THE RENEWABLE ENERGY
ENGR.(MRS) BAHIJJAHTU ABUBAKAR
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAMME (REP),
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
17th October, 2013
MAIN THRUST OF THE RENEWABLE
ENERGY PROGRAMME (REP)
The Renewable Energy Programme was initiated by the Federal Ministry of
Fulfil Nigeria’s obligation to the United Nations Framework on Climate
Change (UNFCC) and Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as a Partner of
the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Address the nation’s challenges of moving towards clean, reliable, secure and
competitive energy technologies and ensure we meet all the development
targets of the Vision 20:2020 with minimal carbon footprint.
Develop and implement strategies/policies that would regulate the renewable
energy sector as obtained in global best practices
Ensure that the renewable energy sector develops sustainably and profitably
while providing synergy for participants in the sector.
In addition, it seeks to lowers market entry barriers of the clean energy and
off-grid lighting market space at every step, from the design of clean energy
products, to their commercial production and distribution.
REP: WHAT WE DO!
As the renewable energy sector continue to develop, the primary driving forces are
less likely to be environmental and more likely to be energy
security, employment potential and job & wealth creation.
The employment potential for the global renewable energy industry is significant.
And as global petroleum output declines, fossil energy jobs may become
scarcer, allowing a shift to the labour-intensive renewable energy industries.
Partner with all the three-tiers of Government, relevant government
Agencies, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, as well as local and international investors.
Partner with Multilateral Agencies, national and international financial
Make sure the renewable energy sector is safe for investors and the renewable
energy sector develops in line with global best practices
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PROGRAMME
The achievements of the programme will be highlighted in the following slides
based on the two categories:
PARTNERSHIPS THAT WORK
• Nigeria-German Energy Partnership.
• Nigeria-Nordic ( Sweden, Finland & Norway)Energy Forum.
• Bank of Industry/ UNDP Access to Renewable Energy Programme
• Nigeria- India Partnership on Renewable Energy development.
• Inter-Ministerial Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy
Efficiency(ICREEE). Secretariat is in the Ministry of Power
NIPC, Customs, FIRS, Immigrations). Secretariat is in NIPC
• Partnership with National and International corporations
• And a Host of Others
ON-GOING PROJECTS OF REP GEARED TOWARDS
ACHIEVING THE LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGIES (LEDS) INCLUDE:
• THE CLIMATE AND CLEAN AIR COALITION (CCAC) to reduce Short
Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) like Methane, Black Carbon and HFCs.
Focal Areas include;
• Reducing black carbon emissions from heavy duty diesel vehicles and engines;
• Mitigating black carbon and other pollutants from brick production;
• Mitigating short-lived climate pollutants from the municipal solid waste sector;
• Promoting HFC alternative technology and standards; and
• Accelerating methane reductions from oil and natural gas production.
• Household Cooking and Domestic Heating
• Reducing Emissions from Agriculture
• THE RURAL WOMEN ENERGY SECURITY (RUWES) PROJECT
• THE NATIONAL CLEAN COOKING SCHEME (NCCS)
• THE RURAL ENERGY ACCESS PROJECT
• THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSPORT SCHEME (CETS)
CLIMATE AND CLEAN AIR COALITION
(CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants
In February 2012 six countries and the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) formed the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Live Climate
Pollutants. It is the first global effort to treat these pollutants as a collective
• Nigeria is also a State Partner of the CCAC, recognizing the fact that mitigating
Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) is critical to addressing climate change in
• Nigeria joined the coalition in April 2012, and the Coalition is growing rapidly.
As of September 2013, it has 30 State partners and 38 NGO’s /IGO’s including the
Stockholm Environment Institute, World Health Organisation, the World Bank and
UNEP. The Objectives of the Coalition are;
• Raise awareness of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation
• Enhance and develop new national and regional actions, including by
identifying barriers, enhancing capacity and mobilizing support;
• Promote best practices and showcase successful efforts; and
• Improve scientific understanding of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and
RURAL WOMEN ENERGY SECURITY
• The Rural Women Energy Security Project under the Renewable Energy
Programme is targeted towards the underserved rural woman who is usually off
grid, energy poor and has the highest incidence of health related issues from
harmful energy practices. RUWES targets women and exposing them to cleaner
alternatives for lighting, heating , cooking and transport.
• The RUWES in partnership with stakeholders especially NGOs, FBOs and CBOs
strive to fashion out modalities to make this access to energy easier, cost effective
as well as change the mindset of the rural woman. In addition, the project is
targeted towards poverty alleviation /eradication by improving the value chain of
Part of our strategies towards achieving the objectives of the RUWES include:
• Promotion of clean cookstoves and other clean cooking technologies like Wonder
• Community based clean energy project implementation for Agricultural
communities (Solar Dryers, irrigation) , lighting , heating and cooking.
• Provision of bio-digesters for the trapping of biogases for use in homes and
• Entrepreneur Incubation and Skills Acquisition/Business Model Development
THE NATIONAL CLEAN COOKING SCHEME
(NCCS) - OBJECTIVES
The NCCS represents the Cooking component of RUWES and it aims to provide 20
million clean cook stoves through-out the country in 5 years. That is, the
distribution of at least 4 million clean cook stoves across the six-geo-political zones
This objective will be achieved in two folds; (a) Households and (b) Institutional
Households- the project will be implemented as a subsidized social enterprise
(through women cooperatives)
camps, hospitals, prisons etc, it will be implemented as a social intervention. In a
bid to improve respiratory health issues associated with cooking with fire wood in
To reduce pressure on forest resources caused by indiscriminate felling of trees
which ultimately lead to deforestation and desertification
Creating a viable market potentials for Bio-fuel development and usage
Creating jobs for foundry workers, welders, mechanics etc in cookstoves
Rural economy regeneration with provision of spare parts replacement
centres, repairs and support centres.
PICTURE COLLECTION FOR
RURAL WOMEN ENERGY SECURITY
THE INDISCRIMINATE FELLING OF TREES TO MEET
ENERGY NEEDS FOR COOKING AND HEATING PURPOSES
THE STRUGGLE AND STRESS USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH
SOURCING KEROSENE FOR COOKING, LIGHTING AND HEATING.
THIS ALSO SHOWS THE HUGE FINANCIAL BURDEN IN
PURCHASING KEROSENE EVERYDAY
THE ECO BOXX SOLAR KIT, CLEAN COOKSTOVE AND THE
KEROSENE LAMP EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
SOLAR LIGHTING KIT WITH MOBILE PHONE CHARGING
UNIT, BARBING KIT, FAN AND LED BULBS
INSTALLATION OF LPG PRODUCTS
Rural Energy Access Programme
As part of the programme, the Federal
Ministry of Environment has patented
products under the Renewable Energy
Access Programme (REAP) in partnership
with the Indian Government that include;
launched, and the products are been made
available for distribution to the identified
communities and partner states.
• The programme is tasked with sourcing
sustainable renewable energy sources to
impact positively on the environment as
well as create sustainable livelihood for
the rural poor and those most affected
by the paucity of electricity and energy
supply in the Country
1. The Rural Solar Kit: It is a
handy, portable solar electrification kit
developed to give instant power to the
2. Rural Solar Hair-care Kits: This
product caters to both male and female
3. Primary Health Care Solar Kits:
This kit is to aid in health care delivery
at the rural level
THE ADOPT A VILLAGE & LANTERN EXCHANGE INITIATIVE(s)
A NIGHT MARKET SPACE EFFECTIVELY ILLUMINATED WITH A SOLAR LAMP
STUDENTS STUDYING WITH SOLAR LAMPS AND A RANGE OF
AVAILABLE SOLAR LAMPS
IN 2012, 600 HOUSEHOLDS HAD SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS INSTALLED IN
MUTUM BIU LGA, TARABA STATE
ON-GOING INSTALLATION OF SOLAR SYSTEMS IN MUTUM BIU
LGA, COMPLETED IN 2012 APPROPRIATION
CLEAN ENERGY TRANSPORT SCHEME (CETS)
• The Renewable Energy Programme in collaboration with the Indian
Government through the TATA Group has proposed an initiative to run mass
transit transportation on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG is a cleaner and
more efficient fuel than the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and diesel that is
currently being used for mass transportation in Nigeria.
• The System is modeled after the city of New Delhi which has retrofitted all
vehicles to run on CNG thereby restoring clean air and also earning carbon
credits for the State. We have written to State Governments to partner with us in
the System and are looking forward to favorable responses.
• There is increased interest in partnership from NNPC led by the Executive
Director (Gas and Power) regarding support for cleaner fuels for transport
especially as part of the Gas Flare-down programme.
IN THE 2012 APPROPRIATION, TWO SKILL ACQUISITION CENTRES
WERE COMLETED IN KAIAMA KWARA STATE AND BARUTEN LGA
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY
PROGRAMME FOR YEAR, 2013
Nigeria Renewable Energy Day (NIREDAY)
Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Launch
State Road Shows
Launch of Clean Energy for the following: Nigerian
Police, Army, Immigration, Navy, Police Officers
Wives Association, Nigerian Army Officers Wives
Association, Immigration Officers Wives Association
and all the military and Para-military associations that
have indicated interest in the RUWES.
OUR REGULAR ON-GOING MARKET DISPLAY/ ROAD SHOW
GETTING THE NIGERIAN ARMY ON BOARD CLEAN ENERGY
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?!
• Entrepreneurs and investors should participate in the Access to
Renewable Energy Project in partnership with the Bank of
Industry (BOI) through the UNDP- Access to Renewable
Energy Project (AtREP). They can also buy-into the Adopt-avillage initiatve.
• Women can also participate in the Rural Women Energy
Security (RUWES) Project were they are trained in business
incubation and wealth creation
• Participants are invited to the next Nigeria Renewable Energy
Day (NIREDAY). This is an annual event organized by the
Renewable Energy Programme to showcase the viability of the
ENGR (MRS) BAHIJJAHTU ABUBAKAR
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAMME
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
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