A. HOW TO
Please read the information below before completing the participant admission
Why do I need to complete this form?
Operations (MO)’s is authorized by the Nigerian electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to be the sole operator of the
wholesale electricity market in Nigeria. One of its responsibilities is to admit and maintain registers of all market
participants in the wholesale electricity market. You must complete and submit this form to apply to be a market
participant, if you wish to:
» participate in the wholesale electricity market and/or
» convey any physical
services through the market’s facilities.
If you hold more than one electricity license and intend
to perform different functions pursuant to those licenses in the wholesale electricity market, you must submit separate
application forms for each function.
Why has MO developed this form?
The MO has developed this form to facilitate the admission of participants into the wholesale
electricity market in accordance with the market rules. You should read the relevant sections of the market rules
prior to completing the forms.
Am I eligible to apply as a market participant?
Before the MO can fully admit you as a market participant, you must satisfy the following
» Hold a valid electricity license or an exemption order granted or issued, by NERC
» Fall within one of the classes of persons who may apply for admission as a market participant (see below):
» Have entered into agreement with the TSP for the use of the transmission system
Have entered into agreement with the relevant DISCO for the use of the distribution network (embedded GENCOS and
What classes of persons may apply for admission?
The classes of persons
who may apply for admission as market participant’s are:
» Generation Licensees
Electricity retail licensees
» Distribution Licensees
» Persons, other than generation
electricity or distribution licensees, that have been granted an electricity license by NERC permitting them to trade
in the wholesale electricity market
When will I know the outcome of my application?
The MO will notify you in writing of the outcome within 5 business days of the receipt of your fully completed
admission form or any further information or clarification requested by the MO, whichever is the later (unless you
and the MO have agreed a longer time for this process). If your application is declined, the notification will inform
why this is the case. A complete and accurate form will help the MO to process your participant admission application
within the above stated period.
Any application processing fees?
A non-refundable 40%
of License fee is charged as application processing fee. This is payable to Market Operations Account with the
Any security cover required?
Before your application for admission to start trading in the wholesale market, is proposed, the MO
must receive your proposal for the provision of a security cover, pursuant to sections 15.1.4(b) and 15.3.3(a) of the
Note: All communication between the MO
and market participants shall be in writing.
- Submission of the technical
information as contained in appendix I and II attached is a condition for the processing of participant application
- Any draft agreement between the applicant and TSP or
distribution companies must be attached.
- Information on metering and
All meters must be Digital, COSEM/DLMS compliant, AMR ready
with embedded modem.
Note: Market Operation shall require tests to be carried out on
applicant participant’s metering and communication systems. Successful completion of these tests is a condition for
B.FULFILLMENT OF DUTIES
- The Applicant Participant certifies that it
- Installed and proven to be operational the communication equipment required to
communicate with the System Operator for the activities that it proposes to fulfill, and to comply with the Grid Code;
- Installed and proven to be operational all metering facilities and communication equipment (E-mail/Fax)
to communicate with the Market operations; and
- The Bank Account and transfer mechanism, as required by the
Market Rules for the market settlement and payment and to comply with the Market Rules; or
that it has installed and proven to be operational all metering facilities and communication equipment (E-mail/Fax) and
has the Bank Account and transfer mechanism for the market Rules, settlement and payment, and for the activities that
it proposes to fulfill, and to comply with the Market Rules and the Grid Code; or
- Undertakes to install
prior to acceptance of its Admission Application the facilities and equipment, and have the Bank Account and transfer
mechanisms described in (a) to (c) above.
- The Applicant Participant further certifies
and agrees that the equipment and facilities described in paragraph 1 are, or shall be prior to certification,
available for examination, inspection and testing by Market operations.
- For the purpose of registration, the Applicant Participant attaches the list of Connection Points,
metering facilities and communication equipment, and a description of the Bank Account and transfer mechanism is
attached. In the event that the metering facilities are not yet installed as of the date of this Admission
Application, a plan and schedule for completion of installation are attached.
- The Market operations will
assign a Trading Point and a metering system to each Connection Point, which will be used to measure the energy that is
injected or withdrawn by the Participant from the Market. When the registration is finalized, the Market operations
will give the Participant the list of Trading Points and metering facilities.
- (Only if
registering generation) The Applicant Participant attaches the list of power stations, generation facilities in
each power station and generation capacity of each facility.
- The Applicant Participant certifies that it
employs on its own behalf, or has contracted with entities that employ personnel, who are fully qualified and
competent to perform the duties, responsibilities, tasks and functions of the Applicant Participant under the Market
Rules and the Market Procedures, and under the Grid Code and the Operating Procedures. The Applicant Participant
agrees that the qualifications of such personnel shall be available to the System Operator and the Market operations for
The Applicant Participant agrees to comply with all terms and conditions of the
Market Rules, the Market Procedures, the Grid Code and the Operating Procedures, as they may be modified from time to
- The Applicant Participant undertakes that, after registration is confirmed by
the Market operations, the Participant shall inform the Market operations through written notification any and all
changes to the information provided on or attached to this Admission Application form within three (3) Business Days of
the change(s). A change in the Authorized Representative or the Bank Account for the Market shall be notified
- By submitting this Admission Application, the Applicant Participant shall be deemed to
agree to abide by the provision of the Market Rules.
- The Applicant Participant certifies that all
information contained in or attached to this Admission Application is true and correct, to the best of its knowledge
APPLICABLE ONLY TO GENCOS AND IPPs
- Technical data for Applicant Participant’s Generating Unit listing the Generating Unit’s
fixed electrical parameters.
- The Applicant Participant’s system data, comprising single-line diagrams and
the electrical parameters relating to the applicant participant’s facilities connected to the System Operator
- The applicant participant’s load characteristics, providing the estimated parameters of
load groupings in respect of, for example, harmonic content and response to frequency deviations.
relating to Reactive Support Service Facilities other than those owned by the TSP.
- Short circuit in feed
to the System Operator Controlled Grid from the applicant participant’s system at any connection point.
- Maximum net capacity of the generating unit.
- Minimum synchronization time of the generating
- Minimum level of output for which the generating unit must, or is scheduled to run.
minimum continuous run time of the generating unit, if it is scheduled to run.
- The minimum continuous
downtime of the generating unit, if it is scheduled to Desynchronize.
- The maximum ramp-up rate of the
- The maximum ramp-up rate of the generating unit.
- The maximum
- The ancillary service capability.
- The Governor droop; and
voltage regulator capability.
- Such other details, information and documentation as may reasonably be
required by the system operator.
operations shall require test to be carried out on applicant participant’s equipment. Successful completion of these
tests is a condition for admission.
APPLICABLE ONLY TO RETAILERS, DISCOS AND ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS
- Technical data
for applicant participant’s power transformer(s)
- Single line diagram of applicant participants network,
showing the geographical locations of all distribution transformers, ring main unit, isolator etc.
- List of
injection sub-stations, manned or un-manned and their conditions and locations.
- Load characteristics of
the area of operation, showing maximum demand, minimum demand and expected annual load growth rate.
generation profile in the past 2 years and expected annual growth rate.
- List of distribution transformers,
showing, serial number, capacities, voltage ratio, frequency, full load losses and no-load losses.
- Percentage loading of power and distribution transformers
- Customer population according to their
demography, and their expected annual growth rate.
- Stock level of fast moving distribution materials, e.g.
conductors, cables, transformer oil, fuses, feeder pillars, etc.
- Stock level of equipments, e.g. power
transformers, distribution transformer, panels, breakers, etc.
- List of metered customers, customers on
direct connections and customers with faulty meters.
- List of meters in circuit, showing details of
Note: Market operations shall require that a
physical inspection of the applicant participant installation and network be carried out. Successful conduct of this
inspection is a condition for admission.