POWERINGVILLAGESCOMMUNITIESRURAL AREASTOWNSIN NIGERIA

Catalysing the off grid market
to increase electricity access to
rural and underserved communities
through public & private sector engagement

96,187
MWh/Day
Generated

85,128
MWh/ Day
lost to constraints

1,702
billion
lost to constraints

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MISSION
Provide access to reliable electric power supply for rural dwellers irrespective of where they live and what they do, in a way that would allow a reasonable return on investment through appropriate tariff that is economically responsive and supportive of the average rural customer

MANDATE
1. Promote Rural Electrification in the Country
2. Co-ordinate Rural Electrification Programs in the country
3. Administer the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) to promote, support and provide rural electrification through Public and Private Sector Participation



“I am told that before this intervention, traders in the (Ariaria) market only got 4 hours a day of electricity and paid exorbitantly for it, which consequently affected the viability of many businesses”
“The Energizing Education Programme is strategic to fulfilling Nigeria’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as we aim to reduce Nigeria’s carbon footprint using renewable energy technologies, in line with the Federal Government’s mandate and unwavering efforts to increase renewable energy.”
“Another important component of the Energizing Education Programme is the Female STEM Internship Programme, where 180 female students from Nine Universities received training in the design and construction of the solar hybrid power plant. Under the tutelage of the solar developer, these women received hands-on field and classroom training through the course of the project’s implementation.”
“The Ministry’s power policy specifically targets education to ensure that all federal universities, to begin with, have access to reliable electricity. Notably, the Energizing Education Programme was designed to involve students from project inception for project sustainability."
“A core part of the Energizing Education Programme is the practical and technical training of 20 female STEM students at each beneficiary university. This is where policy meets gender mainstreaming in the power sector and specifically on electrification projects.”
“NEP should be replicated in other African countries. It is far and away the most sophisticated electrification program we've seen.”
“Under the Energizing Education Programme, students will be responsible for the project’s sustainability, thanks to the technical and practical training our students received through construction,”
“We cannot end poverty without ending energy poverty.. Despite recent progress, the world is not on track to solve this problem by 2030. Now is the time to unleash the full potential of distributed energy by integrating the strengths of grid and off-grid systems in order to enable large-scale public-private partnerships.”
“Economies cannot develop in the dark..Close to 600 million people still don’t have access to electricity in Africa, and the majority live in rural areas. Grid expansion alone will not be enough to electrify these populations, but with a combination of distributed energy solutions and smart-grid expansion we can achieve universal, economically impactful electrification"

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