We’re positive that the newly elected President, Muhammadu Buhari understands that lamps, candles and open fires can’t be our supply of lighting, nor darkness an choice – because it stops productiveness and encourages crime. However what we have no idea is whether or not his administration plans to hands-off Nigeria’s heavy reliance on conventional vitality assets, and help creating applied sciences past conventional useful resource extraction i.e. the event of unpolluted and sustainable vitality applied sciences that may present financial alternatives to the nation.
As quickly rising economies search to safe secure vitality provides, Renewable Power (RE) turns into undoubtedly the panacea. In Nigeria, the federal government and the folks closely depend on fossil gasoline to generate energy, regardless of plethora pure assets that abound within the nation which when correctly harnessed will safe secure vitality provides that won’t solely be sustainable and uninterrupted, however will influence positively on the surroundings.
Power is strategically substantial to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of products and providers which varieties each economic system. Development and improvement inside a rustic are usually not solely formed by expertise and economics, but additionally by authorities insurance policies and public acceptance. Though the nation strongly depends on conventional vitality sources for technology of energy; nonetheless, international influences over the yr are strongly pushing for innovation and development within the vitality sector of most creating international locations, and calling to a big diploma reliance on renewable vitality as a substitute for vitality dearth.
Due to this fact, it’s crucial that Nigeria – a rustic with endowment of pure vitality assets develop them to maximise the advantages to the economic system as a complete. Nonetheless, the success will rely largely on insurance policies President Buhari’s authorities will make in direction of international and native investments into hydro, photo voltaic, stranded fuel, biomass, wind, and geothermal tasks within the nation.
Aside from RE being a clear and sustainable different to fossil gasoline within the manufacturing of vitality, it additionally portends a win-win scenario wherever on the earth. Though the present big price surrounding technology, distribution and advertising and marketing of RE particularly photo voltaic vitality appears discouraging, but the non-public sector and international traders shouldn’t be discouraged from boosting funding in RE, whereas the current authorities tries as a lot as it may possibly to scale back the extent of forms within the vitality sector with a view to appeal to each native and worldwide funding. Definitely, as extra creativity, innovation and demand come into place there’s sure to be a pointy fall in the price of future funding in RE.
There must be a deep synergy between energy engineering, building and funding expertise in creating markets that can appeal to traders, builders and deliverers of renewable energy belongings; a community of partnering firms to offer engineering, administration and monetary help, while providing the power to behave as a bankable sponsor for small, medium and enormous renewable energy tasks within the nation.