PwC Nigeria has announced plans to host the 8th edition of its Annual Power and Utility Roundtable. The event which is part of the firm’s contribution to the on-going reforms in the Nigerian power sector is slated to hold on Thursday 30 November 2017.
The theme of this year’s roundtable according to a statement released by the firm is “The Pathway to Recovery” and will bring together key stakeholders in the power sector to discuss the issues prevalent in the sector with the aim of proffering solutions and charting a pathway forward especially as the country recovers from recession. According to PwC Nigeria, Partner and Power Sector leader, Pedro Omontuemhen, “Reliable power supply has somewhat remained a mirage years after the privatization of government-owned power assets.
The challenges include gas supply disruptions, weak transmission infrastructure, inappropriate pricing, power theft, slow grid extension and access to foreign exchange among others. “For us as a firm, we are committed to helping to solve this important national problem and this informs our hosting of this forum for eight years running.
The aim is to bring together stakeholders in the sector, to brainstorm on the issues and come up with viable solutions. “To ensure a very robust conversation around the theme, the firm has assembled a rich array of speakers and panelists including policy makers, operators, regulators, and financiers among others. Their insights, as well as the input of the other stakeholders, will form the basis of an annual report issued by PwC on the sector providing a guide to unlocking the potential in the sector.’’