Nigerian Energy Support Programme II

Project description

Title: Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) II
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Co-funded by: European Union (EU)
Country: Nigeria
Lead executing agency: Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Ministry of Power
Overall term: 2017 to 2023

Mounting of Mobile Mapper Device for data collection, , Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) / GIZ/Ultrashot


Nigeria continues to suffer from chronic shortage of electric power. The country has an installed electricity generation capacity of around 13,700 megawatts (in comparison: South Africa generates 51 gigawatts). Of this, only around 4,500 megawatts were available in 2021 due to gas and grid constraints and other technical issues. The slow performance of the public power sector has resulted in frequent power shortages, leaving large, medium and small enterprises (SMEs) as well as households without reliable electricity. Around 55 per cent of the population do not have access to electricity. In rural areas, this figure is as high as 60 per cent.


The electricity supply in Nigeria is becoming better, more reliable and more environmentally friendly, thus contributing to economic and social development.

Solar hybrid system at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)/ GIZ/KCM


The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union, provides advisory services to key stakeholders with regard to energy policy and management, and imparts technical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Data Management and Electrification Planning: the programme provides market intelligence and improved electrification planning procedures via the Nigeria SE4All website of the Federal Ministry of Power.
  • Sustainable Energy Access: NESP establishes necessary framework conditions for on- and off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Enabling Environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments: the project comprises measures on energy efficiency in buildings and industries as well as standard development and access to finance to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Capacity Development: NESP supports the implementation of a national clean energy certification scheme and local training institutions in offering trainings on clean energy.

Last update: May 2022

Training on standards for solar PV components, Ikeja, Lagos State/ GIZ