Nigeria: Government hopes for solar PV programme

Issue 451 - 03 Dec 2021

A reduction in Nigerian governmental support for the Azura Edo gas project may allow the revival of 14 solar PV projects which signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET) in 2016, but which have been on life support since then because of the sector’s financial difficulties. There have been various attempts to resuscitate the solar programme, including an attempt earlier this year to fast-track five projects through negotiations with the Ministry of Finance, but none have yet met with success.

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