The Energizing Education Programme (EEP) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), to provide sustainable and clean power supply to 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria. The project includes the provision of an independent power plant, upgrading existing distribution infrastructure, street lighting to improve security within the universities’ campuses, as well as the development of a world class training centre on renewable energy for each university.


The project is being implemented by the REA and developed in Phases. Phase 1 will deliver 28.5MW to 9 Federal Universities and 1 University Teaching Hospital, using solar hybrid and/or gas-fired captive power plants.


Phase 1 of the EEP will benefit 127,000 students and 28,000 staff of Universities, 4,700 staff in Teaching Hospitals (including 819 doctors), power 2,850 streetlights, and result in the decommissioning of hundreds of generators.


Phase 1 is fully funded by the FGN, within this phase there are seven solar hybrid projects currently benefitting from funding from the Green Bond issued by the FGN. While subsequent phases are to be funded by the Nigeria Electrification Project which is an FGN project in partnership with the World Bank and African Development Bank.

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University Students and Staff
National Universities Commission
Federal Government of Nigeria
Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
Ministry of Environment
Rural Electrification Agency
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
World Bank and the African Development Bank have committed to providing funding for subsequent phases of the EEP through the Nigerian Electrification Project
Seven solar hybrid projects in Phase 1 of the EEP have received from funding from the first Green Bond issued by the FGN.