The power shortage problem has been plaguing Nigeria for decades. Nigeria’s national population is about 180 million. With the increasing living standards and the rapid population growth, the country’s demands for electricity have increased significantly. At present, the actual power generation is less than 5,000 megawatts, and nearly half of the population is in a state of power shortage, and the per capita power generation is at the lowest level in the world. A recent report by the African Development Group shows that about 93% of Nigerians do not have access to stable electricity supply.
In a seminar to solve the problem that the vast rural and urban communities in Nigeria could not access electricity, Ms. Ifeoma Malu, the regional director of the National Electricity Organization and the general manager of the clean technology company, said that more than 60% of Nigerians could not use electricity, while the population on the grid was Faced with a large number of power outages. Due to technical, financial, operational and regulatory issues, the power gap is 175,000 MW, and traditional grid power is insufficient to meet Nigeria’s growing population needs.
Nigeria’s energy problems have made most people unhappy, limiting the prospects for economic development and improving people’s well-being, and finding alternative power supplies. Renewable energy is the best solution to this problem. The development of renewable energy, especially scattered solar energy, bio-energy can solve the current issue of poor distribution links and exorbitant electricity tariffs. At the same time, Nigeria can increase its power generation capacity while achieving its commitment to clean energy.