De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA for the Nigerian Power Sector

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (unspecified)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Implementation
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2013
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 171.53 mln
Financing requested
(no data)
Financing received to-date US$ 4.4 mln
Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Federal Ministry of Power, Federal Ministry of Environment, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Transmission Company of Nigeria
International funder(s) GEF, UNDP
Organization providing technical support
(no data)


The main objective of the NAMA is to increase the share of renewable power generation in Nigeria up to 10% by 2020 (excluding large hydro).

Activities: (2016 - 2036)
The NAMA has four components:

  • Policy and institutional framework for private investment in on-grid renewable power generation.
  • Financial de-risking instruments for private investment in on-grid renewable power generation.
  • Grid management to absorb intermittent but predictable renewable energy.
  • First commercial on-grid RE projects, with 100 MW of additional RE-based power generation capacity.

The GEF has approved a project, in April 2016, to support the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in the development and implementation of this RE NAMA for the Nigerian Power Sector.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 1.6 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * health benefits
  • energy access
Economic: * job creation
Environmental: * reduced emissions

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined


The NAMA is expected to leverage about 167M$ of co-financing from the national government, bilateral aid agencies, financial institutes as well as private sector.