Fact Sheet: DRE-SDG nexus in Nigeria

Apr 03, 2019

Source/Author : Power for All

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Published at : 27th March 2019

Decentralized renewable energy can have a major impact on SDGs in Nigeria, when looking at education, business productivity or emissions. Nearly 2/3 of medium- and small-enterprise in off-grid and weak grid areas can reap the rewards of DRE.

A youth displaced by the fighting charges batteries with solar panels at a makeshift shop in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the United Nations (UN) base in Bentiu, Unity State, June 17, 2014. Around 39,000 people have found shelter in the UN base in Bentiu. About 1.5 million people have been displaced, including 378,000 who fled to neighbouring countries, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTR3UBTI


Nigeria is Africa’s largest potential off-grid market with 75 million of its population still living without electricity access, and 80% of those who have access still use alternative sources of energy due to frequent power outages. Evidence shows that Nigeria’s off-grid market has the capability to create sustainability and improve living conditions in the country. This factsheet explores the latest data on Nigeria’s off-grid technology and decentralized renewable energy (DRE) market and its positive linkage with the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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