Renewable energy scenarios for sustainable electricity supply in Nigeria

Ishaya Jonah Tegina Tambari, Michael O. Dioha, Pierre Failler

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    An attempt has been made using a bottom-up model to examine business-as-usual and 100% renewable electricity generation scenarios for Nigeria. Results indicate that Nigeria can achieve 100% renewable electricity supply by 2050 with the deployment of a mix of renewable energy technologies, especially utility-scale solar PV and onshore wind turbines. CO2 emissions are expected to peak by 2030 and decline to zero in 2050. In terms of total system cost, a transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2050 is a cheaper option compared to the conventional pathway, and it could potentially create around 1.54 million jobs for Nigerians by 2050.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number100017
    Number of pages13
    JournalEnergy and Climate Change
    Early online date23 Nov 2020
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020


    • Energy transition
    • Renewable energy
    • Energy policy
    • Nigeria


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