One of the most critical challenges we face is the lack of access to reliable and affordable energy for billions of people. Improving this access is consistent with UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), and is absolutely central to broader efforts to reduce poverty, improve education, health, gender equality and environmental sustainability.
Eni in Nigeria fully supports this agenda, as encapsulated in the United Nation’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative, which espouses the objective of achieving universal access to energy.
In this context, we execute and manage several access to energy projects in Nigeria, which deliver power to millions of Nigerians through several mechanisms including:
- Independent Power Projects (IPPs),
- The direct connection of communities to NAOC facilities,
- The establishment of off-grid systems, and
- Assisted connections to the national grid.
These projects are largely executed through the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), which operates in the onshore areas of the Niger Delta, where our host and transit communities are to be found.