Increasing Electricity Supply for Development in Selected ECOWAS member States
Project Report from the year 2018 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, , language: English, abstract: The paper will firstly consider the reasons for the widening gap between supply and demand of electricity in Nigeria and the ECOWAS region. Thereafter, the potentials and opportunities in solar and natural gas for increasing power supply in West Africa will be analysed. It should be noted that the data for the West African Pipeline is limited.
The study suggests that the investment in new and improved methods for the generation of electricity is a necessity to ensure sustainability in supply and also eliminate the electricity gap permanently which will result in the overall furtherance in environmental, economic and social aspects. ECOWAS, therefore, provides for solutions that introduce renewable energy solutions to overcome current challenges in off peak generation and Natural Gas for Base Load generation of electricity to stabilise electricity supply so the demand can be met.