ENERGY TRANSITIONS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF POLICIES FOR THE ADOPTION OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Keywords:Energy Transitions, Low-Carbon Technologies, System Integration, Policies, Plans, and Nigeria
This study underscores the role of Policies for adopting low-carbon technologies and system integration in Nigeria's energy transition. Although the nation has abundant energy resources, a sizeable section of its people lacks access to power, creating severe problems with energy accessibility. To address this problem, the government has implemented several programmes and plans. However, the high initial costs of low-carbon technology, particularly in rural regions, have hampered their development. The study emphasises the importance of a user-centred approach, contextualisation of technology, consideration of social norms, and the role of intermediaries in facilitating the adoption and use of low-carbon technologies. It also highlights how policy interventions can either accelerate or delay the adoption of low-carbon technologies. The study recommends that policymakers and technology developers adopt a holistic approach by considering various issues in policy formulation concerning the transition to low-carbon technologies.