Africa/Middle East: Nigeria

Technical Workshop on Gas-to-Power

Date: November 28-30, 2012
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) co-hosted a technical, multi-stakeholder workshop on enhancing private investment in natural gas-fired electricity generation.

In helping to educate NERC staff and other relevant stakeholders, NARUC experts provided analysis on investment in the gas market and factors that drive investment decisions in the sector. NARUC experts discussed the various value chains in the gas business, providing a clear understanding of the various dependencies in gas investment. The workshop also focused on project appraisal and management techniques to determine project viability through cost reflectivity and recovery of costs across the gas value chain, contractual documents used in a liberalized gas market, and advances in technology regarding gas-fired power plants and their impact on tariffs.

Stakeholders included representatives from NERC, Nigerian electricity distribution companies (Shoreline Power Co., Afam Power), power station companies (Egbin Power Plant, AES Barge, Azura West Africa), power training institutions and organizations (NAPTIN, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading), representatives from the Nigerian parliament, bank investors, and oil companies.




At A Glance

Project Dates: 2008-Present

Primary Partners:

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Contact Us About This Project


Nigerian Regulator Advances Electricity Reliability and Market Reform through Eligible Customer Rule
With the support of USAID and Power Africa, NARUC assisted the Nigerian Energy Regulatory Commission in developing and issuing a rule that will improve electricity reliability for large power customers and offer generators more stable revenues.

Arizona Regulators Featured in Article about NARUC-USAID Work
Regulators from Arizona are providing expertise and thoughtful support to counterparts in Ukraine, Nigeria and elsewhere, thanks to USAID assistance.

NARUC Brings Nigerians Together On Cost-Reflective Tariffs
Through USAID assistance, Nigerian regulators and utilities worked together to examine tariff details during a simulation in Abuja.