Nigeria renewables update: Wind and solarmove slowly, but HEPs get investment

The wave of gas-fired power plants, several now under construction, remain at the forefront of government plans to improve the dire state of Nigeria’s generation output. But while lack of activity to implement the substantial number of planned solar and wind projects puts into question ambitious targets to increase the level of renewable energy (RE) in the mix, to 10% of total generation by 2017 and 20% by 2020, government commitments to boost hydroelectric power (HEP) generation could yet deliver results. Nigeria has an estimated 17GW of HEP potential.

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