FG Launches New Version of Nigeria SE4ALL to Provide Energy Market Intelligence
05 July 2022, Abuja – The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a new central data management system portal that will improve the power supply in the country.
The new version is known as the Nigerian Sustainable Energy platform SE4ALL Version 3.0, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and co-founded by the European Union.
The Federal The Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, launched the improved version of the Nigeria SE4ALL platform that serves as a hub for data-driven electrification planning and insights. The first version of the platform was launched in October 2020
According to the Minister, the improved version will provide access to digital insights and data that would enhance the electrification plan in Nigeria.
Nigeria SE4ALL platform is also co-founded by the European Union (EU), BMZ, and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh in collaboration Federal Ministry Power.
This is part of Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) activities under its Electrification Planning and Data Management Unit.
NESP supported the Federal Ministry of Power in Nigeria in conceiving and developing the Nigeria SE4ALL platform that serves as a hub for data-driven electrification planning and insights.
NESP is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP). The objective of the programme aims at enabling and fostering investments in Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE) and Rural electrification.
The minister said, “The SE4ALL initiative has developed this platform, which will serve as the go-to platform for data-driven electrification planning to achieve Nigeria’s Vision”.
Ms Inga Stefanowicz, Head of Green and Digital Economy at the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, speaking at the event, said the delegation was delighted about the new version of Nigeria SE4ALL platform.
“The EU is happy to have supported the government to develop the new Nigeria SE4ALL web platform.
“The collected data and the new tools would be used to serve as pre-feasibility for private sector investment, allow development of policies and frameworks as well as monitoring policy target.”
Mr Martin Huth, the Chargé d’affaires of the German Embassy to Nigeria, highlighted the importance of the platform for the energy sector in improving the energy sector.
“These interactive platform with intuitive web apps will greatly assist the Nigerian Government in improving the regulatory framework for the set targets of electrifying Nigerians.
“Also, it will provide the private sector with necessary information for the business plans for investments,’’ he said.
Mr Abubabar Ali-Dapshima, Acting Director, Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access Department for the Ministry of Power, said the platform launched provided the availability of primary and empirical data for key investors.
He added that the investors that were in the Mini-grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency sub-sectors of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) would gain access.
The inauguration presented lessons and insights from stakeholders, the private sector, companies, industry association, ministry of power, the World Bank Group, and donor organisations on the new platform and introduced new features.
Mr Duke Benjamin, Head of Programme, NESP, said that Nigeria SE4ALL project team had carried out further special projects on field data collection including energy supply assessment.
“Also on off-grid settlement surveys, and mobile mapping of grid network, in collaboration with national partners,’’ he said.
The high point of the event was the demonstration of the collected data and data collection methods including the demonstrations of the mobile mapping device Trimble MX.
It is a vehicle-mounted imaging system enabling fast and productive capture of road, infrastructure and city environmental data.
It captures 360-degree, geo-referenced images with highway speeds to vastly reduce project operating cost whilst improving public safety.