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Nigeria's SE4All Action Agenda takes a leading role in supporting the implementation of SDG goals in particular SDG7 in the country, and to monitor and report on progress towards the Goal.
The Federal Ministry of Power is the policy making arm of the Federal Government with the responsibility for the provision of power in the country.
NESP is a technical cooperation programme co-funded by the European Union and the German Government.
The Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has various stakeholders, these are some of the key industry participants.
The key objectives of the SE4ALL initiative globally are to ensure universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in global energy mix by 2030 compared to 2010.
These objectives are premised around the proposition that national governments must design and implement a set of integrated country actions to drive transformative change of the world's energy systems; create the right investment environment for the private sector's participation; and the interplay of civil society organizations in identifying, advocating, and monitoring public policy and business action; mobilising social innovation and grassroots action; leading behavioural change; and helping to spread best practices and building capacity at all levels in partnership with governments and businesses
The SE4All Action Agenda for Nigeria has been developed in line with the guiding principles contained in the Guidelines for Developing National Sustainable Energy for All Action Agendas in Africa that were developed by African stakeholders, notably:
The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda of Nigeria is a national implementation tool for the emerging Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on energy (SDG No. 7).
SDG7 on energy underpins progress on other sectors, ranging from health, water and education to gender equality, economic growth and climate action. Its targets are consistent with global and regional SE4All objectives on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. With its huge network of partners across governments, business, international organisations, finance and civil society, Nigeria's SE4All Action Agenda takes a leading role in supporting the implementation of SDG goals in particular SDG7 in the country, and to monitor and report on progress towards the Goal.
Through this tool the Nigerian government has demonstrated its commitment in achieving the 3 objectives of the global SE4ALL initiative. The Nigerian power sector has just gone through a transition phase from being publicly owned and controlled to a decentralised private sector driven one. The process was adjudged as one of the most ambitious and transparent processes in the continent. Prior to this, the Nigerian Government had demonstrated the commitment to the Initiative by launching the SE4ALL Nigeria in the year 2012. This singular act placed Nigeria as one of the first Nations in the world to embrace this initiative. Thus, objectives of the SE4ALL initiative is in tandem with the goals of the national energy agenda, which gives high priority to providing access to safe, reliable and affordable energy to citizens in both urban and rural areas. The SE4All initiative requires countries to set quantitative objectives for each of the three goals described in SE4ALL Global Action Agenda 2012. Nigeria's SE4All objectives are therefore defined as follows:
Nigeria's electricity vision 30:30:30 is to achieve a technology-driven renewable energy sector that harnesses the nation's resources to complement its fossil fuel consumption and guarantees energy security. Specifically, Nigeria's target for renewable energy is:
To be a key enabler of community and economic growth by facilitating delivery of functional, affordable and reliable power infrastructure assets and associated services.
Expedite National Development by providing policies, systems and structures which ensure the delivery of reliable, functional and cost effective power infrastructure assets and services that meet the needs of all.
Initiate and coordinate policies and strategies for the sustainable development of reliable, robust and affordable power supply.
The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and is jointly implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Power. It aims to foster private investments in the Nigerian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector and to improve access to electricity for disadvantaged, rural communities. The programme implements a multi-level approach by combining advisory on energy policy, economy and technical knowledge for a wide range of stakeholders. It is divided into three components:
The Rural Electrification Agency is mandated by the Federal Government to facilitate its goals and targets to increase access to electricity to 75% and 90% by 2020 and 2030 respectively and at least 10% of renewable energy mix by 2025. REA is mandated to promote rapid, safe, clean energy and cost-effective expansion of electricity access in unelectrified rural areas across Nigeria with economic development objectives. The electrification of the rural areas would also help improve the livelihood and socio-economic conditions of rural dwellers.Link
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, established by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 is an independent body with a mandate to shoulder technical and economic regulations of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. NERC has been charged with ensuring uninterrupted electricity, private sector participation, fair regulations as well as consumer protection. To this effect, its sole mission is to foster an investor-friendly industry and efficient market structure to meet the needs of Nigeria for safe, adequate, reliable and affordable electricity.Link
The Transmission Company of Nigeria is a principal body licensed with the responsibility of wheeling power at high voltage, operate the National Grid and Market Operation Service. The TCN was issued a transmission license by Federal Government of Nigeria in response to the increase in Nigeria's demographic figures over the decades and the lack of corresponding increase in energy supply to meet the country's growing economic and infrastructural development objective. Major activities of the TCN include operation, expansion and upgrade of transmission facilities, create adequate network redundancies to ensure at least 99.9% reliability and reduce transmission losses to less than 5%.Link
The Green Energy Investment Platform is a One Stop Investment Platform for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency investments in Nigeria. The platform is co-operated by the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP), the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria (REA) and developed with the support of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), a technical assistance programme co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with FMP. For more information about investment opportunities, case studies and market intelligence in Nigeria, visit www.greenenergyinvestment.com.ngLink