Power to Africa volume 1: Nigeria (part 1)

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Summary: As the largest country in Africa with 177 million people, it is not surprising that the daily demand for power in Nigeria is estimated at 10 GW. However, due to a number of social, economic and infrastructure challenges, power supply only averages approximately 4 GW. Despite these challenges, Nigeria has favourable conditions for alternative energy sources such as hydro, solar and wind which may be key to Nigeria’s ability to meet rising demand.

In our first instalment of BLP’s Power to Africa series, we will look at the Nigerian power sector. This instalment will be split into two parts: the first looking at the challenges and opportunities facing power generation and distribution in Nigeria; and the second looking at Nigeria’s energy policies and anticipated future developments in the country’s power sector.

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