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Solar Power is the key to reliability

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By Dawn

Shortfalls / reliability can be addressed through renewable energy.

The Nigerian government is increasing the distribution of the N140 billion solar intervention fund in order to close the energy gap in rural communities. The solar intervention fund is a part of the larger “Power Sector Rehabilitation and Restructuring Program” (PSRP), which is a government initiative to improve the state of the Nigerian power sector. The PSRP was first announced in December of 2016, and the solar intervention fund was initially set at a value of N100 billion. However, due to the success of the program, the Nigerian government has increased the fund to N140 billion. The goal of the solar intervention fund is to provide solar power to rural communities that do not have access to Electricity.

Off grid technologies, which include solar, wind, and micro hydro, have the potential to reduce Poverty and create a $2 billion annual market opportunity, according to the Apex bank. These technologies can provide energy access to people who do not have access to traditional grid systems, and they can also help to improve the quality of life for those living in poverty. In addition, off grid technologies can help to reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions and create new jobs.

The Fund is helping to improve the livelihoods of rural residents.

The Nigerian government has announced a new Solar Energy initiative to expand energy access to 25 million people. The initiative will provide Solar Panels and batteries to households, businesses, and government institutions.

The CBN Rural Electrification Fund is making remarkable progress through the deployment of energy uses in Agriculture. Proper implementation of the Fund can help to lift many underserved communities from poverty. By increasing access to energy, the Fund is helping to improve the livelihoods of rural residents. The Fund is also promoting Economic Development in rural areas, which can help to reduce poverty.

We anticipate that it will lead to significant growth in the sector.

The Nigerian government has announced plans to scale up disbursement to developers in order to provide Renewable Energy components and electricity through mini-grids and solar. This is great news for the Nigerian people and will hopefully help to improve the quality of life for many. The Nigerian government has long been interested in renewable energy, and has been working to develop a strategy for deploying renewable energy systems across the country.

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has recently announced a 10 billion Naira intervention to support solar power development in Nigeria. This is a welcome development, as it will lead to a rise in off-grid solar connections, as financiers are increasingly drawn to the sector through programs like Solar Power Naija and the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REA). Solar power is a critical part of Nigeria’s energy mix, and is especially well-suited for rural areas and other underserved regions. The NSIA’s investment is a clear sign of the increasing interest in solar power, and we anticipate that it will lead to significant growth in the sector.

Plans to generate 30% of the country’s electricity from renewables by 2030.

Despite increased funding for traditional energy sources, investment in renewable energy has not kept pace. The government has plans to generate 30% of the country’s electricity from renewables by 2030, but current investment levels are insufficient to meet that goal. The shortfall in renewable investment is due in part to a lack of clear policies and regulations that would incentivize investment in renewables. In addition, the cost of renewables remains higher than the cost of traditional energy sources, and the government has not done enough to promote renewables or to make them more affordable. Until the government takes action to address these issues, investment in renewables will continue to lag behind investment in traditional energy sources.


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