The Federal Ministry of Power is the policy making arm of the Federal Government with the responsibility for the provision of power in the country. The Ministry in discharging this mandate is guided by the provisions of the National Electric Power Policy (NEPP) of 2001, the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act of 2005, and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform of August 2010.
Initiate and coordinate policies and strategies for the sustainable development of reliable power supply in Nigeria.
Expedite national development by providing policies, systems and structures which ensure delivery of reliable, functional and cost effective power supply to Nigerians.
The Function of the Federal Ministry of Power
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.
- Human Resources Management
- Renewable and Rural Power Access
- Investment and Sector Development
- Planning, Research & Statistics
- Finance and Accounts
- General Services
- Reforms Coordination & Service Improvement
- Special Duties
- Energy Resources Development
- Distribution System
- Transmission System