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What Can We Do To Solve Nigeria's Power {electricity} Problems ?

Hi everyone,

One major source of frustration in today's Nigeria is the lack of constant electric power.

What can, or what should we do to get this thing right

How is it working elsewhere? Do we go solar for rural areas.

Millions of Nigerians generate their own power, but is there nothing we can do to have all these problems go away

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not really,

you see it comes to economics of scal.it really is not cost effective to power streets with small gas or diesel generators.

take gas generators, that would require a gas pipeline network .like in yankee. and am scared of that cause we don't have a sewer system in naija. (remember the fog in ikeja last year).

if you tally the operating costs of several small units against a centralised unit you'll see what i mean. think of this-you want redundancy, right?thats why base ststions have a duty and backup gen, and 2weeks plus diesel supply. so in your close, you would have to carve out a niche for two generators, a diesel tank, and then worry about environmental pollution(diesel spills, air pollution, noise pollution)!

there is always a possibilioty of a failure or breakdown.in a centralised power plant, with say 12 turbines, two can serve as backups.

and that still doesn't include the logistics of procuring diesel.

don't mind me, am not yet quite up to that entreprenurial thinking (we can doanything we put our minds to!). still thinking like a manager, (boss, these are the issues!)

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unfortunately, power engineering is VERY capital intensive . also, you are unlikely to see immediate returns on investment.

even worse, thanks to the incompetents at PHCN, there are no concise records of the precise power requirments of nigeria. no one knows how many MW are required to run this country.

its funny tho,

while we embtrace the darkness and heat.

uncle sege gives away power to our 'less privileged 'neigbours!

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I can't wait until the time when I can supply electricity to the people on my street and get paid for it.

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Honestly, i was with my mum yesterday and we were talking about how worse they've become. She told me a relative called her and told her dat they brought over =N=20,000 bill for light dat has been almost non-existent in dat house and nobody even lives in d house except once in a while, when d relative goes there.

I can't even think of a solution right now. God forgive me, it's like dat country is cursed or something cos sometimes it feels like we're taking one step forward and in d middle, they take two steps backwards again.

Can u imagine how much dat country would be losing in investments, businesses on dat aspect alone?

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The solution is privatization. Break up the monopoly into several pieces and sell each piece to the highest bidder!

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Adechuks, I'm with you on this question. We have to find a solution . . . fast!

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this nepa issue well i don't even know what i can say about them, cos they are frustrating everyone, that is the only organisation that nigerians hate in this country. since we got alot of sun i tink we can move up to solar power, at least its far better than nepa!!

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Once the private sector is invited into commercial power generation and distribution, all will be well.

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Small scale power generation not that expensive if the government doesn't stand in one's way.

All you need is a gas or diesel generator, some wires, and pay-as-you-go meters, and your street will have power.

If we power one street at a time, then before we know it there will be power everywhere. That's my dream.

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