Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI)

Updated in October, 2020
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The Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI) is a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). It aims to enable the rapid deployment of off-grid electricity solutions to MSMEs in economic clusters (such as markets, shopping complexes and agricultural/industrial clusters) through private sector developers.

The EEI seeks to increase energy access and economic growth by providing clean, reliable and affordable power.

The objective is to connect over 10,000 establishments in these clusters across the country with 70% of these projects to be renewable energy based. 

Technology Focus
Renewable energy technology (solar) is the preferred technology deployed.
Size of investment
Economic clusters are selected based on the following conditions: Have at least 1000 shops/businesses; Rely on self-generation (diesel gen or alternative) to run business; Have a structured/functioning market association; Have accessible infrastructure
Total fund size
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