Electricity

We advise clients generally in all matters arising out of the operations of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 (“EPSRA”) particularly in relations to the generation, distribution and sale of electricity; contractual problems and interconnection arrangements and transmission access; joint ownership of generating facilities; development of independent power supply; Drafting, negotiation, interpretation and litigation of energy-related contracts providing for power sales, transmission, gas supply and gas transportation;

We also provide legal advisory services in respect of proceedings before the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on power marketing issues and in regulatory/judicial proceeding regarding rates, certification of facilities, transmission access and joint ownership issues, Negotiation of wholesale power purchases, transmission services, sale and purchase of generating and distribution facilities.

We also render legal services relating to Generator interconnection procedures and drafting/negotiation of interconnection agreements; Power marketing issues, including the development of cost-based and market-based tariffs; Wholesale power exchange tariffs, rates and services; Contracts/procedures for interconnection of independent generators and wholesale customers to the transmission grid; Distributed generation, including rates for generators connected to distribution facilities;

We advise and counsel on the planning, financing, ownership, and operation of electric supply facilities as well as Litigation and Arbitration of rates and agreements concerning transmission access, supply of partial requirements service, and matters related to joint-ownership of generation facilities and rural electrification issues in Nigeria.

In 2002, we advised the Federal Government of Nigeria on the privatization of the state-owned Electricity Meter Company of Nigeria Plc (EMCON), the first in the series of privatizations under the Electricity Sector Reforms in Nigeria. We also advised several Investors in their bids for some of the PHCN successor companies.

We welcome an opportunity to discuss our Electric power practice with you and are prepared to arrange for an early meeting with you for this purpose, however, if you have any question or you require more information on this area of practice before then, please contact Iseoluwa Abiodun-Johnson on 0808 217 1556 or E-mail: iseoluwa@thelawsmiths.com