GIZ – Interactive electrification planning

A tool for the exploration of electrification coverage in Nigeria

The Interactive Electrification Planning Map (IEPM) for Nigeria is an exploratory mapping tool developed for the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP). The programme is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU).

The interactive mapping tool allows stakeholders to interactively explore the current situation of electrification coverage in Nigeria and acts as a strong visual vehicle to effectively disseminate knowledge and create attention among (non-GIS/non-technically oriented) stakeholders.

It is powered by advanced geo-spatial modelling techniques and data by the Rainer-Lemoine-Institute in Berlin. It helps identify sustainable and economically viable electrification options (e.g. grid, mini-grid, stand alone systems) for non-electrified urban and rural population clusters.

A first interactive prototype of the IEPM tool for Plateau state has been developed. It is currently being tested and disseminated both among authorities and electrification experts in Germany and Nigeria. Further development will follow to incorporate feedback and enhance the tool’s functionalities.