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Development Crisis of Power Supply and Implications for Industrial Sector in Nigeria

Development Crisis of Power Supply and Implications for Industrial Sector in Nigeria

This article establishes a link between the rate of development of the power sector and the impacts on the industrial sector. It contends that the industrial and technological sectors are highly reliant on the power sector in order to flourish. The paper argues that as long as the Nigerian power sector continues to struggle to

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Power Sector Reforms in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges

This paper serves as a flashback into the history of Nigeria’s power sector. Written a few years before the privatization of National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), this paper allows one to revisit and understand the challenges that the power sector faced at the time and why privatization was necessary. The article argues that breaking the

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Nigeria Electricity Industry: Issue, Challenges and Solutions

The paper generally discusses the electricity situation in Nigeria. It offers interesting insight into the history of the Nigeria power sector before moving on to discuss the unbundling of the PHCN and its impact on the electricity situation in Nigeria. The paper then discusses the reasons for the failure of the power sector to provide

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Investment Opportunities In Nigerian Power Sector

  This presentation examines some shortcomings within the Nigerian power sector but also highlights the tendencies for the power sector to develop into a strong sector. The paper illustrates that Nigeria possesses a large range of natural resources for power generation such as gas, hydro, coal, and wind. It adds that a large percentage of

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Improving Market Efficiency: Low-income consumers and the power sector reforms (2015)

NIAF provided support to NERC to find out who the poor consumers of electricity are, what challenges they face, how much they pay for electricity and their willingness to pay for improved service.  By developing a low-income survey model for monitoring the market from a demand perspective, baseline information required by NERC to fulfil the

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A Credible Tariff Framework for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (2016)

NIAF was the principal technical partner of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in developing a new tariff framework that conforms with the new policy directives and regulatory path of the current political administration. The Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) Framework needed to be updated, based on newly developed guidelines. This process required significant interactions with


Power Sector Reform: TEM Implementation (2015)

A publication from the knowledge portal of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), reports on the role of NIAF in preparing the sector for TEM, covering many clients and complexities across the value chain. This briefing note explores NIAF’s interventions which helped prepare the sector for this significant milestone. With commencement of the TEM, Nigeria’s

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