CLIENT: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES:
The project objectives were to considers various parameters that are required for successful project implementation. Amongst these are:
- Electricity evacuation
- Suitable off-taker
- Ability to ring-fence Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) revenue
- Capacity to satisfy the energy needs of industrial end-customers
- Applicable legal and regulatory framework
Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is designated by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) as a project and fund manager for the development and construction of a 10 Megawatt Peak (MWp) solar PV project in Kano State, Nigeria. The Project will be fully funded and backed by the FGN. It is intended that the Project will be owned by a Special Purpose Vehicle which will have the FGN, Kano State Government, and Kombotso Local Government Area (LGA) as its shareholders.
SchimaticBlue Energy helped NSIA to execute a detailed project feasibility studies based on an earlier scoping report produced by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The feasibility report was delivered within the project scope and satisfied all contracted objectives for the successful project implementation, including risk analysis and recommendations to mitigate them.
CLIENT: Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To support the Commission in the review of MYTO into an equitable tariff structure for all classes of electricity consumers
The Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) is used to set wholesale and retail prices for electricity in Nigeria by employing a unified way to determine total industry revenue requirement that is tied to measurable performance improvements and standards. The purpose of the MYTO is to set cost-reflective tariffs which will allow the power sector to be properly funded and functional. It provides a 15-year tariff path for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) with limited minor reviews each year in the light of changes in a limited number of parameters (such as inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, and generation capacity) and major reviews every 5 years, when all of the inputs are reviewed with stakeholders. The tariff structure for end-user electricity consumers has a monthly fixed charge and energy consumption charge. The mandatory fixed charge was a huge concern to several consumer classes with frequent outages and poor supply reliability. The situation culminated in public protest and petitions against NERC.
SchimaticBlue Energy provided support to the Commission in a major review process to transition the old model into an equitable single tariff structure that became effective in February 2016. With the single tariff structure, the recovery of asset investment become tied to electricity supply reliability.
CLIENT: Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
To develop a real-time cloud-based digital electricity grid frequency monitor
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) doubles in its function as the Transmission Service Provider (TSP) and an Independent System Operator (ISO) of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). Due to the frequent grid system collapse, the senior executive management needed to monitor the grid frequency and at any time; in and out of office. They also wanted to be able to recall the frequency history for analysis at their convenience.
SchimaticBlue Energy team of hardware and software developers engineered the entire system; from state to finish. The project which was also delivered as a mobile application made it simple to monitor and conduct grid frequency analysis from any location on a mobile device.
CLIENT: Sunrise Estate Development (SED)
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
- to conduct technical feasibility studies and business planning of an Independent Electricity Distribution Network (IEDN), and an embedded generation;
- regulatory consultancy for the procurement of licenses from the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for both the IEDN and embedded generation
Sunrise Estate Development (SED) wishes to provide the residents of its estate in Abuja with a constant supply of electricity. However, this can not be achieved relying solely on the central utility grid.
SchimaticBlue Energy conducted a feasibility study of an IEDN and an embedded generation within the estate that will guarantee a constant electricity supply. SchimaticBlue Energy’s role included the technical, economic, and legal analysis of the entire project. We also provided regulatory consultancy services, ensuring that all the regulatory requirements are met for the issuance of licenses from NERC.
CLIENT: AIBEN Properties Limited
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
To help AIBEN Properties regain grid electricity access at Emerald Garden Estate, Abuja.
SchimaticBlue Energy has successfully served as the lead consultant for AIBEN Properties after its grid electricity supply at Emerald Garden Estate was disconnected due to a subsisting ban on point load connection to the 33KV distribution line by the Nigeria Electricity Management Agency (NEMSA).
SchimaticBlue Energy through its network of professionals and industry experience brought all stakeholders that included the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), NERC, and NEMSA to approve a derogation for the Emerald Garden Estate pending when a 33/11KV injection substation is built.