USTDA is sponsoring a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the United States for a delegation of key Nigerian electricity sector officials. U.S. companies are invited to engage with the delegation during the RTM:
- By attending the Business Briefing and Finance Roundtable in Washington, DC on October 22, 2013.
- By hosting the delegation at your facilities to discuss your expertise and capabilities.
- By arranging a site visit “in the field” to demonstrate technology in use.
- By sponsoring a private dinner or lunch meeting with the delegation.
The Nigeria Electricity Distribution Sector RTM is designed to foster the participation of U.S. companies in the modernization of Nigeria’s electricity distribution infrastructure. As part of the Government of Nigeria’s Power Sector Reform Roadmap, the sector is being overhauled to accelerate the expansion of power supply while dramatically improving service delivery, revenue recovery and efficiency across the power sector value chain. A cornerstone of this reform is the ongoing privatization of eleven distribution companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria. Executives from four DISCOs – Abuja, Benin, Eko, Ikeja – with a combined procurement budget of over $800 million, will participate in the RTM.
The RTM will expose the delegates to U.S. technologies, equipment, and services, as well as policies, regulations, financing mechanisms and management structures that can support the implementation of smart grid infrastructure in Nigeria’s distribution companies. The delegation will be comprised of senior decision makers from Nigeria’s newly privatized electricity distribution companies, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and other stakeholders.