Nigeria Electrification Program > Frequently Asked Questions – EEP Phase II

Energizing Education Program (EEP) II

1. How many institutions are to be electrified under the EEP Phase II?

  • There are 9 institutions in total; 7 federal universities and 2 university teaching hospitals

2. What was the selection criterion for the EEP phase II institutions?

  • Apart from ensuring that the phase II institutions cut across the 6 Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria, land availability where the projects will be deployed was also considered. Also, towards ensuring greater impact, the population of the institutions was a selection criterion

3. How many Phases does the EEP have?

  • Currently, there are 3 EEP phases.

4. Will there be subsequent phases for the EEP?

  • Yes, there will be subsequent phases for the EEP. However, this is dependent on availability of funding to implement subsequent phases.

5. How can my university/institution be part of the EEP?

  • The Nigerian Government has approved, 37 Federal Universities and 7 Teaching Hospitals to benefit from the EEP. See if your university/institution is one of the beneficiary institutions

6. Are all the EEP Phases funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria?

  • Yes, the Federal Government of Nigeria funds all the current EEP phases. However, phases II and III are funded through a credit facility (loan) from the World Bank and Africa Development Bank respectively

7. What Technology will be deployed to the EEP Phase II Institutions?

  • Solar Hybrid Technology solutions will be deployed to the phase II beneficiary institutions

8. How can Developers apply to participate in the EEP Phase II and what is the procurement process?

  • Interested Developers will have to participate in a Competitive Bidding Process. The commencement of this process will be advertised in 2 National Dailies, the United Nations Development Program website as well as the REA website

9. Will only female students of the beneficiary institutions be selected for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship Program and why?

  • In line with the REA and World Bank’s objective to promote Gender Inclusiveness; in this case encouraging more women to participate and take up more active roles in the power sector, the STEM Internship Program is open to only female students. However, as part of the EEP components, a renewables Workshop/Training Center will be provided, which will be accessible to all students of the beneficiary institutions

10. Will any sustainable measures be put in place to ensure longevity of the EEP phase II projects after the execution stage?

  • Yes, there will be. As part of the phase II preliminary activities, a Sustainability Plan will be developed to ensure self-sufficiency of the projects, as well as guide the implementation process of the projects