There are six Energy Research Centres under the Commission with specific Technical/Research roles.

These are:

  • National Centre for Energy Research and Development (NCERD), at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (responsible for research in solar and renewable energy) 

  • Sokoto Energy Research Centre (SERC), at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (also responsible for research in solar and renewable energy)
  • National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC) at the University of Lagos (responsible for research in energy efficiency and conservation).
  • National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development (NCHRD) at the University of Ilorin (responsible for research in hydropower).
  • National Centre for Energy & Environment (NCEE) at the University of Benin (responsible for research in energy and environment).
  • National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development (NCPRD) at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (responsible for research in petroleum).