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

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The Nigeria 2050 Calculator(NECAL2050): A tool to plot and explore Nigeria Pathways for Climate Change mitigation. To visit NECAL2050 go to necal2050.energy.gov.ng

Latest News

Nigeria Elected Member of IRENA Council for Two Years

Nigeria has been elected a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council for the next two years. The election was done on Sunday at the closing session of the 13th Assembly of the international organisation. Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Prof. Eli Jidere Bala, who was present at the . . . Read More

The Nigerian Ambassador to UAE, H.E. Amb. Mohammed Dansanta Rimi; IRENA DG, Francesco La Camera; DG, ECN, Prof. Eli Jidere Bala and IRENA Snr. Programme Officer, Dr. Ricardo at the lunching

Lunching of REmap-Nigeria during IRENA Pre-Assembly Activity on 13th January 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE

…investment in renewables is costeffective, delivering economic growth and jobs, while achieving global climate and sustainable development objectives.

Nearly 60 per cent of Nigeria’s energy demand in 2050 can be met with renewable energy sources, saving 40 per cent in natural gas and 65 per cent in oil needs at the same time, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With a growing population and a range of . . . Read More

The Nigerian Ambassador to UAE, H.E. Amb. Mohammed Dansanta Rimi seated with the DG, ECN, Prof. Eli Jidere Bala during the pre-Assembly event

ECN, UNIDO, Others Validate Nigeria’s Industrial Energy Efficiency, Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production Policies

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and other stakeholders in the energy sector have met to validate Nigeria’s Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) and Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production (RECP) to boost the nation’s energy sector. Speaking during a . . . Read More

An environment expert with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Oluyomi Banjo (fourth from left) and the Director-General, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Prof. Eli Bala flanked by other stakeholders during the dialogue in Abuja.

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Notice to all Staff and General Public in Respect of Purported Recruitment in the Commission

This is to notify the staff and the general public that Energy Commission of Nigeria is not recruiting personnel at the moment. You are therefore, to discountenance the rumour of the purported recruitment in the Commission.
As a Government Agency, laid down procedures are followed to fill available vacancies, where they exist, in the Commission.
You are hereby informed that there is no truth in the rumour of the purported recruitment in the Commission.
ECN Contacts: phone: +2348051128884 and email: officialmail@energy.gov.ng

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List of Successful Companies Shortlisted for the Award of Contract of 2022 Capital Projects (New)

The under listed companies are informed that they have been shortlisted for award of contract for the Commission’s 2022 Capital year.

In view of the above, the date for collection of award letters will be communicated to you in due course. Meanwhile, Congratulations.

Please ensure that you update your account with FIRS to Pro-Max platform for ease of payment.

Click here for the List

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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.