In 2004, the Government of Nigeria (GON) committed to add 4.8GW capacity to the national grid. If the GON is to meet this target and address the shortfalls in Nigeria’s power generation, effective policy making to best utilise the country’s resources while also adopting greener sources of energy will be vital. However, continued reliance on non-renewable power means it remains important for the GON to help develop this sector responsibly.

Continuing on from Part 1 of our first instalment of BLP’s Power to Africa series, which looked at the challenges and opportunities facing power generation and distribution in Nigeria, we now focus on Nigeria’s energy policies and the anticipated future developments in the country’s power sector.

Read more in Part 2.