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Nigeria's energy poverty: Insights and implications for smart policies and framework towards a smart Nigeria electricity network

Monyei, Chukwuka; Adewumi, Aderemi O.; Obolo, Michael O.; Sajou, Barka

Authors

Chukwuka Monyei Chukwuka.Monyei@uwe.ac.uk
Research Fellow - Demand Side Energy Management & Big Data Analytics

Aderemi O. Adewumi

Michael O. Obolo

Barka Sajou



Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd A thorough and exhaustive review of relevant literature and associated works is carried out to critically examine energy poverty in Nigeria with respect to ownership and income. Using the desktop approach and empirical formulas, the persistent failure of public infrastructure like healthcare, education and security to the poor electricity generation, transmission and distribution capacity in the country is examined; alongside current government's contribution to buoying our generation capacity and electricity access through policies and investment. The findings of the review reveal the urgent need for the smart roll out of distributed generation units in order to stimulate and encourage the ongoing diversification of the economy and also the need for a sustainable road map that incorporates the successes of countries faced with similar challenges. This review paper also proposes the need for palliatives in form of subsidized solar home systems (SHSs) through a sustainable and economically viable means for off grid homes to assuage the effects of non-availability of grid electricity.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Print ISSN 1364-0321
Electronic ISSN 1879-0690
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 81
Issue 1
Pages 1582-1601
APA6 Citation Monyei, C. G., Monyei, C., Adewumi, A. O., Obolo, M. O., & Sajou, B. (2018). Nigeria's energy poverty: Insights and implications for smart policies and framework towards a smart Nigeria electricity network. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81(1), 1582-1601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.237
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.237
Keywords energy poverty, income, electricity network, competent policy, economy, distributed generation
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.237

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