German Development Service (GIZ) – Interactive minigrid finder Nigeria

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Electrification shortages remain one of the major development obstacles in Nigeria.

This interactive map – developed for the German Development Service GIZ – visualizes data of the current status of electrification (with a focus on off-grid areas) in the five Nigerian states of Cross River, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Sokoto. The application provides prospective project developers and investors with market intelligence regarding the potentials for off-grid electrification (i.e. mini-grids and stand-alone systems).

By applying filters regarding population, estimated load or distance from the main grid, users are able to narrow down their search in their quest for the communities with the highest potential for their electrification solutions. Also, users are able to download the underlying datasets in csv (spreadsheed compatible) or kml (google maps compatible) file formats.

The data used for this visualization was compiled and created by INTEGRATION Environment & Energy GmbH and the Reiner Lemoine Institute.