Osinbajo to flag off energy transition summit
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Thursday, flag off the second edition of the Seplat Energy Summit (SES).
The theme of this year’s summit is: ‘Global Trends in Energy Transition and the African Perspective’.
The discourse is timely as the world tilts towards energy transition with climate change and advocacy and policy changes dominating most energy conversations with the overall objective of promoting a clean energy mix globally.
The summit, which is a hybrid of online participation and onsite presence, will be available for free participation online. International and local experts will speak on the theme.
The company will also formally provide more information on its recent name change from Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc to Seplat Energy Plc.
The name change is in consonance with global trends in energy transition and aligns with the company’s renewed focus on the entire energy value chain with an emphasis on cleaner and more sustainable forms of energy to power Nigeria.
The summit will bring notable, reputable and dynamic leaders in their respective fields to examine the various aspects of energy transition and put divergent views on energy transition into proper perspective.
Stakeholders and experts to discuss energy transition include Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; Director/CEO, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Sarki Auwalu; Managing Director, Total Energies E&P Nigeria Limited, Mike Sangster; Executive Secretary, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, and Group Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Exchange Group, Oscar Onyema.
Keynote speakers include a Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Energy commentator, Daniel Yergin. Yergin takes the audiences on a riveting and timely journey across this new map, illuminating the great issues of geopolitics and energy in our era of rising political turbulence and pointing to the profound challenges that lie ahead.
The Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, will focus on ‘Balancing sustainability revolution with energy poverty- Lessons from around the World.’
Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Energy Plc, Roger Brown, in a recent interview on the importance of the theme, said: “Nigeria will chart its energy transition journey, but improving access to energy will be essential to its economic growth. Given Nigeria’s increasing importance in Africa, the success or failure in addressing this challenge will have global implications”.
Seplat Energy will launch its new energy brand at the summit, and according to Brown, it is committed to energy transition and intends to be a major player in the renewable energy space, harnessing the abundant renewable energy resources available across Nigeria.