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DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13434800.v1



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Analysis of Grid Connected Independent Power Plant Capabilities on Electricity Generation Spectrum in Nigeria

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At the core of any meaningful economic activity is electric power. Absence or inadequacy of it in a nation stalls development in that nation. In Nigeria, there is a wide gap between forecast power and actual power generation needed for productive endeavours. For instance in July 2017, the generation peak load forecast was 14190MW while the actual generation peak load was 4567MW. In July 2018 it was again 14190MW (forecast) but 5110MW (actual). This paper uses descriptive statistics to analyse Independent Power Plant (IPP) capabilities spread across ten years (2009-2018). The results show that there is need to encourage more private investors to build additional IPPs in order to increase adequate power generation in Nigeria – especially in post-COVID-19 socio-economic crisis. Consequently, it is expected that the wide gap between generation peak load peak load forecast and actual peak load would be narrowed.