FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER

Description
The responsibilities of the Federal Ministry of Power are as follows:

• Initiating and formulating broad policies and programmes on the development of the power sector (electricity) in general;
• Initiating concessions in the power sector of the economy;
• Licensing of electric generating sets of 1MW capacity and below and electrical contractors;
• Conducting investigation on electrical accidents and to ensure safety in the electricity industry in Nigeria;
• Conducting statutory tests and certification of electric poles (concrete, wooden, steel etc) and other major electrical materials before they are used on the grid and networks in Nigeria;
• Implementing Renewable Energy progammes/initiatives (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydro etc);
• Coordinating activities of power sector;
• Handling policy matters relating to research and development in the Power Sector;
• Promoting the development of hydro power plants through public private partnership (PPP);
• Participating in bilateral and multilateral relations affecting the power sector; and
• Facilitating the overall coordination of the activities of the Parastatals under its supervision.

Contact

Address:
Federal Secretariat Complex Phase 1 Annex 3 Shehu Shagari Way P.M.B 278, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Phone:
+234 9 523 7064

Website:
http://www.power.gov.ng