Final Evaluation « Solar Energy Works Contract in Borno State »

July 2021 – December 2021

Solar energy has for some time been recognised as a viable solution for specific energy needs, for example in the provision of solar powered fridges to improve the supply chain for vaccines. Solar energy is particularly well suited to closing much of the access gap by replacing diesel and kerosene. Today, renewable energy is already lower in cost than diesel or kerosene in many situations.

Nigeria’s electricity consumption amounts to about half of what would be expected at its current level of GDP per capita. The electricity supply chain—generation, transmission, and distribution—faces substantial challenges due to years of underinvestment. The Government of Nigeria has several polices that support the utilization of renewable energy resource for electrification of the percentage of the nation’s population yet on electrified.

The project Solar Energy Works Contract in Borno State involves installing solar energy systems at agreed sites in Borno state to support better delivery of key public services. These works contracts are part of the overall EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State (3RBS). The project was implemented under three major work streams/packages including:

  • Work Stream 1: Installation of solar micro-grid and TESLA Power Pack with retrofitting activities and training at School Nursing and Mid-wifery, Maiduguri, Borno State.
  • Work Stream 2: Installation of solar micro-grid and TESLA Power Pack with retrofitting activities and training at BAMA and GWOZA General Hospital.
  • Work Stream 3: Installation of Containerized solar micro-grid, installation of solar powered borehole, retrofitting works and training at five village clusters in 1. Mainok – Kaga LGA, 2. Auno – Konduga LGA, 3. Gajiganna – Magumeri LGA, 4. Biriyel – Bayo LGA and 5.Dikwa – Dikwa LGA.

Our Team of Experts will conduct the final evaluation of this project. The main objectives of this evaluation will be to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:

  • an overall independent assessment of the performance of “Solar Energy Works Contract in Borno State” In particular; its capacity to contribute to its intended objectives, all along the results chain.
  • key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve future Interventions.

In particular, this evaluation will serve to understand the performance of the Intervention in relation to the level of satisfaction of project stakeholders with output and level of awareness of funding by EU and the level of preparedness by the state government to ensure sustainability of the systems.

The main users of this evaluation will be the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning (the National Authorising Officer), Federal Ministry of Power.