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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)

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The Commission is made up of seven Divisions, each with its strategic role in ensuring the smooth running of day to day activities of NERC.

1. Office of the Chairman         

The Office of the Chairman is made up of a number of support Units that provide overall governance and coordination of the Commission’s activities.  These Units include: the Commission’s Secretariat; Strategy and Project Management Office; Procurement Unit and Media and Public Relations Unit

2. Engineering, Standards & Safety

The Engineering Safety and Standards Division has the task of developing and monitoring compliance of technical codes and standards for all operators. In addition, it is involved in the technical evaluation of licence applications submitted to the Commission.

3. Finance & Management Services

The Finance and Management Services Division offers support services to the Commission in critical areas such as Human Resources, Finance & Accounts, Information Technology and Protocol

4. Government & Consumer Affairs

The Government and Consumer Affairs Division has the responsibility of developing consumer regulations and ensuring that operators meet the minimum standards of services provided in those regulations. They also embark on consumer enlightenment and have a mandate of ensuring the speedy resolution of consumer disputes.     

5. Legal, Licensing & Enforcement

The Legal, Licensing and Enforcement Division is responsible for coordinating the licensing procedure in NERC. In addition, it provides legal support and advisory services to the Commission and is in charge of enforcing all Commission’s Orders and decisions.

6. Market, Competition & Rates

The Market Competition and Rates Division is responsible for determining tariffs and monitoring the electricity market to prevent abuse of market power. The Division is also responsible for the commercial evaluation of licence applications

7. Renewable Energy, Research & Developement

The Renewable Energy, Research and Development Division has the task of providing the Commission with the required database and policy instruments to carry out its various activities. In addition, the Division is responsible for helping the Commission drive its renewable energy programmes