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Notice of the development of Business Continuity Regulations for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, 2017

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is an independent regulatory agency that was set up by the Electricity Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005.  Section 32 (1) (a) of the EPSR Act 2005 mandates the Commission to, “create, promote, and preserve efficient industry and market structures, and ensure the optimal utilization of resources for the provision of electricity services.” In this regard, NERC is, therefore, charged with the critical role of implementing and overseeing the market and in ensuring the market evolves as envisaged into a more efficient Industry.

In furtherance of section 32 of the Act, the NERC in exercise of powers conferred by Section 96 of the Act has developed a regulatory framework for Business Continuity in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). The objectives of the regulation are as follows:
i)     To monitor the financial health of Licensees in order to ensure stability in the NESI;
ii)    To prevent financial contagion and to facilitate business continuity within the NESI;
iii)   To prevent Market Instability;
iv)   To create, promote, preserve an efficient and adequately regulated NESI; and
v)    To ensure security of supply and continuous operations of a critical national infrastructure

The framework leverages and collaborates with existing regulations to facilitate business continuity within the NESI and ensure that the power sector value chain is sustained through the performance of critical obligations of the market participants.

The Business Continuity Regulation (BCR) is, therefore, a mechanism for NERC to regularly monitor the operational and financial viability of the operators and where necessary, enforce discipline in the market in order to prevent market collapse. It prescribes the approach of performing health-checks to determine the level of optimal performance of the licensees and necessary corrective actions to mitigate occurrence of events that may jeopardize the sustainability of licensees operation or security of supply. The regulation provides an end-to-end process whereby NERC and the relevant government agencies in the NESI are able to oversee the effectiveness of asset management by operators, provide mitigation where possible or resolve issues through available measures in a controlled manner.

Accordingly, comments are hereby invited from all stakeholders and members of the public on the draft regulation which can be viewed and or downloaded from the NERC’s website: www.nerc.gov.ng

All reactions, comments, queries and further enquiries should be sent for  the Commission’s consideration within 21 days from the date of this publication to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copies to:

Sharfuddeen Z. Mahmoud    
Market Competition and Rates Division    
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099 First Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way, CBD, Abuja
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Friday Sule
Market Competition and Rates Division    
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099 First Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way, CBD, Abuja
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