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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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Activities

New Commissioners Orientation
May 16 - 19, 2017

Job Shadow on Public Hearings
June 20 - July 1, 2016

Assessment and Training on Commission Structure and Operations
June 7 – September 16, 2016

Externship on Enforcement
June 13 - 17, 2016

Technical Workshop on Power Purchase Agreements
February 22 - 24, 2016

Externship on Stakeholder Engagement
February 15 - 19, 2016

Peer Review on Customer Service
December 8 - 10, 2015

Technical Workshop on Cost-Reflective Tariffs
September 14 - 17, 2015

Study Tour on Market Monitoring
July 21 - 30, 2015

Job Shadows on Customer Service and Complaint Handling
June 1 - 12, 2015 and June 22 - July 3, 2015

Technical Workshop on Reliability and Quality of Power
May 5 - 8, 2015

Technical Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management
December 3 - 5, 2014

Peer Review on Uniform System of Accounts
June 2 - 4, 2014

NARUC Utility Rate School
May 10 - 14, 2014

NARUC Practical Regulatory Training
May 11 - 16, 2014

Technical Workshop on Gas-to-Power
November 28 - 30, 2012

Advanced Regulatory Studies Program and Internship
October 1 - 26, 2012

Internship on Electricity Markets
October 22 - November 16, 2012

Partnership Exchange on Complaints Handling and Uniform System of Accounts
October 8 - 12, 2012

NARUC Utility Rate School
May 14 - 18, 2012

Study Tour and World Forum on Energy Regulation
May 7 - 16, 2012

Partnership Exchange on Consumer Relations and Tariffs
October 24 - 28, 2011

Partnership Exchange on Regulatory Frameworks
June 27 - July 1, 2011

NARUC Utility Rate School
May 9 - 13, 2011

Study Tour on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
March 28 - April 1, 2011

Partnership Exchange on Market Reforms
September 20 - 24, 2010

Partnership Exchange on Regional Transmission Organization
June 28 - July 2, 2010

NARUC Utility Rate School
May 10 - 14, 2010

Partnership Exchange on Consumer Affairs
August 3 - 7, 2009

Partnership Exchange on Market Reforms
November 30 - December 7, 2008

Partnership Exchange on Tariffs
July 14 - 18, 2008