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Coal Based Generation: A Solution to Nigeria Electricity Problem

Coal Based Generation: A Solution to Nigeria Electricity Problem

Nigeria continues to rely on oil and hydro based sources for power, however this article suggests that a move towards clean coal based generation of power is vital if Nigeria aspires to develop at the rate at which China, South Africa and Germany have. Furthermore, the paper emphasis that with an estimated coal reserve of

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Investment Opportunities In Nigerian Power Sector

  This presentation examines some shortcomings within the Nigerian power sector but also highlights the tendencies for the power sector to develop into a strong sector. The paper illustrates that Nigeria possesses a large range of natural resources for power generation such as gas, hydro, coal, and wind. It adds that a large percentage of


Can renewable energy turn Nigeria’s lights on? (2013)

Reliable night-time lighting for households, for refrigeration, and affordable power for businesses would change many lives, and renewable energy has the potential to do this. But for solar power, hydropower and wind energy to be made available on a significant scale, government policy needs to change. Affordable loans to finance development and market growth for


Renewable Energy Potential in Nigeria (2012)

This report discusses energy sector in Nigeria and recommends action for harnessing the country’s renewable energy potential. The scale of opportunities for renewables is only just becoming apparent, much more than the public or policy-makers realise, as new grid technologies such as concentrated solar power are emerging as in competitors with conventional power generation.  Finance


Power Africa – Annual Report (2015)

Power Africa’s over 100 private sector partners have committed more than $20 billion toward specific projects, including $1 billion in commitments under Beyond the Grid, our effort to ensure that people living in remote areas also get access to power. Success in mobilising commitments has been possible because Power Africa has put people on the

Power Africa – Annual Report (2016)

The Power Africa Initiative has seen great progress in the commercial viability of both household rooftop systems and grid-scale solar power projects in sub-Saharan Africa. For example, in Nigeria, the Nigerian Bulk Trader signed power purchasing agreements (PPA) on 14 Solar independent power projects (IPP) in July 2016.These solar IPPs, totalling 1,125 MW of generation


Micro-grids for Rural Electrification: A critical review of best practices based on seven case studies (2014)

Micro-grid systems substantially differ in their busi­ness, financial and organisational models, as they depend on size, technology, demand, resource availability, social context, and quality and quan­tity of the service they strive to provide. This publication by the United Nations Foundation attempts to grasp the implications for the sustainability of different micro-grid sys­tems.  Part of the methodology included


Renewable Energy in West Africa – Status, Experiences and Trends (2012)

This book is a compilation of articles written by several authors and important regional and international institutions. The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) and Casa África have prepared this publication on the state of renewable energy in Western Africa. The objective is to present the

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