Resources

Abuja Crush Rock

Introduction
Here you will find selected market studies and data, helpful guides, and official documents on renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies in Nigeria as well as relevant documents and technical standards that will help you to explore the market in Nigeria.
Sections

Market Information

Body

The Nigerian Energy Sector

The study aims to outline the status of the Nigerian energy sector and analyse the opportunities it offers for grid-connected renewable energy, energy efficiency and off-grid rural electrification. The study provides national stakeholders, international development partners and private investors with an overview and supplementary baseline information in order to initiate and facilitate the flow of private and public investments into the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2015, 152 pages

Download here

Enabling PV Nigeria

The study analyses and describes the process of investment and project development of PV power plants in Nigeria. This includes the description of the legal and administrative framework and of import, trade and investment conditions, as well as the presentation of selected business cases.

Publisher: Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce and REAN

Year of publication: 2018, 78 pages

Download here

Demand-Side Survey and Analysis of Mid-Sized Power Consumers in Nigeria

The demand-side survey provides all Nigerian solar professionals with a clear picture of the demand patterns of the targeted mid-sized power consumers. This is a base study to tailor and structure further trainings for the trained solar professionals around clients’ real requirements, enabling them to advise their clients properly on the basis of the conveyed knowhow.

Publisher: Let’s Make Solar Work, a Nigerian-German initiative

Year of publication: 2018, 33 pages

Download here

Nigerian Renewable Energy Investment Opportunities

A presentation at the Africa Investment Summit in London, January 2020. It provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the potential for local and foreign investors in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. Incorporating data on the energy market, opportunities for investors, and an overview of important players in the renewable energy sector.

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2020, 25 pages

Download here

The Nigerian Power Sector Investment Opportunities and Guidelines

This provides a market overview of the electricity demand and supply, information about potential investment projects in the renewable and fossil energy sector, and an overview of relevant authorities in Nigeria, complete with contact details. Contains many charts and tables for quick understanding.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2016, 67 pages

Download here

Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA)

EIRA evaluates specific risks affecting energy investment that can be mitigated through adjustments to policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks. It aims to identify gaps, provide learning opportunities, and stimulate reforms which make the investment climate of countries more robust, and to reduce the possibility of investor-state disputes. 

Publisher: International Energy Charter

Year of publication: 2018, 56 pages

Download here

National Survey Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria Private Sector

The study was conducted by the Africa International Trade & Commerce Research (AITCR), in collaboration with the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA), the O-analytics Research and Development Initiative (ORADI), and the International Trade & Research Centre, as a baseline study of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian private sector.

Publisher: Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA)

Year of publication: April 2020, 46 pages

Download here

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data

Every six months, GOGLA and the World Bank Group's Lighting Global Program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. The report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

Publisher: GOGLA

Year of publication: 2019, 75 pages

Download here

Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2020

This report is the fifth in a series of biennial assessments of the global off-grid solar market undertaken by the World Bank Group through its Lighting Global Program. The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is an in-depth analysis of current market dynamics, providing projections for the coming five years, and a blueprint for how actors in this market can compete in a swiftly-evolving industry ecosystem.

Publisher: Lighting Global

Year of publication: 2020, 304 pages

Download here

Investment Opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector

A summary of investment opportunities in the Nigerian power sector, including an outline of the power growth plan, policy guidelines, the renewable energy sector, and infrastructure expansion and investment opportunities.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2019, 39 pages

Download here

Market Intelligence Platforms

Body

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

The National Bureau of Statistics coordinates the statistical operations of the national statistical system in the production of official statistics in all the federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), state statistical agencies (SSAs) and local government councils (LGCs)

Link: nigerianstat.gov.ng

Odyssey 

Odyssey is a platform owned and operated by the United States company Odyssey Energy Solutions. It provides industry software to efficiently develop and evaluate projects at scale with a set of technical tools for standardising feasibility analyses and managing project data. Investors, developers, technical suppliers and donors can find comprehensive market information and forecasts, financing opportunities, and much more.

Link: odysseyenergysolutions.com

ENERGYDATA.INFO

ENERGYDATA.INFO is an open data platform providing access to datasets and data analytics that are relevant to the energy sector. It was financed by the World Bank Group and contains maps and data sets according to countries on national and local level.

Link: energydata.info

Global Energy Statistical Yearbook

The Global Energy Statistical Yearbook is a free online interactive data tool. It allows users to browse data through intuitive maps and graphs, and provides them with a visual analysis of the latest trends in the energy industry. Access to statistics on production, consumption and trade of oil, gas, coal, power and renewables, and CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, including updated data until 2019.

Link: yearbook.enerdata.net

PEAK

The Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK) is a research engine for the renewable energy sector. PEAK organises, synthesises and transforms large and growing amounts of data into digestible, shareable and usable knowledge that addresses the main drivers in the decentralised renewable energy sector.

Link: powerforall.org/peak

Lighting Africa

Lighting Africa is part of the World Bank Group’s contribution to Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). It is implemented in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the governments of Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. It provides market intelligence, quality assurance, access to finance, consumer education, and business development support. This includes a comprehensive chapter on energy products.

Link: lightingafrica.org

Guides

Body

Nigeria Investment Guide

The Nigeria Investment Guide was created to help investors gain insight into business opportunities in Nigeria and learn about the organisations, processes and services that will help make the most of them.

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2020, 48 pages

Download here

Encouraging, Promoting and Coordinating Investments in Nigeria

A well-illustrated PowerPoint presentation that concisely outlines the investment promotion approach of NIPC, including the vision, challenges, strategies and measures taken by the Nigerian government to attract more investment capital to the growing economy in Nigeria. 

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2018, 48 pages

Download here

Legal Guide to Investing in Nigeria

A guide to make foreign investors comfortable with the legal landscape in Nigeria. It contains a comprehensive introduction to the legal areas relevant for investors, such as corporate finance, intellectual property, taxation on foreign investment, and much more. In addition to general legal information, sector-specific information is provided on sectors including energy, oil and gas, health, and others. 

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2018, 139 pages

Download here

Importation Guide for Solar PV Products and Technologies in Nigeria

The purpose of the guide is to provide a clear understanding of the importation process for solar energy technologies, in order to increase transparency of the importation process and provide a baseline importer guide for solar companies. The key areas covered include an overview of solar energy technologies, the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS Code) for solar energy technologies, quality standards, a step-by-step importation process for solar energy technologies, and stakeholder mapping across the importation chain. Also covered are applicable import incentives for solar energy technologies.

Publisher: Africa Clean Energy, REAN, Coffey

Year of publication: 2020, 26 pages

Download here

Building Energy Efficiency Code

The guideline aims to give practical advice to professionals in Nigeria on how to design, construct, and operate more energy-efficient buildings. The guideline also aims to educate the general public about energy efficiency measures, and provides clients with information that help them choose energy efficient buildings.  

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2016, 123 pages

Download here

Nigeria Visa Policy

This guide offers a detailed and easy-to-understand description of the visa regulations in Nigeria. It is aimed at all those who visit Nigeria once or repeatedly for business or private purposes, or who wish to stay in Nigeria for a longer period of time. 

Publisher: Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Year of publication: 2020, 106 pages

Download here

National Building Energy Efficiency Code

The BEEC provides architects, builders, engineers, and other key professionals in the building construction industry with minimum energy requirements for new residential and office buildings in Nigeria. The code consists inter alia of the following elements: minimum energy efficiency requirements and verification methods, calculation methods and tools, building energy label and energy efficiency incentives, control and enforcement, qualification of experts and review and adaptation. The code focuses on low-cost minimum energy efficiency requirements, and addresses parts of the building such as the building envelope, window-to-wall ratio, roof insulation, energy efficient lighting, and air conditioning.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2017, 31 pages

Link: www.linkedin.com

Investing In the Off-Grid Solar Sector: What You Need to Know

A small guide for investors in the solar off-grid sector. It provides an overview on the landscape and opportunities of the off-grid solar sector, including key facts and figures.

Publisher: Gogla

Year of publication: 2019, 20 pages

Download here

Best Practices for Electrifying Rural Health Care Facilities with Decentralised Renewables

By showcasing 16 case studies from, as well as providing core recommendations for international funding partners, philanthropies and governments building on those, this publication first aims to demonstrate the ability of DRE solutions to quickly deliver sustainable, reliable power to rural health care facilities, helping such projects to attract more investment; and second, to serve as inspiration for new DRE projects and support vulnerable communities in their fight against and subsequent recovery from the global health crisis.

Publisher: Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Year of publication: 2020, 54 pages

Download here

Supporting Last-Mile Women Energy Entrepreneurs:
What Works and What Does Not

Sharing experiences from ENERGIA’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda, this document is the result of an extensive consultation, collaboration and co-writing process, gathering four years of experiences working with micro- and small- scale women entrepreneurs.

Publisher: ENERGIA

Year of publication: 2019, 140 pages

Link: www.energia.org/knowledge-centre/key-publications

Policies and Regulations

Body

Implementation of Identified Priorities and Deliverables of the Federal Ministry of Power 

Provides a concise overview of the Nigerian renewable energy policies and their implementation status, including maps, facts and figures.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2019, 74 pages

Download here

National Energy Policy

This policy serves as a blueprint for the sustainable development, supply, and use of energy resources within the economy, and for the use of these resources in international trade and cooperation. It covers the subject’s energy sources, energy utilisation in the various sectors, energy issues such as environment, energy conservation and R&D, energy financing, energy planning, and policy implementation.

Publisher: Energy Commission of Nigeria

Year of publication: 2003, 89 pages

Download here

National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) (2015—2030)

The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) for Nigeria has been developed through concerted efforts of over twenty ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria, with inputs from representatives of 36 states and the FCT, as well as the private sector, NGOs, civil society, academia and development partners in Nigeria. The NREAP provides useful information on the renewable energy potential and market in Nigeria and the relevant policies and barriers to overcome, and shall serve as a useful tool for the development, implementation and promotion of renewable energy measures. 

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2016, 62 pages

Download here

Power Sector Recovery Programme 2017—2021 (PSRP)

A top priority of the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020 (ERGP) is expanding the power sector infrastructure, as the ERGP recognises the fundamental role of power to the development of all sectors of the economy. The Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) is a series of policy actions, regulatory, operational, governance, and financial interventions to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria over five years to restore the financial viability of Nigeria’s power sector, improve transparency and service delivery, resolve consumer complaints, reduce losses and energy theft, and prepare the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) for future growth. 

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2018, 50 pages

Download here

National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP)

The National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP) covers the exploration, exploitation and utilisation of all renewable energy sources as well as the deployment of energy efficiency and conservation technologies and best practices in the residential, commercial, industrial, transport, agriculture and building sectors of the national economy. It shall provide the required framework for the better development of renewable energy and energy efficiency for sustainable development of the national economy.

Publisher: Energy Commission of Nigeria, Ministry of Science and Technology

Year of publication: 2014, 47 pages

Download here

Rural Electrification Strategy and Implementation Plan (RESIP) 

The primary objective of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Policy – and by extension, this Rural Electrification Strategy and Implementation Plan – is to expand access to electricity as rapidly as possible in a cost-effective manner. This implies full use of both grid and off-grid approaches, with subsidies being primarily focused on expanding access rather than consumption. It is assumed that private sector providers will be heavily involved in enhancing access through distribution companies and other public and private companies.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2016, 41 pages

Download here

National Tax Policy (NTP)

The National Tax Policy (NTP) was first published in 2012 as part of efforts to entrench a robust and efficient tax system in Nigeria. Four years later, the rapidly-changing commercial environment and persistent low tax-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio, among other developments, demand new strategies for continuing to meet government objectives of creating an enabling environment, simplifying the tax system, and ensuring ease of compliance. 

Publisher: Ministry of Finance

Year of publication: 2017, 17 pages

Download here

Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSR)

The Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act which provides for the establishment of companies to assume the functions, assets, liabilities, and employees of the National Electric Power Authority, the development competitive electricity markets, the establishment of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the licensing and regulation of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply, the enforcement of matters such as performance standards, consumer rights and obligations, and the setting of tariffs and regulate related matters.

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC)

Year of publication: 2005, 56 pages

Download here

Roadmap for Power Sector Reform

The Roadmap for Power Sector Reform outlines the strategy for implementing reforms already required by the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act, and aims to improve service delivery with a view to accelerating implementation.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2010, 149 pages

Download here

Regulation for Mini-Grids

The Regulation for Mini-Grids contains detailed provisions on the characteristics of mini-grids, registration, grant of permit and mandatory conditions, operation of the mini-grip, and commercial arrangement.

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC)

Year of publication: 2016, 139 pages

Download here

Nigerian Electricity Smart Metering Regulation

The technical Nigerian Electricity Smart Metering Regulation sets out the minimum physical, functional, interface and data requirements for a smart metering system in the Nigerian electricity supply industry. The regulation applies to all licensees who may wish to deploy smart metering. It spells out the physical, functional, interface, data, in-house display, and ownership requirements for the entire smart metering system. It states the standards and specifications for the equipment, communication protocols, and security.

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC)

Year of publication: 2015, 37 pages

Download here

National Gas Policy

The National Gas Policy defines the policy of the Federal Government in respect of Nigeria’s natural gas endowment, establishes its medium- to long-term targets for gas reserves, growth, and utilisation, and records strategies to be pursued to ensure the successful implementation of the policy in accordance with Nigeria’s national socio-economic development priorities.

Publisher: Ministry of Petroleum Resources

Year of publication: 2017, 100 pages

Download here

National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP)

The National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) has taken stock of existing infrastructure and future requirements across key sectors of the economy, and has identified critical enablers for the promotion of private sector investment. It provides strategies, targets, and priority projects, as well as an investment plan up until 2020.

Publisher: National Planning Commission

Year of publication: 2015, 181 pages

Download here

Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017—2020 (ERGP)

The Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020 (ERGP) sets out the medium-term structural reforms to diversify Nigeria’s economy. The vision of the ERGP is one of sustained inclusive growth. It reflects the need as a nation to drive a structural economic transformation with an emphasis on improving both public and private sector efficiency. 

Publisher: Ministry of Budget and National Planning

Year of publication: 2017, 140 pages

Download here

Nigeria ICT and Entrepreneurship Vision (NIIEV)

The document comprises policy recommendations and incentives to strengthen the Nigerian technology entrepreneurship ecosystem. It consists of sections on digital infrastructure, education reform, skills development and R&D and supporting the ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship

Publisher: National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Year of publication: 2018, 18 pages

Download here

Covid-19 Regulations

The official Covid-19 Regulations issued by the Nigerian government.

Publisher: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Year of publication: 2020, 5 pages

Download here

Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears

The comprehensive paper Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears documents the results of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit held in Abuja from 7-8 October 2019. NESG firmly believes that Nigeria must shift gears to an economy driven by a private sector that can effectively compete for opportunities in regional and global markets and achieve more sophisticated competitive advantages and higher productivity by 2050. 

Publisher: The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

Year of publication: 2019, 236 pages

Download here

Embedded Generation Regulation (2012)

The objective of the Embedded Generation Regulation is to provide standard rules for embedded generation and distribution of electricity to ensure safe, secure and efficient electricity supply. These regulations apply to users of distribution networks, embedded generator licensees, applications for embedded generation licences processed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, and prospective embedded generation licensees, unless otherwise specified under these Regulations.

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission

Year of publication: 2012, 17 pages

Download here

Guidelines on Distribution Franchising

The Guidelines on Distribution Franchising sets out the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission’s regulation to guide sub-franchising activities in the operations of distribution companies (DisCos) and coverage areas in order to take advantage of evolving technologies and adopt new business models to overcome the challenges inhibiting DisCos from providing access to adequate, safe, and reliable services efficiently. 

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission

Year of publication: 2020, 6 pages

Download here

Technical Papers and Standards

Body

The Grid Code for the Nigeria Electricity Transmission System

The Grid Code contains the day-to-day operating procedures and principles governing the development, maintenance and operation of an effective, well-coordinated and economic transmission system for the Nigerian electricity supply industry. The code is designed to: (a) Facilitate an efficient production and supply of electricity for all users of the transmission system and TCN itself, without any act of discrimination between users or class of users, and (b) Facilitate competition in the generation and supply of electricity in the country. 

Publisher: Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission

Version: 03, 226 pages

Download here

Metering Code

The Metering Code (Version 02), as reviewed by the Metering Code Review Panel (MCRP), contains the Grid Metering Code and the Distribution Metering Code.

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission 

Year of publication: 2018, 128 pages

Download here

Nigerian Electricity Health and Safety Code

The Nigeria Electricity Health and Safety Code contains basic provisions for the safeguarding of persons from hazards arising from the installation, operation, and maintenance of conductors and equipment in electric supply stations and overhead or underground electric supply and communication lines. It also includes work rules for the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines or equipment. The standard is applicable to the systems and equipment operated by utilities, or the similar systems and equipment of an industrial establishment or complex under the control of qualified persons. 

Publisher: Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission

Year of publication: 2014, 72 pages

Download here

Building Energy Efficiency Code

The Building Energy Efficiency Code shall serve as a reference to energy measures being taken that are relevant and appropriate for the Nigerian climate. It shall also contribute to the global effort to combat climate change from the building sub-sector by improving energy utilisation efficiency, thereby resulting in the socio-economic development of the country.

Publisher: Ministry of Power, Works and Housing

Year of publication: 2016, 123 pages

Download here

Understanding the New Standards for Solar PV Components in Nigeria 2021

The brochure is intended to help potential solar power system users and providers better understand the key features and potential benefits of these new standards. It covers the new industrial standards for solar panels, batteries, inverters, photovoltaic (PV), charge controllers and metering standards.

Publisher: Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

Year of publication: 2021, 12 pages

Download here

A Collection of Power Audit Reports

Body

Power Audit at Givanas Cosmetics Factory, Lagos, Nigeria

Download here

Power Audit at Soulmate Factory Lagos, Nigeria

Download here

Power Audit at Mother and Child Hospital Lagos, Nigeria

Download here

Energy Audit of Selected Public Buildings in Abuja

Download here

The Deployment of Off-Grid Solar PV for Borehole Water Supply, Health Care Delivery, Street lighting and Home Solar Lighting and Mobile Phone Charging for 12 Rural Communities in Hong LGA, Adamawa State, North-East, Nigeria

Download here