Events

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY, 13 JUNE 2017                    DAY ONE

8:00 – 9:30 AM            Registration of Participants
9:30 – 10:15 AM          OPENING ADDRESSES


•    Remarks by the Minister of Energy:  Hon. Boakye Agyarko
•    Remarks by the Minister of Finance: Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta

10:15 – 11:15 OPENING PLENARY

Energy Planning for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

 

Facilitator: David Ampofo (Channel 2)

Panelists

* Energy for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction (National Development)
   Dr. JSL Abbey (Centre for Economic Policy Analysis, CEPA)

* Natural Gas : A Catalyst for Energy Sector Development
   Ben Kloos (Independent Energy Advisor)

* Energy Sector Governance  - Getting it right and making it work
   Dr. Rod Crompton (Consultant:  Industrial Policy, Energy and Economic Regulation, South Africa)


11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

BREAKOUT SESSIONS


Group One    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Power Supply: Meeting the Long, Medium and Short Term Demands

 

Facilitator:      Charles Darku (Managing Director, Tullow Ghana Limited)
 
Panelists

* Power Supply:  Long, Medium and Short Term Demands
   William Amuna (Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company Ltd., Ghana)

* Creating an Effective Power Export Market:  The Challenge of Competitive Tariff in the Sub Regional Context
   Dr. Dikko (ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority)

* Energy Requirements for a Competitive  Integrated Aluminium Industry
   David Ofosu Dorte (Senior Partner, AB & David Law, Ghana)

* Power Value Chain Investment Opportunities
   William Sam Appiah (Former Director, Generation and Transmission, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)

Group Two    12 PM – 2:00 PM

Investment Opportunities in the Petroleum Subsector


Facilitator:  Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam (Deputy Minister, Petroleum, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)
       
Panelists


* Making Ghana a Petroleum Hub: What does it take?
  Jake Amuah (Technical Director, National Petroleum Authority, Ghana)

* Investment in Exploration and Development and Maximising IndigenousPparticipation in the Upstream
   Theo Ahwireng (Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Commission, Ghana)

* Investment in Midstream Infrastructure  
   Dr.  Ben Asante (Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Gas Company Ltd.)

* Clean Cooking Solutions: Woodfuels vrs. LPG
   Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin (ABANTU for Development, Ghana)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Lunch

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Group One and Group Two Discussions Continued


END OF DAY ONE


WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2017                    DAY TWO


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration of Participants

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Group Three     9:00AM – 11:00AM

Energy Sector Debt Overhang: Finding a Permanent Solution


Facilitator:   Mr. Kwame Pianim (Former Chairman, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission)  

Panelists

* Energy Sector Indebtedness: Financial Intermediation Measures to Ensure Private Sector Participation
   Dr. Alfred Ofosu-Ahenkorah (Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana)

* Options for Removing the Debt Overhang in the Energy Sector
   Alhassan Andani (Stanbic Bank, Ghana)

* Restructuring Energy Sector Debt and Sustaining a Financially Healthy Sector
  The World Bank Group


Group Four    9:00 – 11:00AM
                                                                                                                                            

Institutional Alignment of the Energy Sector for Improved Performance


Facilitator:  Ing. Mrs. Harriette Amissah-Arthur (Arthur Energy Advisors)

Keynote Address:

* Energy Regulation: Building Coherent Institutional and Regulatory Structures for Efficiency in the Energy Sector
   The World Bank
        

Panelists

            * Ishmael Edjekumhene (KITE)
            * Energy Commission
            * National Petroleum Authority
            * Public Utilities Regulatory Commission
            * Petroleum Commission

Group Five     9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

      

Optimising Renewables in Ghana’s Energy mix

 

Facilitator:  Professor Fred Akuffo (Chief Executive Officer, Aekosolar, Ghana)                          
            
Panelists

* Removing Barriers for Investment in Renewable Energy: Technical, Financial and Social.
   Mawuli Tse (Solar Light)

* Waste to Energy: Issues and Challenges
   Nana Osei Mainoo (Chief Executive Officer, Correct Engineering Group)

* The Future of Renewable Energy in Ghana: The Master Plan

Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo (Director Renewable and Alternative Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)


11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Networking Coffee Break

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM     Groups Three, Four and Five Discussions Continued

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM    Networking Lunch

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM    CLOSING PLENARY

Presentation of Group Reports and Main Lessons

Chair:                Mr. Yaw Osafo-Marfo (Senior Minister)