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India and Nigeria: An Overview of Power Sector Reforms and Performance (2015)

India and Nigeria: An Overview of Power Sector Reforms and Performance (2015)

India and Nigeria have been experiencing rapid economic and population growth which eventually led to massive increase in power demand. This has put so much stress on the two countries’ power sectors making their governments to implement policies and reforms aimed at tackling the challenges. India was able to transform its power sector with the


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


The Implications of Legal Reform in the Nigeria Power Sector (2016)

This paper tries to analyse the implications of the reforms propounded by law and policy, the extent to which the said reforms have improved or otherwise aided the power sector in supplying of electricity, the challenges with generation, distribution and transmission, the capacity which the sector can produce to serve the entire Nigerians etc. This


The Political Economy of Nigeria’s Power Sector Reforms: Challenges and Prospects, 2005-2015 (2016)

The paper unveils the challenges and prospects of the reforms and its strategic implications for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. It recommends that effective and efficient management of power supply will increase industrialisation, private and public participation, job creation, high productivity and redirection of youthful energies into productive forces to bring about national development. Source:  Mediterranean Journal

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Improving Market Efficiency: Low-income consumers and the power sector reforms (2015)

NIAF provided support to NERC to find out who the poor consumers of electricity are, what challenges they face, how much they pay for electricity and their willingness to pay for improved service.  By developing a low-income survey model for monitoring the market from a demand perspective, baseline information required by NERC to fulfil the


Powering Nigeria through Renewable Electricity Investments: Legal Framework for Progressive Realization (2015)

This paper argues that the absence of an effective legal framework to encourage and promote investments in renewable energy has been a major barrier to the utilisation of renewable energy in the national electricity sector. It goes further to investigate and discuss these legal barriers which include overlapping roles of participating institutions, lack of priority


An Economic Assessment of the Reform of Nigerian Electricity Market

This paper makes a critical assessment of the proposed reform of the electricity market in Nigeria. It highlights some of the challenges such as severe electricity crisis due to the appalling state of power infrastructures, double digit transmission losses and low tariffs. Empirical investigation was conducted using a Linear Programming optimization model via General Algebraic

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