This study investigates the renewable energy planning process and governance for implementing grid-based renewable energy in Nigeria. The presentation assesses the barriers, enablers, and drivers for the energy transition. Despite the creation of policies and strategies to drive the transition to renewable energy (solar and wind) since 2014, the research found that there have yet to be any new renewable energy technologies deployed to the grid. As a theoretical lens, the presentation uses the multi-level perspective to examine this policy failure through semi-structured interviews with thirty-one industry and non-industry experts. The research findings show that though there are notable drivers and enablers to accelerate the transition, the barriers to the uptake of renewable energy on the Nigerian grid are multi-faceted and reinforce the existing regime systems dominated by fossil fuel energy sources. Hence, for there to be a transition to a low-carbon electricity grid in Nigeria, renewable energy needs to be in protected spaces and supported by the government and other key stakeholders.
ADEDOKUN, R., STRACHAN, P. and SINGH, A. 2023. Investigating the strategic planning process and governance to promote grid-based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Science talks [online], 5, article 100116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sctalk.2022.100116