Welcome to Energy Commission of Nigeria

The Energy Commission of Nigeria came to being through the enabling Act No. 62 of 1979, as amended by Act No. 32 of 1988 and Act No. 19 of 1989 (see ECN Act.)

The Commission commenced operation in 1989 after the meeting of the Heads of ECOWAS on 29th May 1982 in Cotonou, where a decision was taken that each member state should establish by law,a body within the machinery of government, to be charged with the responsibility for coordinating and supervising all energy functions and activities within each Member State and may be called ENERGY COMMISSION of each Member State (see for Official Journal of ECOWAS, Protocols, Decisions & Directives, Vol. 4, June 1982, pg 50).

Vision & Mission

The Nigeria 2050 Calculator: A tool to plot and explore Nigeria Pathways for Climate Change mitigation

Latest News

Senator Hope Nzodinma, Governor of Imo State Visits Energy Commission of Nigeria

The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma has paid a visit to the Management of Energy Commission of Nigeria. The visit was to establish a technical cooperation with the Commission with a view to facilitating the development of energy resources and lighten up Imo state. The Director General of the Commission, Prof. Eli Jidere Bala, made a presentation of . . .   Read More

The Director General, ECN, Prof Eli Jidere Bala, and the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma

Group photograph with the Governor while maintaining COVID-19 protocol

MoU between ECN and BEIS for the Update of NECAL2050 Signed

Energy Commission of Nigeria on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for update of the Nigeria Energy Calculator 2050 (NECAL2050) in collaboration with the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Abuja . . .   Read More

DG/CEO ECN Prof. E.J. Bala and Dr. Peter Tarfa, signing the MoU

From left: Hon. Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Dr. Peter Tarfa, Prof. Eli Bala and British High Commissioner to Nigeria Ms. Catriona Laing after the MoU was signed.

The DG ECN on NTA Flagship Program “Good Morning Nigeria

The Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria, Prof. Eli Jidere Bala participated in the NTA flagship programme “Good morning Nigeria” which came live on air in the early Morning of 15th June 2020. The DG who was in company of the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu was at the program to examine . . .   Read More

The Honorable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology,Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (M) flanked by the Director General/CEO of Energy Commission of Nigeria Prof. E. J. Bala (R) and the NTA Crew in a group photograph after the programme

Upcoming Events

Postponement of the National Energy Summit 2020

This is to regrettably inform you that the National Energy Summit 2020 scheduled to hold from 19th -20th March 2020 at The Wells Carlton Hotel & Apartments, Asokoro, Abuja, has been postponed until a later date. The postponement is due to the growing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus worldwide, which has resulted in international flight cancellations and its consequential effects on our international collaborators and participants. A new date would be . . .  Read More


Watch live, the proceedings of Energy Commission’s Technical Bid Opening (Category A) on Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 by 10.00am. Click here

ADDENDUM: Invitation to Tender 2020 New

Further to our advertisement on the Tender Journal (Volume 16 No. 11), the Nation and the Daily Trust Newspapers of Monday, July 6, 2020, the Commission wish to notify all prospective bidders of Lot 29A and other Transformer Installation related projects, to submit amongst other requirements, evidence of current NEMSA Licence (valid till December 31, 2020) for contractors in the electric power sector issued by . . .   See Detail Here

Vacancies in ECOWAS Specialized Agencies and Institutions (Deadline: August 2020)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform qualified Nigerians of vacancies in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Specialised Agencies and Institutions. . .   See Detail Here

Invitation to Tender and Expression of Interest (EOI) for Year 2020 (New)

In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, the Energy Commission wishes to undertake the procurement of works/services under the 2020 capital projects. Experienced and competent contractors/consultants are invited to apply for the Technical and Financial bids under category A and submit Expression of Interest (EOI) under category B of the various projects of the Commission for the 2020 fiscal year . . . See Detail Here

Beware of Contract Scam

Policy Maker

ECN is the apex government organ empowered to carry out overall energy sector planning and policy implementation.


ECN is the apex government in charge of all energy journals and papers in Nigeria.

National Energy Databank

ECN by mandate is the main go to area for all energy data and statistics in Nigeria.