Onyinye is the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Sub-Saharan African Region Young Energy Professional, 2020. She is YALI Power Africa, Young Women in African Power Alumnus and the first female Certified Energy Manager (CEM) in Nigeria. She is a versatile professional with 11 years’ experience in ICT consulting and Energy Management. She is the Head of Mini-Grids at Engie Energy Access Nigeria, and recently led the team that raised 60mUSD Project finance capital to build Mini-Grid

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Private sector


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Current employer

ENGIE Energy Access

Work experience

  • Head, Mini-Grids
    ENGIE Energy Access - Full-time From April 2021 to Present

    I lead the Engie Energy Access Nigeria deal team to close a 60mUSD Project finance deal with Cross Boundary Energy Access for electrifying 150,000 households in Nigeria through MiniGrids. I have in parallel lead the team that built a pipeline of over 100 viable mini-grid communities; signed exclusivity agreement, conducted surveys, executed commercial analysis and managed all involved stakeholders. rnFurthermore, I am building a high performing team. We have grown from 2 to 15.

  • Energy Markets Consultant
    Energy Markets and Regulatory Consultant - Full-time From January 2020 to March 2021

    I was part of the team that computed a Baseline Energy Demand Study for 2019 and 2020 for a Distribution Company with over 1,000,000 customers and distributed 4.2TWh of energy. I was the consultant in charge of Eko Distribution Company (DisCo) and modelled their energy tariffs, disaggregated into different tariff bands for the distribution of 3.8 TWh of energy, and provided specialist advice for tariff renegotiations.

  • Preventive Maintenance Specialist
    Ikeja Electric - Full-time From August 2014 to December 2019

    I developed and implemented the policy and framework for preventive maintenance operations on all power distribution assets; 17,000 distribution transformers, 290 distribution feeders valued at over 20 Million USD. I lead a team of 10 Engineers and 36 technicians to a result of 10% reduction in distribution transformer failure (Y on Y). I successfully trained over 100 Technical Staff on Technical Loss Calculation in distribution networks using a Power System Planning Software (NEPLAN


  • Energy Technology and Managament
    University of Ibadan From November 2016 to May 2019
  • Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University From November 2005 to July 2010

Area of expertise

Electricity market design Electricity Regulation Energy market models Operations Portfolio management


  • English
  • Igbo


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