Shell, USAID launch off-grid energy market acceleration programme for Nigeria

The Nigeria Off-grid Market Acceleration Programme (NoMAP), a market building programme jointly supported by the Shell Foundation and USAID was unveiled to off-grid energy stakeholders in Lagos.

The public presentation of the programme took place as part of the quarterly Off-Grid Stakeholders Coordination Meeting and it held at the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) of the Lagos Business School. NoMAP aims to identify unaddressed off-grid energy market barriers and implement high impact initiatives to tackle these barriers.

Based on strong market feedback, NoMAP will focused, in its first year, on two high-impact initiatives that address market barriers around market intelligence/data and payment collection for Solar Home Systems (SHS) Companies.

To address data challenges faced by market actors (companies and financiers) as well as government, NoMAP will provide credible market intelligence that will inform business decisions as to where to develop mini-grids or deploy Solar Home Systems and help reduce information gaps that currently exist in the market.

Source: Independent

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