The ECN is to ensure adequate, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy supply for the nation‚Äôs economic and socio-political development.
To promote sustainable energy development in Nigeria through the production of strategic plans and coordination of national policies in all its ramifications and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Commission shall:
a.¬†¬† ¬†Serve as a centre for gathering and dissemination of information relating to national policy in the field of Energy development;
b.¬†¬† ¬†Serve as a centre for solving any inter-related technical problems that may arise in the implementation of any policy relating to the field of energy;
c.¬†¬† ¬†Advise the government of the Federation or a State on questions relating to such aspect of Energy as the Government of the Federation or a State may from time to time refer to it;
d.¬†¬† ¬†Prepare, after consultation with such agencies of¬† government whose functions relates to the field of Energy development or supply as the Commission considered appropriate, periodic master plans for the balanced and co-ordinated development of energy in Nigeria and such plans shall include:
i)¬†¬† ¬†recommendations for the exploitation of new sources of energy as when considered necessary, and
ii)¬†¬† ¬†such other recommendations to the Government of the Federation relating to its functions under this Decree as the Commission may consider to be in the national interest;
e.¬†¬† ¬†Lay down guidelines on the utilization of energy types for specific purposes and in a prescribed sequence;
f.¬†¬† ¬†Inquire into and advise the Government of the Federation or of the State on the adequate funding of the energy sector including research and development, production and distribution;
g.¬†¬† ¬†Collate, analyse and publish information relating to the field of energy from all sources, where such information in relevant to the discharge of¬† its functions under¬† this Decree;
h.¬†¬† ¬†Monitor the performance of the Energy sector in the execution of government policies on energy;
i.¬†¬† ¬†Liaise with all international organisation in energy matters such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy agency, World Energy Council and other similar organisations;
j.¬†¬† ¬†Promote training and manpower development in Energy Sector; and
k.¬†¬† ¬†Carry out such other activities as are conducive to the discharge of its functions.