Expression of Interest at The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP)

Expression of Interest to Register as Consultant to:

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP) and further Nigerian partner institutions

GIZ is a Federal enterprise which supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

As part of GIZ’s portfolio in Nigeria, the NESP supports different Nigerian institutions on both federal and state level in improving the conditions for the application of and the investment in renewable energies, energy efficiency and rural electrification. The main cooperating partners of the NESP are the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (FMLHUD), the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), selected state and local governments and a variety of actors from the private sector.

The programme is structured along four components and comprises, but is not restricted to, the following activities.

1)      The Policy Reform and Renewable Energy (RE) component inter alia focuses on supporting the finalization of a harmonized policy framework for RE, EE and RrE, and on creating conducive institutional and regulatory structures for the deployment of grid-connected renewable energy in the country;

2)      The Energy Efficiency (EE) component focuses on different EE sub-sectors e.g. buildings, appliances and industry with the aim of supporting the design and implementation of a national EE strategy as well as corresponding incentive programmes and pilot projects to promote energy in the respective areas.

3)      The Rural Electrification (RrE) component focuses on the design of RrE master plans on State level and the creation of a conductive framework to attract private investment in decentralized electricity generation using RE. Furthermore, the development of business and projects plans for RE rural electrification and the implementation of RrE pilot projects in selected States is supported.

4)      Key activities in the Capacity Development and Training component are the assessment of the demand for training in the power sector, business and organisational development of NAPTIN, updating and customization of existing power training modules at NAPTIN, and the development and implementation of training courses for RE, RrE and EE for both engineers and technicians in cooperation with NAPTIN and other training institutions

Through the course of its activities, NESP requires advisory and consulting services from a wide variety of professional organizations, ranging from engineering, law, research, management and communication service providers. Consultants (individuals and companies) to the energy sector are herewith invited to register on the NESP consultant database by requesting a registration form from

Mrs. Ene Macharm on Completed registration forms need to be returned by 12th September 2013.



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