The Federal Government has unveiled a sustainable energy for All- Agenda (SE4ALL-AA) that would increase electricity generation in Nigeria, the present 3,000 Mega Watts (MW) to 45,101MW by 2030.
Government planned to achieve this target gradually from the present 3,121MW from fossil fuel to 18,200MW by 2030.
FG which made this known at its Sustainable Energy For All Action Agenda document obtained by The Guardian on Tuesday, also expected renewable energy generation to reach 13,800MW. It declared that by 3030, the nation would be generating 13,000MW from gas, 3,200MW from coal; 2,000MW from nuclear; 5,000MW from solar; 1,000MWfrom solar thermal; and 1,100MW from biomass.
Timothy Oyedeji, Director of Press, Ministry of Power, in a statement said that the government has adopted four documents, which are National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP), National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP), Sustainable Energy for All-Action Agenda (SE4ALL-AA) and the Nigerian Power Sector Investment, Opportunities and Guidelines.
According to Oyedeji, these documents are expected to promote access to regular electricity in the country.He disclosed that the development of NREAP, has received tremendous support from European Union (EU).
He added that the German Government funded GIZ through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), underscored that inefficient use of energy supply will increase environmental problems.
He added that it also believed that it would increase cost of goods and services. “It can also compound the problem of access by large army of our population as it would be expedient to avoid investment in power in excess of actual requirement, because of scarcity of resources.
The 2015 draft document is aimed at harnessing Nigeria’s vast energy potentials through harmonization with other policy initiatives and action plans, as well as provision of technical and financial supports for the attainment of set goals and objectives.