Ifey Ikeonu is an Energy Policy, Markets, and Regulation Consultant. She has worked as an advisor on electricity sector reform, access, markets, and regulation across many African countries including Ghana, Eswatini, Gambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Togo and Djibouti. She has also supported various regional power pools including the West African Power Pool and the East African Power Pool. She holds a Master’s degree in Law as well as an MBA in Sustainable Development.

Highest Level of Education


Current Job/Study field

Consultancy / freelance


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Current employer

Emtech Energy Services

Work experience

  • Principal Consultant
    Emtech Energy Services - Self-employed From May 2017 to Present

    An energy policy, markets and regulation consultant with over 25 years extensive experience in energy & infrastructure policy planning and management; electricity sector reform and regulation as well as energy access, renewable energy& energy efficiency programmes in Africa. I have supported the development of regional and continental electricity regulatory frameworks. Significant experience in developing policy & regulations as well as structuring, public, private and public-partners in Africa

  • Chairperson
    ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority - Full-time From June 2015 to April 2016

    Served as the Chief Authorising officer of ERERA, responsible for regulation and development of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Market

  • Council Member
    ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority - Full-time From January 2011 to May 2015

    •tServed as a member of the ERERA Regulatory Council responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategic objectives of ERERArn•tResponsible for putting in place the primary regulatory rules and procedures for the establishment of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Market including:rnERERA’s Dispute Resolution and Enforcement ProceduresrnECOWAS Regional Electricity Market RulesrnWest African Power Pool Operational ManualrnRegional Transmission Pricing MethodologyrnModel cross-border PPAS

  • Head, Strategy and Project Management Office
    Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission - Full-time From March 2009 to December 2010

    Developed policy initiatives, analysis and strategic planning for attaining the goals and objectives of NERCrnDeveloped and monitored the control mechanism for organisational change & transformation for optimal productivityrnDeveloped framework for Monitoring, evaluation and providing feedbacks on the execution of NERC’s activity plans and programmesrnProvided oversight and governance to all NERC’s initiatives and projectsrnManagement of a common organisational project management methodology

  • Head, Licensing and Enforcement
    Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission - Full-time From September 2005 to February 2009

    Drafting and review of various Regulations, Codes and Rules relating to Customer Complaints Handling Procedure, Embedded & Captive Generation, renewable energy generation, and Health, Safety & Environmental standardsrnDrafted the Interim and Regular Licenses for Electricity Generation, Transmission, Distribution and TradingrnReview of key documents for the operationalisation of the Nigerian Electricity Market including the Market Rules, Grid code, Distribution Code and Metering Codern

  • In-House Lawyer
    National Electric Power Authority - Full-time From October 1990 to August 2005

    Provided legal advice and technical assistance to Management and Board of NEPA on policy and corporate governance issuesrnNegotiated and drafted several Energy Sector Agreements on behalf of NEPA including Power Purchase Agreements, Gas Supply Agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction Agreement, Operation & Maintenance Agreements as well as cross-border electricity trading AgreementsrnServed in various ad-hoc procurement committees


  • MBA in Leadership and Sustainability
    University of Lagos From March 2011 to October 2012
  • Masters Degree in Law
    University of Lagos From October 1992 to June 1994
  • Bachelor's degree in Law
    University of Benin From October 1985 to June 1988

Area of expertise

(C)PPAs Competition Law Compliance Electricity market design Electricity Regulation Energy consumers' rights Energy Law Energy market models Energy policy Institutional/public affairs


  • English


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