Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Sector: Energy and Power
The NEP is an action plan launched in 2017 for achieving universal electricity access nationwide by 2025. By 2025, the plan is for 65 percent of the population to have electricity through the grid, and the other 35 percent through off-grid technologies - stand-alone solar systems and mini-grids.
This document, named NEP 2.0, is an updated version following the release of the NEP in 2017. The Govern- ment expressed its commitment to steadily update the electrification targets and timetables based on new analytics and progress on the ground. The fol- lowing new analytics have become available as well as implementation progress and lessons learned over the first year of implementation:
A High-Level Task Force was established at the MoWIE under the Directorate of Electrification in January 2018 and has since been shaping the design and implementation roadmap of the off- grid program. The off-grid program components— deploying individual solar systems and isolated mini/micro grids as feasible—include providing pre-electrification solutions for those beneficiaries not connected to the grid by 2025 and long-term solutions for those not expected to be connected at least-cost by the distribution network. In addition, the Government acknowledges the possible service delivery of off-grid solutions (market-based) to those communities that are expected to receive a grid connection in the latter years of the grid pro- gram by 2025, for a total expected sizing of the off- grid program of 9.2 million households.
Updated: November 19, 2022