Updated: Feb 4
By way of keeping our clients informed of developments, in our Profile Series, we will profile stakeholders, companies and players in the Nigerian renewable energy industry.
All On Partnerships for Energy Access Limited is a non-governmental organization established in 2016 by Shell Petroleum Development Company Ltd to act as a catalyst in the growth of Nigeria’s market for sustainable off-grid energy solutions. All On invests in off-grid energy solutions spanning solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas technologies deployed by both foreign and local alternative energy companies that complement available grid power across Nigeria and help bridge the nation's significant energy gap.
All On has a special focus on the Niger Delta.
The CEO of All On, Dr Wiebe Boer was born in Jos, Nigeria to Dutch missionary parents. Prior to joining All On as one of the founders of its Lagos office, Boer had spent years at Bolton Consulting Group and Heirs Holdings, both in Lagos. He had also worked as a director in the Rockefeller Foundation and as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. A trained historian, Boer holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. He is the author of a book on the history of football in Nigeria.
Fully seeded by Shell with contributions from organizations including U.S. African Development Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, All On is by far the most prominent independent player in Nigeria's solar energy industry. All On provides investments and financial support for already-existing energy solution providers to help their up-scaling. It also provides loans and equity alongside consultancy services.
A few of All On's contribution to the solar electricity industry in Nigeria are briefly profiled below.
The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge
The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge is a partnership by All On and the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF). Through the annual challenge, All On provides angel stage funding for Nigerian off-grid solar companies that are developing, scaling-up or extending the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy to reach remote communities underserved by existing power grids.