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Nigerian Energy Support Programme

2013 - 2018

Implementing agencies
Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and other public and private partners

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The conditions for the application of and investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification are improved.

Main activities
- Policy reform and on-grid renewable energy. The programme is supporting implementation of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, while helping to improve the legal framework for investment in renewable energy. - Energy efficiency. The programme is contributing to draw up strategies and standards for energy efficiency in accordance with international best practice, and to encourage the implementation via support mechanisms and demonstration projects. - Rural electrification and sustainable energy access. A standardised approach at national level to planning and promoting rural electrification is being supported. - Capacity development. The capacity of organisations for training delivery is being strengthened by NESP. The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and other training institutes are being assisted to deliver a range of relevant training courses on RE and EE.



Contact information
Ina Hommers, Head of programme in a.hommers​

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