral institutions, what role can DFI’s play?
- PAYG/DESCO models in the off-grid sector are inherently working capital-intensive, how to secure sufficient working capital (role of structured finance)
- Structuring Bankable Deals for large utility scale projects, lowering costs and attracting foreign capital.
Session 5 - The Road Ahead: Fulfilling Nigeria’s Solar Potential
- The position of solar in the future Nigerian energy system
- Replicating African success stories
- Ways to reinforce synergy between state owned enterprises, public-private partnerships and international cooperation for future PV growth
Session 4 - Mitigating Financial and Operational Risks associated with Nigerian Solar PV Projects
- Risks and risk perception specific for the Nigerian solar market - what to look out for
- Dealing with a local currency cash flow: the added benefit of currency hedging strategies for the different sectors (on-grid, distributed)
- Strategies for distributed generation when dealing with potential grid arrival