Market Intelligence

Companies, investors, and policymakers need help in making informed decisions on site selection in the off-grid sector due to insufficient market data. Data that exists is often in silos and, market players do not know where to turn to get critical information, increasing the cost needed to invest ever more resources in prospecting for viable sites to develop mini-grids and deploy SHS. Building credible market data reduces the information gap faced by both private developers and financiers in deploying off-grid energy systems. 

In 2020, as part of its strategic partnership with Fraym and REA, NoMAP carried out a geospatial modelling and community-led verification exercise in over 260 sites across 20 states in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The exercise involved deploying survey teams across off-grid communities in Nigeria to assess their electrification status, commercial activities prevalent in the communities, access roads, number of households, GPS coordinates, etc. Fraym obtained valuable insights from the survey and the output was used to validate, improve its geospatial models and expand the existing web platform for community selection.

The first phase identified 6 states; Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Abia, Anambra, and Ondo from a total of 150 communities verified across the states, 93 communities were completely off-grid while 57 communities were on-grid but critically underserved. The second phase was carried in 4 states; Nasarawa, Kwara, Oyo, and Edo and thirty-five (35) communities were verified.

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