Nigeria Solar IPP Support Program

Nigeria Solar IPP Support Program

The Programme will catalyse delivery of approximately 400 MW of renewable power through the successful financing, construction and operation of the first 3 to 5 selected utility-scale solar power projects in Nigeria.

The concessional financing and debt replacement facility provided through the project reduces the perceived risks of investing and catalyses private sector investment amidst the current financing challenges within the power sector, namely scarce and expensive financing from commercial financial institutions. GCF, with Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) as the Accredited Entity and the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a co-lender, joined forces to catalyse this investment by supporting eligible Independent Power Producers to achieve financial close, while creating an enabling environment for local financial institutions planning to finance renewable energy projects in the future.

This programme has an estimated lifespan of 21 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


07 Jun 2018 - 267 days

Funding proposal received

07 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

11 Dec 2018

Cleared by iTAP

01 Feb 2019


28 Feb 2019 - 454 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

Under implementation


One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

LoanUSD 100,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 100,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 100,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 140,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 27,000,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Phone +82 10 4458 7751
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GCF Information Disclosure
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

Africa Finance Corporation

Ms. Kome Johnson-Azuara
Associate Vice President, Investments
3a Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone +234 1 279 9669
Ms. Chinekwu Duru
Senior Vice President
3a Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone +234 1 279 9650

National Designated Authority


Federal Ministry of Environment

Dr. Yerima Tarfa
Director, Department of Climate Change
Department of Climate Change, Plot 444, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Green Building Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Phone +234 802 492 0107
Phone +234 813 555 1311