American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Articles Information
American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.1, No.4, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Oct. 27, 2015
Electricity Crisis in Nigeria: The Way Forward
Pages: 180-186 Views: 2901 Downloads: 4430
Authors
[01] Onochie Uche Paul, National Centre for Energy and Environment, Energy Commission of Nigeria, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
[02] Obanor Albert, National Centre for Energy and Environment, Energy Commission of Nigeria, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
[03] Aliu Sufianu Adeiza, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Abstract
Electricity is the prime mover that drives the economic development of every country and any nation that desires to develop will ignore the power sector to its peril. Any nation whose energy need is epileptic in supply, prolongs her development and risks losing potential investors. The greatest engineering challenge in Nigeria today is the issue of the provision of steady, adequate, affordable and efficient electricity supply. This paper presents the electricity supply situation and challenges in Nigeria and suggests the effective utilisation of available fossil fuels and renewable energy resources as the way forward to ending the electricity crisis in Nigeria.
Keywords
Nigeria, Electricity Crisis, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy
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