The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential of decentralized, renewable mini-grid to solve the Nigerian rural energy problems. According to the World Bank, about 80 million Nigerians living in 8000 villages across the country lack access to electricity. Many of these villages are fortunate enough to be in proximity to indigenous renewable energy resources such as hydro, solar, wind, etc. and as such there is huge potential to deploy renewable energy technology in the design and construction of a low voltage electrical network. In many places due to remoteness and cost, it is unlikely that a main grid connection will ever be established. For Nigeria to achieve its millennium development goals, she must address urgently, the energy needs of the people, especially those at the rural communities. This will lead to economic growth in the rural region and thus the driving force to attaining rural community and sustained national development which is in line with the present Sustainable Development Goal, SDG of United Nations Development Program.
Developing countries, Economic growth, Rural electricity, Renewable energy resources/technology, Sustainable development
Kamilu O. Lawal , Badmus Abdulhafeez , Prof. G.A Bakare "Using Decentralized Renewable Mini-grid To Tackle Nigeria's Rural Energy Problems" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 11 2018 Page 40-46
Kamilu O. Lawal , Badmus Abdulhafeez , Prof. G.A Bakare "Using Decentralized Renewable Mini-grid To Tackle Nigeria's Rural Energy Problems" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(11)