Africa/Middle East: Nigeria

Internship on Electricity Markets

Date: October 22 – November 16, 2012
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC arranged for a representative from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to participate in an internship at the D.C. Public Service Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission. The intern studied the structure and administration of the U.S. electricity market, particularly the decentralized model of administration and the steady expansion of the system over time.

Applying knowledge acquired during the internship, the intern identified the following list of priority issues for NERC to consider and address going forward: increasing transmission capacity, grid control, and stability; improving power quality and reliability for precision electricity users; increasing robustness, resilience and security of the energy infrastructure; improving distribution/retail services; transforming the entire electricity market; improving feedstock supply infrastructures; technology innovation in electricity use; advances in enabling technology platforms; and ramping up generation.


At A Glance

Project Dates: 2008-Present

Primary Partners:

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

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