Issues and Challenges in the Implementation of Electric Power Sector Recovery Programme (EPSRP) and Eligible Customer Registration Policy (ECRP) in Nigeria
Keywords:Power Sector Recovery Programme, Eligible Customer Registration Policy, Electricity Value Chain, Installed Capacity
The study interrogates the government programmes and activities in the post-reform power sector in Nigeria. It focuses on the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) on one hand and the Eligible Customer Registration Policy (ECRP) on the other. It has the following objectives, to examine the PSRP and the ECRP; to investigate the implications of the policies, especially the PSRP that necessitated the ECRP; and to consider the challenges of both programmes in achieving improved power generation and supply in Nigeria. It is exploratory research, based on secondary data and content analysis method. It adopts Disjointed Model of Incremental Theory of public policy making to explain how government considered the PSRP and ECRP as significant in addressing the power sector challenges in Nigeria. It discovers that government’s interventionist programmes, such as the PSRP and ECRP aimed mainly at bridging the gap in the power generation installed capacity (13,400Megawatts) and the power distribution utilised capacity (4,000Megawatts). It recommends review of the policies and strengthening of the privatisation to justify government’s financial intervention.