UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION AND DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IN NESI

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION AND DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IN NESI

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION AND DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IN NESI

OVERVIEW:

This course is in two parts: First, it equips stakeholders in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) with the tools they need to effectively participate and spur development in NESI. Secondly, it explores the potential for real economic growth and development within sub-regions of NESI using Distributed Generation. In this respect, it provides a practical overview of DG in all its forms and examines the opportunities it provides to turn our electricity misfortunes into investment partnerships among various Stakeholders in different sub-regions or sections of NESI.

DATE:

OCTOBER 18th-19th, 2016

VENUE:

SHOREGATE HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS
29 JOEL OGUNNAIKE, STREET, GRA, IKEJA,
LAGOS, NIGERIA

INSTRUCTORS:
Noel A. Obiora - Senior Counsel, State of Califonia, Public Utilities Commission, Legal Division, San Francisco, United States of America.

• B.SC (Econ) Southern Connecticut State University; J.D. (Law) University of Texas, School of Law; M.A., King’s College, London

• 14 Years @ California Public Utilities Commission

• Areas of extensive work and specialty include Long-Term Electricity Procurement and Resource Planning; Renewable Energy Implementation Planning & Procurement; Tariff Setting and Design; Resource Adequacy Planning; New Generation and Transmission Development and Procurement

• 12 Years Private Practice

• Admitted to United States Supreme Court Bar, 9th Circuity Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Define and describe “Stakeholder” participation and the context in which it best serves them
  • Define and describe the concept of Distributed Generation and its impact on Nigeria’s electricity system, including the various types of DG.
  • Understand the basics of electricity distribution, generation and transmission system
  • Understand the differences between tariff setting and tariff design and their impacts on various Stakeholders
  • Appreciate the broad range of entities and individuals who can be Stakeholders and how they can positively change the industry
  • Examine the purpose and role of the various organizations that regulate the electricity industry
  • Understand the need for long-term planning and the role of Stakeholder Participation
  • Metering - Equip Stakeholders to ensure that metering achieves its intended goals and other potential and protect customers from potential abuses of metering
  • Understand the economic, political and policy costs of non-participation as Stakeholders
  • Understand the need for transparency in Utility Accounting Systems and the Stakeholder’s Role in achieving and maintaining that transparency

 

COURSE FEE

N125, 000 (Individuals)

N100, 000 (Individuals in group registration of 6-10persons)

AGENDA

TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016

8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Tea break
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course Training

1. STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION

  • Various Definitions of Stakeholders
  • Appropriate Definition for NESI
  • Sample Stakeholder List in Mature Regulatory Jurisdictions
  • Stakeholder Perspective and Impact on Regulatory Decisions
  • The Role of Stakeholders in Various Regulatory Contexts

2. BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGULATORY PROCESS

  • The Historical Perspective - From Roosevelt to Boston Bridge Co.
  • Modern View of Regulatory Structure
  • Continuing Evolution & Distributed Generation
  • Other Disruptive Elements and Technologies

3. THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN UTILITY ACCOUNTING AND FINANCING INFORMATION

  • The Tripartite Interest In Utility Accounting and Financial Information
  • Role of Regulators, Stakeholders and Discos
  • The Need for Protection vs. Disseminating Information
  • Challenges
  • The Uniform System of Accounts

4. CASE STUDY - CALIFORNIA’S RENEWABLE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM AND THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM

  • The Mandate
  • The Design, Standard and Implementation
  • Tradable Renewable Energy Credits
  • Procurement, Measurement and Penalties
  • The Duck Curve

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016

8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Tea break
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Course Training

1. BASICS OF ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION GENERATOIN AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

  • Vertical Integration and Restructuring
  • Distribution System
  • Generation
  • Transmission System
  • System Operator, Market Operator, Bulk Trader Company etc.

2. DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

  • Definition of Distributed Generation
  • Distributed Generation Goals
  • NERC Regulation 112
  • Types of Distributed Generation
  • Importance of Distributed Generation in NESI
  • Role of Distributed Generation in Various Stakeholder Sub-regions
  • Cost of Distributed Generation
  • Factors Determinative of Cost of Distributed Generation
  • Purpose
  • Ownership
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Government Policies/Subsidies
  • Cost Effectiveness Methodologies
  • A Perspective - The Present —Future of DG

3. NECESSARY STAKEHOLDER PROCESSES FOR EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN NESI

  • Fact Driven and Determinative
  • Transparency, Integrity and Reviewable
  • Hearings - Inclusive of Cross-examinations, Briefs, Comments
  • Workshops
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Other Commission Facilitative Mechanisms and Studies

 

For Further details, call Daramola 07034516060, Esther 08039398617, or Bimbo 08054045731, 08176315339, Femi 07038893218