ENERGIZING EDUCATION

A R U R A L E L E C T R I F I C A T I O N I N I T I A T I V E




The Energizing Education Project is aimed at the following;


  1. Generation and provision of adequate power supply (87.6MW) to 37 federal universities (the “Universities”) and 7 university teaching hospitals across the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  2. Provision of street lighting to promote and facilitate safe, secure and productive learning environments.
  3. Development and operation of training centers to train university students, towards jumpstarting a cycle of in-campus self-sufficiency and renewable energy technology innovations.
   

 

Project Benefits

  • Improvement in the quality of educational systems at a tertiary level, in line with international best practice
  • Promotion of a decentralized, multi-demographic approach to infrastructure delivery in line with the National Rural Electrification Strategy
  • Timely delivery of these projects will strengthen the FGN’s resolve to improve both the power and educational sectors
  • Access to uninterrupted power supply can be enjoyed by universities within 12-18 months
  • Improved security through the presence of street lighting
  • Provides additional training by renowned companies on renewables
  • Empowers students and staff
  • Powers ICT and internet facilities
  • Enables the effective functioning of research/tech. hubs
  • Approximately 1000 generators currently in use by the universities will no longer be required, thereby reducing the detrimental effects caused to the environment
  • Supports the FGN’s climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement, with respect to promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to power
  • Surrounding communities will also benefit from uninterrupted power supply, thereby not only improving their quality of life, but also bolstering economic/entrepreneurial activities within those communities

 

 


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To provide the technical, financial and operational resources necessary for the implementation of the EE  Projects

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Procure the goods, works, and services required to implement the EE Projects

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To conduct feasibility studies and support initiation of environmental and other essential studies required

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Generate and deliver the electric power from the Captive Power Plant to the designated delivery point of the Universities

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To support the local content policy of the Federal Government

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Take responsibility for any costs or charges imposed on or associated with the electric power or its delivery of the electric power up to the Universities’ delivery point

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Apply for and obtain the necessary regulatory approvals, permits, etc. required by the Bureau of Public Procurement, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Federal Ministry of Environment

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Develop and operate a training and workshop centre within close proximity to the Captive Power Plant for the purposes of training students of the Universities

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Procure and install street lighting infrastructure across some major roads within the Universities’ main campuses to enhance security and safety

 


 

Energy audits of 40 main university campuses, 9 teaching hospitals, 8 city campuses, and surrounding communities undertaken   Energy demand audits of  the communities surrounding the 40 main university campuses
Successful stakeholder consultation held with Universities   BPP ‘Certificate of No Objection to Adopt the Selective Tendering Procurement Process’
EE Programme received Presidential approval as part of the Rural Electrification Strategy Implementation Plan   EE Programme now included in the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) - Approved by FEC 22nd March 2017
Standard bidding documentation developed   NASS approval of ₦9.5 Billion allocation from 2017 National Budget

Concluded EMP (Environmental Management Plans)and survey mapping for all Phase 1 Universities

 

Concluded Prequalification and technical evaluation  for bidders for the phase 1 projects

Submitted evaluation report  of prequalification documents  to the BPP

 

Commenced Energy demand audits for Phase 2 University campuses