Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Second Contribution to AFIF in Support of the Energy Sector in Nigeria

28/12/2018 - 15:51

The main objectives of this project are to enable and foster investments for sustainable energy; to allow the diversification of on-grid generation capacity through renewable energy; and to improve access to electricity for disadvantaged, mostly rural, communities.

Expected Results:

  • Increased private investment in RE projects;
  • Increased electricity generation through on-grid and off-grid renewables;
  • CO2 emissions reductions and scaling up sustainable business models in the sector. 

Main Activities:

  • (PASSEN) Support to grid management and stabilisation to facilitate renewables feed-in in the North-West of Nigeria;
  • Support Waste to energy projects through blending approach to complement AFD interventions on solid waste management from collection to disposal and to introduce the conversion of waste to RDF which can be used directly for heat generation or converted to electricity though pyrolysis;
  • Support solar home systems, mini-grids and rural electrification related projects through an ElectriFI window for Nigeria. 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • FA signed;
  • Contract with FMO on ElectriFI signed in December 2017. 


Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: 040-450)

Total budget (EUR): 65M

Implementation period: 5 years (2016 – 2020)

Implementing agencies:  blending through AFD, FMO

Geographical region: Nationwide

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