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Key Facts

The Commisssion was created by and performs its operations based on the guidelines as stipulated in the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 (pdf-89kb)

Member - Executive Council of African Forum for Utility Regulators

Corporate Headquarters
Adamawa Plaza,
Plot 1099, First Avenue,
Off Shehu Shagari Way, Central Business District
Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria

Tel: +234-09-462-1400, 09-462-1401.

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is an independent regulatory agency which was inuagurated on 31st October 2005 as provided in the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005.

The Commission is mandated to carry out:

  •     The monitoring and regulation of the electricity industry
  •     Issuance of licences to market participants, and
  •     Ensure compliance with market rules and operating guidelines.


The first Commission was inaugurated in October 2005.

The latest Commission was inaugurated on February 7, 2017.