NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGENCY (NEMSA)’s MANDATE, FUNCTIONS, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE GEARED TOWARDS CONSTANTLY IMPROVING POWER SUPPLY AND SAFETY IN NIGERIA.
The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) is established by NEMSA ACT – 2015 to carry out the Functions of Enforcement of Technical Standards and Regulations, Technical Inspection, Testing and Certification of All Categories of Electrical Installations, Electricity Meters and Instruments, to ensure the Efficient Production and Delivery of Safe, Reliable and Sustainable Electricity Power Supply and Guarantee Safety of Lives and Property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, and other allied industries/workplaces.
Critical Elements of NEMSA’s Mandate include:
1. Ensuring that:-
i. electrical materials/equipment/instruments used in NESI, workplaces and other premises are of the right type, quality, standard and specifications;
ii. the power systems and networks put in place have been properly planned, designed and executed before use to ensure that such systems and networks are capable of delivering safe, reliable and regular electricity supply to the consumers nationwide;
iii. electrical installations in homes, offices, commercial and industrial premises have been properly installed and/or executed to ensure reliability and safety of use, lives and property.
iv. safety of lives and property within the grid and off-grid networks is assured;
v. electricity energy meters and instruments used in Nigeria are of the right type, quality, class and accuracy for proper accountability of energy produced, delivered, supplied / utilized by the consumers.
2. Certification of all Electrical Installations Contractors, Practitioners and all other technical personnel engaged in the practice of electrical installations works along the Power value chain and utilisation and other premises.
3. Take over the functions of statutory electrical inspection, testing and certification of all electrical installation hitherto carried out by the Director of Electrical Inspectorate Services and the Electrical Inspectorate Services Division of the Federal Ministry of Power.