Federal Ministry of Power
The Federal Ministry of Power develops and implements policies for the provision of adequate and reliable power supply in Nigeria. The policy influences generation, transmission and distribution projects in the sector, provides general direction and facilitates the emergence of a private sector towards a competitive and efficient electric power industry. The main goal of the FMP is directed at initiating, formulating, coordinating and implementing broad policies and programmes promoting the development of electricity generation from all sources of energy. The Honourable Minister of Power heads the Ministry, while the Honourable Minister of State is in charge of the operational activities, and the Permanent Secretary is the accounting officer.
Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
The Energy Commission of Nigeria was established in 1988 with the statutory mandate of strategic planning, co-ordination and evaluation of national policies in the energy sector. Its functions include among other things the collection of information on national energy policies in Nigeria, the analysis of the sector performance and advisory services on energy strategy to the government. The ECN is also responsible for preparing and disseminating energy related information. The commission is also involved in promoting research, development and training in the field of energy, as well as liaising with international energy-related organisations.
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was established as an independent regulatory agency in 2005 under the EPSR Act 2005. It has a mandate to monitor and regulate Nigeria’s electricity industry, and ensure compliance with market rules and operating guidelines. NERC in its function as market regulator ensures fair pricing and competitive electricity trading. The commission is instrumental in providing the electricity retail and generation tariff structure. NERC is also responsible for assessing applications for licenses to operate independent power plants larger than 1MW, and mini-grids less than 1MW. It also approves eligibility of the companies to negotiate a power purchase agreement with the central off-taker; the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET). The commission also plays a major role in consumer protection by developing customer service standards and fair pricing rules.
Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria (REA)
The Rural Electrification Agency is committed to providing access to reliable electric power supply for rural dwellers in the country, in a way that would allow for reasonable return on investment through appropriate tariff that is economically responsive and supportive of the average rural customer. The agency has a mandate to promote rural electrification in country, co-ordinate the rural electrification programmes in the country, and to administer the Rural Electrification Fund across the country for either on-grid or off-grid applications.
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET)
The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) is a government owned public liability company. The Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Finance are its two shareholders of record with 80% and 20% stakes, respectively. NBET was established in 2010 in line with provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA). NBET purchases electricity from the generating companies through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and sells to the distribution companies through Vesting Contracts. It has a mandate to implement a procurement process that is transparent and results in the economic procurement of needed power.
National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
As a response to the massive training needs in the power sector, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) was established in March 2009. NAPTIN directly reports to the Federal Ministry of Power. NAPTIN mandate focusses on serving as a focal point for human resource development and workforce capacity building as well as research centre on matters relating to power in Nigeria.
Federal Ministry of Environment (FMENV)
The Federal Ministry of Environment (FMENV) was established in 1999 with the statutory responsibility of protecting the environment against pollution and degradation and to ensure the conservation of natural resources for sustainable development in Nigeria. The FMENV is also charged with coordinating Nigeria’s climate change matters and international climate negotiations. Through the Ministry’s department of climate change, it has an objective to foster renewable energy and energy efficiency across the country via different initiatives.
Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA)
The Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency was set up by the NEMSA Act No.6 of 2015 to carry out the functions of enforcement of technical standards and regulations, technical inspection, testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters and instruments for efficient production and delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable power supply in Nigeria.
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST)
The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology develops and implements strategies for science and technology development in Nigeria. The Renewable and Conventional Energy Technology Department in the ministry is responsible for energy issues in the FMST. The focus lies on nuclear, renewable and alternative energy sources as well as energy efficiency, and research and development activities addressing energy-related problems associated with environmental degradation, pollution and climate change. Furthermore, the ministry manages energy statistics in the country. The FMST also oversees the Energy Commission of Nigeria.
National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)
The federal government established the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in 1992 to promote local manufacturing of renewable energy technologies such as solar modules, small hydro turbines, pole mounted transformers, and wind turbine blades.
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) was established to promote, coordinate and monitor all investments in Nigeria. It functions to: co-ordinate, monitor, encourage and provide necessary assistance and guidance for the establishment and operation of enterprises in Nigeria; initiate and support measures which enhance the investment climate in Nigeria for both Nigerian and non-Nigerian investors; promote investments in and outside Nigeria through effective promotional means, and; facilitate the registration of foreign businesses in Nigeria over the One Stop investment centre.
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Nigeria participates in the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).