Damilola Ogunbiyi

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency
Managing Director

 

Damilola Ogunbiyi is Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and is responsible for implementing the Nigerian Off Grid Electrification Programme and Nigerian Electrification Project, which is a $350 million World Bank effort to rapidly increase deployment of solar mini-grids and solar home systems. She is also responsible for the Energizing Education Program, a government effort to provide uninterrupted electricity, using off-grid captive power plants, to 37 federal universities and seven university teaching hospitals. She is also the Power Sector Recovery Programme Coordinator, which includes coordinating policy actions and operational, governance and financial interventions by the government to restore the financial viability of Nigeria’s power sector, improve transparency and service delivery, and reset the overall industry for future growth. She previously worked as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Power, and Head of the Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice-President. Before joining the government, she was the first female to be appointed as General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, which is responsible for public lighting, independent power projects and energy development in Lagos State. Under her leadership, five independent power projects were completed, delivering over 55 megawatts of power. Mrs. Ogunbiyi maintains a keen interest in mentoring and empowering young people. She created the Lagos State Energy Academy to build the capacity of young people in renewable energy technology.
 

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