Promoting Clean Mini-Grid Public-Private Partnerships for Rural Electrification in Nigeria (Webinar)

15 November 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Energy Access Practitioner Network and the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), hosted this webinar on the development of clean energy mini-grids in Nigeria. The webinar forms part of the UN Foundation's new country-focused webinar series that will delve into the state of energy access across different parts of the world, starting with countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The speakers in this session presented an overview of the status of the market for mini-grids in Nigeria, recent developments and the work on clean rural mini-grids that has been done by NESP, co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and jointly implemented by GIZ, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and five partner states, in collaboration with selected local private partners. Practitioner Network members Green Village Energy Projects (GVE) and GoSolar Africa (SME Funds), who are active in the development of mini-grids in Nigeria, presented their projects and approaches to providing field-based best practices.

  • Jem Porcaro, Senior Director for Energy Access, United Nations Foundation, will introduce the webinar in the context of the UN Foundation’s broader support to the Sustainable Energy for All Energy Access Practitioner Network and Clean Energy Mini Grids High Impact Opportunity (HIO).
  • Jannik Moeller, Head of Rural Electrification and Sustainable Energy Access, Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), will provide an overview of the mini-grid market in Nigeria and NESP’s support program.
  • Femi Oye, Chief Architect, GoSolar Africa, will provide a case study of the mini-grid projects in Sokoto led by GoSolar Africa (SME Funds).
  • Ifeanyi Orajaka, Founder/CEO, GVE Projects Limited Nigeria, will provide a case study of the mini-grid projects in Plateau by Green Village Energy Projects (GVE).

Presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.

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Jannik MoellerJannik Moeller, Head of Rural Electrification and Sustainable Energy Access , Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP)

Jannik Moller is currently Head of the NESP Rural Electrification and Sustainable Energy Access Unit in Nigeria. He has long-term experience from various electrification projects in Sub Saharan Africa. He has worked for the GIZ, UNDP, Danida and as private consultant. He is dedicated to renewable energy and has managed development of utility scale wind parks and a biogas plant. Furthermore, he has headed control and protection projects for the Balkan 400 kV grid as well as extension of the Danish 132 kV grid in Europe.

Femi OyeFemi Oye, Chief Architect, Gosolar Africa

Femi Oye, Chief Architect, GoSolar Africa - a frontier and leader in clean, safe & affordable Pay As You Go solar mini-grid and solar refrigeration systems targeting low income households, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a low and innovative rental plan never available in the market.

Ifeanyi OrajakaIfeanyi Orajaka, Founder/CEO, Organization: GVE Projects Limited Nigeria

Ifeanyi Orajaka, is a 28-year old Social Entrepreneur, Engineer, Green Energy Ambassador, IEEE Smart Village Ambassador, Global Shaper, Mentor and Founder/CEO of GVE Projects Limited Nigeria.