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From Megawatts to Actual Delivery: Bottlenecks and Solutions (2015)

From Megawatts to Actual Delivery: Bottlenecks and Solutions (2015)

This is a text brief of a lecture delivered by the former NERC chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi. In his lecture, he discusses the poor power supply and the situation in Nigeria. He highlights the lack of a coherent gas to power policy and corruption and incompetence in project management as a major cause of the

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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


Power Sector Reform: DisCo Sustainability (2015)

A publication from the knowledge portal of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), outlines the approach led by NIAF to devise a critical path for all 11 DisCos to achieve a state of readiness necessary for operating within the Transitional Electricity Market (TEM). Source: NIAF Knowledge Click ‘Download’ above for full document


End-use Metering Campaign for Residential Houses in Nigeria (2013)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in Collaboration with the Energy Commission of Nigeria, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) and the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC) has started the implementation of a project to promote energy efficiency in Nigeria. The overall objective


Electricity Supply in Nigeria: A Customer Satisfaction Survey (2013)

The on-going reforms in the Nigerian Power sector have generated a lot of interest locally and polarised public opinion. In order to obtain an informed view of the impact of the reforms on the general public, Phillips Consulting Ltd carried out a survey from December 15, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The survey focused on:


Major Factors affecting electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in Nigeria (2010)

This paper focused on the capacity of electricity generation in Nigeria and the major factors affecting electricity generation, transmission and distribution in the country.  The author lists out the major factors affecting generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Nigeria. The paper concludes with recommendations to restructure the Nigerian radial interconnected electricity generation station grid system,

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