Article by ESI Africa

The Nigerian federal government sets out plans for the energy sector's generation capacity to be met through traditional and renewable energy resources.

Last week, federal government stated through its Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda document that it seeks to increase Nigeria's power generation from the current 3,000MW to 45,101MW by 2030.

Further to this target, government stated it also expects renewable energy generation to reach 13,800MW within this time frame, the Guardian reported.

Media reported that, the document also declared that by 3030, the country would be generating 13,000MW from gas, 3,200MW from coal; 2,000MW from nuclear; 5,000MW from solar; 1,000MW from solar thermal; and 1,100MW from biomass.

SE4ALL: combined with other policies

The director in the ministry of power, Timothy Oyedeji, is reported to have revealed that government has adopted four documents, namely;

    National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP),
    National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP),
    Sustainable Energy for All-Action Agenda (SE4ALL-AA), and
    Nigerian Power Sector Investment, Opportunities and Guidelines.

Oyedeji said these documents are expected to promote access to regular electricity in the country. He disclosed that the development of NREAP, has received tremendous support from the European Union, media reported.

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