Research Summary: Nigeria Finance

Recent research by Power for All’s on-the-ground country campaign finds that the Nigerian decentralized renewable energy (DRE) market is large and proven, but the capital required to finance this market remains to be unlocked.
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Video: Nigeria Mini-Series

Electrifying all Nigerians has become a priority in this populous West African country, where approximately 75 million still remain in darkness even as the economy surges ahead in other ways. Now, the power sector is focused on getting safe, reliable energy to the entire population.
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In Conversation with... Leigh Vial

Is Nigeria on the cusp of an energy access explosion? The award-winning Solar Nigeria program has already powered 172 schools and 11 health centers and is now working with private partners to bring solar to over 2.5 million homes.
Nigeria on the cusp of an energy access explosion? The award-winning Solar Nigeria program has already powered 172 schools and 11 health centers and is now working with private partners to bring solar to over 2.5 million homes…
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Campaign Update: February 2018

A partnership between Power Africa, the US Global Development Lab, USAID Nigeria, FHI360 and Power for All launched a decentralized renewable energy (DRE) taskforce in Nigeria to accelerate modern electricity access initiatives. DRE solutions are an important tool for Nigeria to better exploit the full range of its renewable energy resources, especially with delivering energy to remote communities. The partnership was formed under the Scaling Off Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development, which aims to accelerate growth of DRE solutions and provide 20 million households in sub-Saharan Africa with access to modern, clean and affordable electricity.
Nigeria Electricity Access Taskforce Established A partnership between Power Africa, the US Global Development Lab, USAID Nigeria, FHI360 and Power for All launched a decentralized renewable energy (DRE) taskforce in Nigeria to accelerate modern electricity access initiatives…
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In Conversation with... Habiba Ali

Habiba Ali, the dynamic founder and CEO of Nigeria’s SOSAI Renewable Energies, and vice president of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), talked to Power for All about scaling mini-grids, what’s still needed to ensure rural electrification targets, and the importance of getting more women leaders into the DRE sector.
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Catalyzing National Action

Our Call to Action has been executed at the national level in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Nigeria through bringing together stakeholders to make commitments to accelerate distributed renewable energy (DRE). Here are some highlights from the launch events:
Nigeriathrough bringing together stakeholders to make commitments to accelerate distributed renewable energy (DRE). Nigeria Nigeria started strongly, with a commitment to creating an enabling environment for DRE growth from Permanent Secretary, Louis Edozien of the Ministry of Power This was followed by CEO of Lumos Nigeria, Mr Yuri Tsitrinbaum, who outlined his company’s commitment to deploying 6 million solar home systems in the next 5 years Finally Solar Nigeria, represented by Ifunanya Nwandu, talked about their commitment to supporting the Government of Nigeria with distributed power for community facilities, as well as catalyzing private sector growth through grants (up to 13 million pounds worth by 2020), potentially reaching 25 million Nigerians with solar power…
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