NIGERIA: the AMP programme is launched for electrification via green mini-grids

“Through partnerships with global institutions such as GEAPP, CHD seeks to mobilise up to $1 billion for clean energy projects in Nigeria and Africa by 2030. It also aims to halve the number of people without access to modern energy in Nigeria and Africa within the same timeframe,” explains Bolaji Balogun, CEO of CHD.

CHD’s ambition is equal to the challenges facing Nigeria. According to Power Africa, 40% of the Nigerian population still has no access to electricity, 66% of them in rural areas. In Nigerian villages, electricity access providers favour decentralised solutions, in particular solar-powered mini-grids and solar home systems. Against this backdrop, GEAPP is committed to creating the conditions for 4 million new connections to mini-grids, reaching 20 million people across Nigeria.