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Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Page: 34-39
Potentials for Sustainable Power Supply in Nigeria: An Overview of Energy Resources in Western Nigeria
Israel Dunmade, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
Received: Mar. 25, 2017;       Accepted: Apr. 20, 2017;       Published: Jun. 23, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20170603.13      View  2464      Downloads  115
Availability of affordable energy is essential for the improvement of living standard and economic growth in any country. This study examined available energy resources in Western Nigeria and analyzed how they can be harnessed for sustainable energy supply. The study approach used involved literature survey, observation tour of some locations across the region and analysis of the observed scenario. The development of the proposed sustainable solution is based the study of countries in similar situation and how they were able to surmount their energy supply problems as well as personal understanding of the necessary adjustments for differences in locational factors and culture. The framework recommends integration of small number of abundantly available renewable energy sources at a scale manageable by locally available hands and in collaboration with all the stakeholders. It is believed that the proposed sustainable energy technology would ameliorate the persistent energy problems in the region. The proposed energy supply system is also expected to be economically affordable, environmentally friendly and culturally compatible.
Affordable Energy, Energy Management, Hybrid Energy, Western Nigeria
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Israel Dunmade, Potentials for Sustainable Power Supply in Nigeria: An Overview of Energy Resources in Western Nigeria, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 34-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20170603.13
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