Nigeria’s electricity supply is grossly inadequate, irregular and unreliable. Total available daily generation varies from time to time but usually ranges from about 3,000 MW to 4,000 MW. This is far from meeting the national power demand of 40,000 MW (connected and suppressed demand). The result is that many industries have closed down their businesses or relocated to neighbouring countries resulting in high rate of unemployment and cost of goods and services. Manufacturers are forced to depend on self-generation for survival. This paper posits that complete dependence on Nigeria’s total installed grid capacity of 12,954.40 MW (as at December 2019) portends a great danger to the largest economy in Africa as there is no grid-connected renewables in the country. Besides ensuring future low-carbon energy development, it draws attention to the huge renewable energy potentials of Nigeria ready for exploitation to mitigate the current energy crisis.
Renewable Energy, Energy Mix, Installed Capacity, Grid, Self-Generation.
Cletus Uche Okoye , Isaiah A. Adejumobi "Increasing Energy Mix in Nigeria’s Electric Grid Through Renewable Energy Development" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 5 2021 Page 214-221
Cletus Uche Okoye , Isaiah A. Adejumobi "Increasing Energy Mix in Nigeria’s Electric Grid Through Renewable Energy Development" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(5)