On the 21st of July 2022, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations (REEEA)-Alliance held a Pre-meeting and Sensitization Workshop on the Review and Harmonization of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change Policies and Laws; in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), the German Solar Corporation BSW – Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V., and World Economic Forum. NESP is a technical assistance programme, co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power. It aims to enable and foster investments in the domestic market for RE and EE, and to improve access to electricity in disadvantaged, mostly rural areas in Nigeria.
The pre-meeting workshop was a one-day event which centred around discussions with relevant stakeholders on critical topics on existing RE/EE policies to identify issues which will be addressed in a 3-Day Stakeholder Workshop scheduled to hold from 23rd to 25th August 2022.
The event had in attendance critical stakeholders across Ministries, Departments, and Agencies which included the Federal Ministry of Power, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), SUNREF Nigeria, amongst others.
The workshop was chaired by Dr. Imamuddeen Talba, Chairman, Steering Committee of the Alliance and anchored by Lande Abudu the Component Lead, Standalone Solar Home Systems (SHS) at Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) and who is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Alliance. The Reviewed RE/EE Policy Report document was presented by Professor Chidi Magnus Onuoha, Vice-Chairman Steering Committee/ Chairman Policy Review Committee.
During the event, there was a launching of the Mobilizing Investments for Clean Energy Nigeria (MICEE) DEEP Dive by the World Economic Forum, which seeks to identify and accelerate investment solutions toward Nigeria’s energy transition.
3-Day Stakeholder Workshop.
Date: 23rd to 25th August 2022
The 3-day workshop will be focusing on the review of various Laws, Regulations and Policies in the clean energy sector, in order to get the opinions and suggestions of various stakeholders both in the public, private and financial Institutions. The workshop aims to tailor the Laws to meet international best practices, eliminate duplicity, harmonize them and ultimately come up with an all-encompassing Law that cuts across Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Transition and Climate Action.