Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

EU Support to The Energy Sector in Nigeria – Phase 1

28/12/2018 - 15:16
Regional overview

The objective of this project is to enable and foster investments in a domestic market for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and to improve access to electricity for disadvantaged (mostly rural) communities, also in conflict affected areas.

Expected Results:

  • A strengthened policy and regulatory framework which is conducive to the provision of reliable and sustainable energy;
  • Implementation mechanisms to provide access for RE and EE, CO2 emissions reductions and scaling up sustainable business models in the sector;
  • Reduction of barriers for market and business development in the sector by strengthening technical market capacities and conducive frameworks;
  • Improved reliability of health and education services in three northern states through providing offgrid access to renewable energy to clinics and schools. 


Main Activities:

  • Building framework and pre-conditions in the RE/EE sector, to enable policy decisions, coherent electrification planning and to foster investment;
  • Improving access to electricity through RE and EE, scaling up sustainable business models;
  • Strengthening technical market capacities and conducive frameworks;
  • Improving reliability of health and education services in three northern states through renewable energy solutions.  

Main accomplishments to date: 

  • Both contracts signed: GIZ for NESP2 and DFID for Solar Nigeria;
  • NESP phase2 has been launched in the first quarter of 2018 and Implementation is underway;
  • First steering committee meeting for NESP2 is planned for July 2018;
  • Solar Nigeria site and load validation ongoing.  



Source of funds:  11th EDF (CRIS ref: FED/2015/038-527)

Total budget (EUR):  64.5M  

Implementation period: 5 years (2016 – 2020)

Implementing agencies:  DFID (Solar Nigeria, 30M), GIZ (NESP, 20M)

Geographical region: Nationwide

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