The [REF Call 1] is implemented by Rural Electrification Fund. This is funded from the National budgetary allocation.

In 2017, the REA Board approved the use of the NGN 2,000,000,000 (Two Billion Naira) for projects (i.e., NGN 1 Billion each for Mini-grids and SHS) that had been appropriated as seed fund from the annual National Assembly budgetary allocation of 2007.

With this, 12 Mini-grid projects ranging between 30kw and 100kw with a total capacity of 1,016kw has been deployed with over 5,528 connections in different communities across the six geo-political zone in Nigeria. Also, over 19,130 units of solar Home systems deployed.