Date: May 7-16, 2012
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, Lansing, Michigan, and Quebec, Canada
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC arranged for staff from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to visit the D.C. Public Service Commission, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Michigan Public Service Commission, and several U.S. utilities as part of a study tour.
The partnership activity focused on gas-fired generation and reliability given Nigeria’s focus on increasing the number of independent power producers in the country to help meet growing power demand.
After one week in the U.S., the NERC team attended the World Forum on Energy Regulation in Quebec, Canada. The goal of WFER V was to discuss and exchange ideas on the state of regulation, present regulatory best practices, and promote cooperation between regulators. NERC benefited from this part of the study tour learning the up-to-date techniques in the areas of market competition, regulatory best practices, and renewable energy.
Project Dates: 2008-Present
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
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