Course description

 

The Training Course is hosted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

 

Power sector reform has been a very important development worldwide in the past two decades, and is still an ongoing process in many transition countries. Efforts aimed at building competitive electricity markets became increasingly interrelated to the growing influence of policies aiming at ensuring sustainable development and security of supply.  In some cases, however, market opening is still at an infant stage in which the resulting outcomes may not necessarily meet the intended policy objectives.

Regulators’ roles and responsibilities in the process of developing effective markets is of critical importance. Abuse of market power along with the proper implementation of the legislation is one of the main issues that energy regulators have to closely monitor and supervise. Proper market monitoring is therefore a necessity in the context of electricity markets.

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to the most important economic issues surrounding the creation and successful operation of electricity markets and fundamental regulatory policy measures to lay the groundwork for effective competition.  The course will then look at how electricity trading operates, the challenges of integrating variable RES into power grids and how coupling of Day-Ahead Markets increases liquidity and enhances the convergence and stability of prices. The training will provide participants with the necessary tools to better understand market power and the role of regulators can play in contrasting it. Parallel with the theoretical presentations, participants will be exposed to practical group works and an online simulation of electricity trading!

 

Student Testimonial from previous course:

by Mr. Frederick Nyang, Director of Economic Regulation, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya

Course registration

Please note that the registration to the training course is closed.

ERRA Full MembersEUR 720
ERRA Associate MembersEUR 850
Non-Member RegulatorsEUR 950
Non-regulatorsEUR 1250

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the 3-day training. Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee.

Course location

Abuja

Nigeria

NERC Headquarters
Address: Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District

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ELECTRICITY MARKETS

09:00

Welcoming Remarks

- The Honorable James Momoh, Chairman/ CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
09:10

Opening Address and Introduction of Participants; Introduction to ERRA; Introduction to the Training

- Kacper Jarosz, Regulatory Research Associate, ERRA
- Rolands Irklis, Course Director; Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair
09:30

From Regulated to Liberalized Markets; Regulatory Challenges in Market Opening and Deregulation

Al Hinai, Abdulwahhab

Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

11:00

Group Photo + Coffee Break

11:30

Economics of Competitive Markets

Sanli, Baris

Advisor, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

12: 45

Lunch

13:45

Key Concepts in Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

Al Hinai, Abdulwahhab

Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman

15:00

Coffee break

15:15

Transmission and Distribution Unbundling Models and Third Party Access

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

16:30

End of Day 1

MARKET MONITORING

09:00

Enhancing Security of Supply under Energy-Only Markets

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

10:20

Coffee Break

10:40

Market Power in Electricity Generation

Sanli, Baris

Advisor, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

14:15

Coffee Break

14:45

Group Work: Market Power Measurement, Tools for Detecting Market Power

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

16:00

End of Day 2

ELECTRICITY TRADING

09:00

Inter-Country Trade and the Necessary Regulatory Support to Remove or Reduce Barriers; Day-Ahead Market (DAM) Coupling and Implicit Capacity Allocation

Smith, Maurice

Consultant, Nigeria

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

How Trading Works in Power Markets: Basics and Platform Characteristics (OTC, Exchange, DAM, Intraday, Options etc.) Part I

Aykaç, Batuhan

Commodities - Product Manager, Matriks, Turkey

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

12:15

Lunch

13:15

How Trading Works in Power Markets: Basics and Platform Characteristics (OTC, Exchange, DAM, Intraday, Options etc.) Part II

Aykaç, Batuhan

Commodities - Product Manager, Matriks, Turkey

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

14:45

Final Test

15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Online Trading Game

We invite you to experience a real trading screen in demo mode by way of the trading game. For the game we will provide you with a complex portfolio consisting of both generation and procurement side. Working in teams and using the trading system you will be asked to balance your portfolios to achieve maximum profit providing the opportunity to apply what you have learnt from theoretical sessions in an interactive and we hope enjoyable experience.

Aykaç, Batuhan

Commodities - Product Manager, Matriks, Turkey

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

17:00

Evaluation and Farewell

17:15

End of Training Course

Al Hinai, Abdulwahhab

Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman

Aykaç, Batuhan

Commodities - Product Manager, Matriks, Turkey

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

Irklis, Rolands

Chairman, Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Latvia; ERRA Presidium Member; CEER Vice-President; ACER Vice-Chair

Sanli, Baris

Advisor, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

Smith, Maurice

Consultant, Nigeria

Presentations and list of suggested readings will be posted in the order of receipt from the Instructors prior to the Course so that you can download these and bring them to Abuja.

Page is password protected. Password is available for ERRA members and registered participants who dully paid their registration fee or provided proof of payment. 

Nr. Country Name Organization Job Title
1NigeriaUsman  Abba-ArabiNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)General Manager, Public Affairs
2NigeriaYusuf AbdussalamNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager, Planning, Research & Strategy 
3NigeriaRoland AchorNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Senior Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
4NigeriaMajiro  Ahaneku Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Deputy General Manager, Human Resources and Admin.
5NigeriaAnthony AkahNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)General Manager, Planning, Research & Strategy 
6NigeriaKhadijat AkanbiNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Engineering, Planning & Monitoring
7NigeriaCharles AkosoNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Snr. Manager, Customer Service Standards
8NigeriaAngela I.  AniNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
9GhanaAdolf AshongEnergy CommissionSenior Program Officer
10NigeriaShehu Bala AdoNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Regulatory, Financial, Reporting & Analysis
11CameroonAhmadou Bouba OumarouElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Sub-Director for Concessions and Licences
12NigeriaMustapha BukarNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)General Manager, Internal Audit
13NigeriaIko BulusNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager, Planning, Research & Strategy 
14NigeriaObi ChikweremNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Assistant General Manager, Planning, Research and Statistics
15NigeriaNtui ColumbusNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Legal, Licenesing & Compliance
16ERERAHaliru DikkoECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)Commissioner, Economist
17NigeriaJames EwahNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Deputy General Manager, Regulatory, Financial, Reporting & Analysis
18NigeriaUmar FuforeNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Planning, Research & Strategy 
19NigeriaHassan GwanduNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Human Resource
20NigeriaKananeng GwomNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager, Consumer Affairs
21NigeriaYusuf A. IbrahimNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Consumer Affairs
22NigeriaIdris A.  IdrisNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Manager, Inspectorate And Tactical Unit
23NigeriaEmeka  IloejeNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Senior Manager, Information and Communication Technology
24NigeriaAdenike  IwekaNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Personal Assistant to the Vice Chairman
25GambiaIsmaila JadamaPublic Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)Quality Assurance Officer
26NigeriaHabib S. KidajiNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Finance & Mgt. Services 
27TogoHokaméto KpenouElectricity Regulatory Authority of Togo (ARSE)Chef Service Etudes Techniques
28NigeriaSaidu LawalNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Information Technology
29CameroonSerge MadolaElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Director of Economic Control and Competition
30NigeriaSharfuddeen MahmoudNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)General Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
31NigeriaAisha MahmudNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
32NigeriaOlisa Mathis ChukwumaNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Manager, Consumer Affairs
33CameroonPhilippe MbeleElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Sud Director of Tariff Controls
34NigeriaSurhyel MshelbwalaNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Manager, Regulatory, Financial, Reporting & Analysis
35UkraineVadym MukhaUSAID Energy Security ProjectJunior Electricity Market Specialist
36ERERAAly Mar NdiayeECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA)Council Member Engineer
37SenegalPapa Momar NdiayeRegulatory Commission for Electricity Sector (CRSE)Senior Economist
38NigeriaJonathan OkoronkwoNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager,Inspectorate And Tactical Unit
39NigeriaEmeka OnyegbuleNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
40CameroonErnest PiloElectricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL)Sud Director of Studies Programm and Normalisation
41NigeriaAbdulkadir ShettimaNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)General Manager, Finance & Mgt. Services 
42NigeriaFriday SuleNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Asst. General Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
43NigeriaAbba TerabNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Principal Manager, Markets, Competition & Rates
44NigeriaChinedu UkabialaNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Deputy General Manager, Engineering, Planning & Monitoring
45NigeriaZainab Ibrahim UmaraNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Manager, Legal Licensing and Compliance
46NigeriaAhmadu ZubairuNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)Deputy General Manager, Legal, Licenesing & Compliance

Venue

NERC Headquarters
Address: Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District


Accommodation

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee.

Suggested hotel next to the trainin venue: Reiz Continental 

  • negotiated room rates:
    • Deluxe: 30 590 Naira
    • Executive: 31 395 Naira
    • Super Deluxe: 33 005 Naira
  • hotel reservation through their website: https://www.reizcontinentalhotels.com/ or by E-mail. Detailed information will be sent upon training registration.

Visa

A new Visa on Arrival Application Process for all Business Travelers is available: https://immigration.gov.ng/voa-new/. More information on business visa application process please find here: https://immigration.gov.ng/visas/#tab-business-visa-143. Visa on arrival application link: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/VisaArrivalProgram/freshVisaOnArrivalProgram

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy.

 

 

Course location

Abuja

Nigeria

NERC Headquarters
Address: Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District