Oluwayomi Ogedegbe

Oluwayomi Ogedegbe



With more than 20 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure industries, Yomi has provided advice to utilities, policy makers, international donors and private and public service organisations– with specific focus on sustainability, regulatory frameworks, market reform and industry restructuring issues. Yomi works with clients to build resilience in their businesses, by assessing and strategizing on policy, governance and regulatory frameworks aimed at bringing about fundamental change and sustainable processes to realise their corporate objectives. She has assisted in corporate matters, advisory issues, operational matters and contractual related issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Yomi was Country Resident Advisor with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI), where she led the Power Africa Senior Advisors Group (SAG) programme in Nigeria. Yomi served as a legal and regulatory consultant with Adam Smith International under their donor funded Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility programme. She was the Restructuring and Petroleum Industry Bill Sector Lead under the Oxford Policy Management Facility for Oil Sector Transparency programme, a donor funded technical assistance programme.  As a pioneer staff of the Legal and Licensing Department at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Yomi was directly involved in the development of key Industry Regulations on Licensing and Compliance. She developed licence Terms and Conditions for Power Utilities and advised on policy and regulatory changes to support resolution of various policy and regulatory issues. Yomi was also a member of the Electric Power Sector Reform Team at the Bureau of Public Enterprises where she provided policy and legal advice on sector reform initiatives.

  • Review and Amendments to the Electric Power Sector Reform Bill and engaging with legislature leading to enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in 2005
  • Advisory support to the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in reviewing and updating the Operational Guidelines for the Rural Electrification Fund leading to the establishment of the Fund. Advised on its institutional and governance arrangements for managing the Rural Electrification Fund.
  • As Power Africa Implementing Partner, provided direct advisory support on sector issues to USAID. Provided hands-on support to USAID in establishing the Off-Grid Donor Coordination Group and acted as Secretary for the Group for a year.
  • As part of the Power Africa SAG Regional Support, participated and led the regulatory assessment for the USAID West Africa Power Trade Outlook Report 2019 for anglophone and francophone countries.
  • Supported the development of template Power Purchase Agreements and Vesting Contracts, and advised on the draft Domestic Gas Bill on behalf of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Reviewed and drafted amendments to the Market Rules that were adopted by the initial Stakeholder Advisory Panel. Advised on the development of the Contract Procedure, Market Participation Agreement and Settlement System, and provided legal advice resolving the dispute between the Market Operator and market participants on contract settlements.
  • Reviewed and drafted amendments to the Grid Code, Transmission Use of System, Connection and Interface, and Ancillary Services Agreements for the Nigerian electricity industry
  • Provided legal and regulatory advice to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on the Concession Agreement for Gurara 30MW Hydropower Project.
  • Supported the review of the Regulatory Framework for Climate Change in Nigeria leading to the development of the Designated National Authority Regulatory Framework on behalf of the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on International Affairs
  • Provided legal and regulatory advice to the Nigerian Ports Authority on sustainable options for establishing an IPP at the Ports.
  • Supported the development of an Inception Report and Situational Analysis Report for a private sector financed 150MW Power Production Project


  • University of London, LLM (Law and Development), 2008
  • Nigerian Law School, B.L, 2001
  • University of Lagos, LLB (Hons) 1999
  • Specialization in Climate Change
  • Certificate in Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Diploma in French Studies

Awards and Recognitions

  • IBR Top Voices in Sustainability 2021

Membership and Professional Associations

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Alumni, International Development Law Organisation

Publications & Editorials

  • USAID Power Trade Outlook Report 2019
  • IBR Top Voices of Sustainability Editorial

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