The Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) seeks to modernize, rehabilitate, and expand the national grid by investing in the electricity value chain (generation, transmission and distribution systems) of the power sector.

The PPI will deliver the much-needed electricity supply and spur economic growth across the country with FGN Power Company managing and supervising the project to ensure accountability, coordination, and best practice implementation of the initiative.

Technical implementation of the PPI will be led by Siemens, with the support of the German Government along with a host of EPCs, financiers, and supporting regulators and agencies.

PPI Implementation Phases

The PPI project aims to upgrade the electricity network to achieve operational capacity of 25,000 MW from the current average of around 4,500 MW, through a series of projects spanning three phases.


Focus on essential and “quick-win” measures to increase end-to-end operational capacity of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry to 7 GW.


Expand Nigeria’s Transmission and Distribution Grid to enable evacuation of up to 11 GW of electricity to end consumers.


Through further expansion of the generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, increase the national grid to 25 GW capacity.

Presidential Power Initiative Workstreams

The implementation of the PPI is classified into 5 work streams which are Transmission, Distribution, Meter Data Management System (MDMS), Power Technologies International (PTI) and Training.

Transmission Projects: PPI will upgrade, modernize, and invest in the existing Transmission Company of Nigeria’s sites as well as embark on new projects in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry.

Distribution Systems: PPI will facilitate construction of feeders, injection substations, distribution substations, and auto reclosers for 11 existing Distribution Companies (Discos).

National Metering Systems: PPI will integrate all the DisCos to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) for prepayment transactions..

Power Simulation: PPI will facilitate the Power System Simulation for Nigeria (PSS4N) and System Development Studies which are the Power Technologies International (PTI) workstreams.

Training: PPI will conduct equipment and product training for Transmission Company of Nigeria and DisCos’ employees on all equipment and products installed.

PPI Project Book

An overview of the FGN Power Company’s unique approach to transforming the Nigerian Power Sector through Collaboration, Financing and Due Diligence.

Scope Validation of Phase 1 Projects by EMRC

The FGN Power Company was supported by Power Africa to engage the services of EMRC for the validation of PPI Phase 1 scope of work, identify areas of project duplicates and ensure alignment based on the scope as submitted by TCN and the DisCos.

NERC Approval of Validated PPI Scope

Following the submission of scope validation exercise for consideration, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) granted approval of the scope of transmission and distribution systems.

Pre-Engineering for Distribution

The pre-engineering activities for the contract that was executed between FGN Power Company and Siemens in February 2021 has been concluded.

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