Lagos — Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Prof. James Momoh has called on stakeholders in the power sector to join the Commission to make power accessible, available and reliable to all.
He made the call on the backdrop of the just concluded 11th International Conference on Energy, Power Systems Operation and Planning, ICEPSOP held in Abuja.
The theme of the conference was ‘’ Empowering Micro-Grid with Smart Grid Attributes Development in the United States and Africa.’’
According to him, the world is currently facing many challenges in energy and power sector and all needed to resolve the menace are resources utilisation, balancing available supply to demand, system protection and control of the electric network as well as environmental protection.
“In Nigeria, our concerns on energy access, availability, reliability and quality of supply, lack of meters, system losses, infrastructure misalignment and affordability of cost-reflective tariffs require refocusing our attention in pursuit of innovative approaches to regulatory interventions and utility operations and planning in the power sector”.
In view of this, Momoh called on stakeholders and experts to collaborate with Nigeria, thereby sponsoring researches develop and implement a road map for the research institute in electricity utility and regulation.
He also said the implementation of global best practices in the areas of distribution franchising, eligible customer management, metering, customer service and stable market structures the Commission would focus on going forward.