This is a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative tasked with developing off-grid, dedicated and independent power plants, as well as rehabilitating existing distribution infrastructure, to supply clean and reliable power to 37 Federal Universities and 7 affiliated University Teaching Hospitals. In addition, it will provide street lighting for illumination and safety, as well as world class Renewable Energy Workshop Training Centres (WTCs) at each of the EEP beneficiary institutions

Phase III is being funded by the African Development Bank (AFDB) in respect of 8 Universities. The Universities under this Phase will utilize technologies based on solar (11 MW) technology and/or gas (8.5MW) power systems

The objectives of this component are:

I.  Improve the quality of educational systems at tertiary institutions through the provision of reliable and sustainable power

II.  Develop and operate WTCs in which students will recieve firsthand practical experience in renewable energy technologies/innovations

III. Improve safety on campus through either the rehabilitation or installation of street lighting

S/N Location State Region Plant type


Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Adamawa North East Solar Hybrid


Federal University of Dutsin-Ma
Katsina Noth West Solar Hybrid


Federal University of Lafia
Nasarawa North Central Solar Hybrid


Federal University of Lokoja
Kogi North Central Solar Hybrid


Federal University of Technology Owerri
Imo South East Gas/Solar Hybrid


University of Port Harcourt
Rivers South South Gas


Federal University of Uyo Akwa Ibom South South Solar Hybrid


Federal University of Technology Akure Ondo South West Solar Hybrid

Funding breakdown of the EEP Phase III

Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts –  this will involve contracts with competitively selected EPC contractors to build, operate and maintain the power plants at each site and also build and equip the training centres for one year

The total funding available for the component is US$123 Million

EEP STEM Internship Programme

As part of REA’s commitment to advancing gender inclusion and diversity in the power sector, the initiative of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Female Student Internship Programme was established under the EEP (EEP STEM Programme). The goal of this programme is to provide hands-on practical experience to 20 female students from each of the beneficiary institutions, in the design and construction of power systems throughout the construction stage of the EEP projects, as well as to provide continued skill/ capacity building post the STEM Internship Programme. For EEP Phase III, 20 STEM female students across the selected phase III institutions will be the ones to gain this hands on training 


•To assist the selected students excel academically in their various courses, as well as encourage them to further advance their studies in STEM-related courses.
•To expose and give the students the confidence to take up STEM related careers with indigenous and foreign companies with proven knowledge expertise and experience.
•To equip the students with the skills required to thrive in the power sector. 

Expected Outcome

•A total of 160 female students will be empowered 
•Better understanding of STEM courses/ subjects taught at the university
•Developed/ improved skills and ability to be innovative towards becoming highly employable
•Increased awareness on career and mentorship opportunities in the power sector

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