Date: August 3-7, 2009
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC experts held a partnership exchange with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). During the exchange, NARUC experts from the Michigan Public Service Commission gave a thorough review of Michigan’s social policies and consumer protection laws. Of particular interest to the NERC staff were programs for low-income consumers, given the level of poverty in the country, and the importance of reliable electricity access to improving economic growth. NERC officials expressed interest in learning that consumers can receive the benefits of more than one program, such as the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, along with state-run programs and those operated by The Salvation Army and non-governmental organizations.
Project Dates: 2008-Present
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
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