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Utility Management and Strategic Support - Nigeria

Major reforms in the power sector of Nigeria were undertaken in 2013 which resulted to the privatisation of several government-owned infrastructure including 11 power distribution companies and generation companies. NCL through Pieter Nel fulfilled the role of Technical Advisor to West Power and Gas (one of the successful bidders of the privatisation process of distribution companies) in relation to the take-over of the assets within Eko Distribution Zone. Upon the take-over of Eko Distribution Company, Pieter acted as Deputy CEO overseeing regulatory, technical and financial matters. After undertaking the project for Eko Distribution Zone, NCL through Pieter Nel also assisted Abuja Distribution Company with strategic advice (including assisting with business plan development, loss reduction strategies, capital and operational plans, and commercial improvement strategies). Pieter was also responsible for specific regulatory matters including developing regulatory strategies and tariff models for the company in support of improving the accuracy of the tariff structure to consumers and improving the business’ overall viability.