Powering Nigeria and catalyzing sustainable off grid development through mini grid, solar home systems, captive power plants & productive use appliances
The Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) is a Federal Government (FG) initiative that is private sector driven and seeks to bridge the energy access deficit by providing electricity to households, MSMEs, educational and healthcare facilities in unserved and underserved rural communities through the deployment of mini grid, Solar Home Systems (SHS), captive power plants and productive use appliances to ensure sustainability of these off-grid solutions.
The Nigeria Electrification Project is fully aligned with the Rural Electrification Strategy and Implementation Plan and also supports the Power Sector Recovery Plan (2017-2021) objectives to increase private investment into the energy sector, including implementation of rural energy access and off grid/mini grid energy services.
To support the implementation of the NEP, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the REA, has successfully secured financing from both the World Bank ($350m) and the African Development Bank ($200m).
The programmes currently being implemented are: Minimum Subsidy Tender(WB), Minimum Subsidy Tender (AfDB), Performance Based Grants, Covid-19 & Beyond, Standalone Solar Home Systems for Households and MSMEs, Results Based Financing for Productive Appliances & Equipment, Energizing Education Programme II, Energizing Education Programme III, Technical Assistance (WB), Technical Assistance (AfDB).