The Nigeria Electrification Project

Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) is a Federal Government initiative that is private sector driven and seeks to provide electricity access to households, micro, small and medium enterprises in off grid communities across the country through renewable power sources. NEP is being implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in collaboration with the World Bank, AfDB and other partners.

The objectives of the Nigeria Electrification Project are to:

  • Increase electricity access to households and micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  • Provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity through renewable power sources to unserved and underserved rural communities.
  • Develop a data driven off-grid model for Nigeria that will become an exemplar for Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Provide reliable power supply for 250,000 (MSMEs) and 1 million households.

Solar Hybrid Mini Grids:

Partial grant support will be provided to support the development of private sector mini grids in unserved areas to electrify households, local enterprises, and public institutions. This component includes a minimum subsidy tender to electrify selected communities that have high economic growth potential, and a performance-based grant program that developers may use to electrify the communities of their choice.

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Standalone Solar Systems (SHS):

Market-based incentives and technical assistance will be provided to standalone solar system providers to install solar home systems to help millions of underserved Nigerian households and enterprises. With this, Nigerians will access clean, safe and reliable energy services from private companies at a lower cost.

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Energizing Education Programme (EEP):

The overall objective of this component is to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable power to universities and associated teaching hospitals. This program’s scope is 37 federal universities and 7 associated university teaching hospitals across the country, serving approximately 120,000 people. These learning institutions will be powered by electricity generation systems of 1 MW to 11 MW that can operate either isolated from the grid or connected to the grid.

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Technical Assistance: 

The provision of technical assistance will support project implementation and broad capacity building in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Rural Electrification Agency. It will also finance project implementation as well as help build a framework for rural electrification.