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Nigeria's Energy and Policy Vision 20:2020: Issues of wind and other Renewable Energy Technologies

Ajayi, O. O. (2010) Nigeria's Energy and Policy Vision 20:2020: Issues of wind and other Renewable Energy Technologies. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection.

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Abstract

The study was used to assess and analyze the policy issues of Nigeria energy production and distribution in line with the current vision 20:2020 of the federal government with particular focus given to the development of wind and other renewable energy technologies. Initiatives of the government at ridding the nation out of her energy poverty and the proposals of the renewable energy master plan were surveyed. It found that, the proposed renewable electricity generation plan represent an underestimation of the renewable energy resources’ potential of the nation and also the projected electricity demand supply plan was inadequate going by today’s reality of population and 13% gross domestic growth rate of vision 20:2020. Indices which represent greater opportunities for production of renewable electricity were identified and discussed. The outcome showed that although Nigeria has potentials to employ renewable energy resources of wind, solar and biomass as well as available small hydropower potentials to produce electricity, the identified challenges hindering the development of these resources must be overcome and the proposed strategies and suggestions employed for the nation to be on her way to stronger sustainable development and adequate energy development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 16:57
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 16:57
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2108

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