By 2030, the share of the population living without electricity supplies will drop from 60% in 2015 to about 10%.

The challenge

Nigeria is reforming its power industry to achieve 30 GW of power generation additions, a 765 kV super grid, developing gas, large hydro, renewables, and coal.

The solution

Energy Consulting performed a detailed analysis of the country’s power supply and demand outlook, along with analyzing any constraints on gas supply that could inhibit the country’s ability to meet its objectives.


Full lifecycle risk assessment

30 GW

additional power generation needed

1,400 MW

natural gas-powered electricity to be added

Energy Consulting’s role in the project included a Nigeria power market/system study to support 10 GW Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and identify risks:

  • Power market analysis: Supply & Demand outlook through 2020
  • Gas market: Analyze gas supply constraints
  • Transmission analysis: Identify vulnerable points and transmission risks

The project had the following outcomes:

  • Nigeria Electric Regulatory Commission (NERC) amended the grid codes to allow unit sizes up to 275 MW.
  • Independent Power Producers (IPPs) can consider generators with higher ratings that can offer lower cost per MW because of a smaller footprint.
  • Fuel transportation and power transmission evacuation study developed for key plants.
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