Electricity

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 9)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Power Sector Data report shows that Nigeria generated 36,397.92 Gwh of electricity in 2021, a 2 percent increase of over 35,720.27 Gwh generated in 20201. Despite the increase, the data suggests that about 4200MW of power was generated in 2021, which is grossly inadequate for a population above 200 […]

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An Update on the Nigerian Electrification Project: Electrifying Nigeria’s most underserved

The Nigerian Electrification Project (NEP) is a federal government scheme designed in 2018 with the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other partners to provide energy access to under- and unserved communities in Nigeria using renewable sources. It is a private sector-driven nationwide initiative implemented by the country’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA). The […]

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What Could The Mambilla Dam do for Nigeria?

The Mambilla Hydropower project will be a complex of four dams and two underground stations in the eastern Nigerian state of Taraba. The Chinese Export-Import Bank is funding 85% of the US$4.8 billion cost, and when completed, the dam will be Nigeria’s largest power plant at 3,050MW. The project, in development for 55 years, is […]

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Nigeria’s Electricity Challenges and Policy Bottlenecks

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and has one of the widest energy gaps in the world. To provide the necessary economic growth for its growing population, Nigeria urgently needs to improve its power sector. The country’s current installed capacity is close to 13,000 megawatts, but in practice, only about 3,800 megawatts gets evacuated for consumption […]

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Let There Be Light

It used to be that in Nigeria, a baby’s first words would almost certainly be ‘mommy’……..or ‘dada’ in the very least. Now, you’re lucky if the first thing your infant ever says isn’t ‘Up NEPA!’. That is how much worse the electrical power situation has become from, say, when baby-boomers were children. Nigerian millennials have […]

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