Africa/Middle East: Nigeria

Advanced Regulatory Studies Program and Internship

Date: October 1-26, 2012
Location: Lansing, Michigan

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC arranged for a Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) representative to participate in an extended internship at the Michigan Public Service Commission. The intern attended the Advanced Regulatory Studies Program under the Public Utilities Regulatory Research Center at Michigan State University. This training focused on Regulation and Rulemaking, Accounting and Finance, and Economics and Engineering. The intern then spent three weeks meeting with staff of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

During these meetings the intern had the opportunity to learn more about the Michigan market as it relates to reliability, renewable energy, smart grid, energy markets, gas operations, electric operations, administrative processes, ratemaking, operation of co-operatives, vegetation management, interface with the federal regulator, meetings of the Commission, net metering, hearings, smart grid, service quality, customer support, energy data and security, and energy efficiency.


At A Glance

Project Dates: 2008-Present

Primary Partners:

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

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