The potential for hybridisation in Nigeria with renewable energies and batteries is enormous as the most populous country in Africa currently has under 5 GW of distributed power from the grid for its 191 million people. This is a huge undersupply. The Nigerian government is trying to increase the electrification rate of about 60% and at the same time increase the generation and distribution capacities of the power grid. But how is the battery storage market in Nigeria – and how is it regulated?
Duke Benjamin heads the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) of GIZ, which advises key stakeholders in the Nigerian electricity industry on reliable and sustainable electricity supply. Before joining GIZ, Duke supported German companies establish and expand their economic relations with Nigeria as the Deputy Delegate at AHK Nigeria. Prior to AHK, Duke worked with Stadtwerke Ruesselsheim in Sales, Product Development, Project Management and finally as Head of Energy Services.