Renewable Energy: Nigeria Targets 16,000 MW by 2015

[This Day – African Views on Global News] The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) said the country is planning to produce about 15903 MW of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2015. A report by the technical committee set up by Federal Government to evaluate the country’s renewable energy potentials said the nation has about 15 sources from which it can expand its existing power generation capacities. Speaking at the workshop on renewable energy development organized by ECN in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Abuja, the Director-General of ECN, Prof. Abubakar Sambo said government is developing a master plan that would enable the exploitation of renewable energy sources in the areas of solar energy, small hydros, wind and biomass energy generating systems.

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