‘How Nigeria can meet its energy needs with over 2bmt coal reserves’

The Guardian Nigeria | Jul 7, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • About one billion metric tonnes (bmt) of untapped coal reserves might help Nigeria meet at least 30 per cent of its power needs amid growing clamour for clean and renewable energy.
  • The deposits, according to the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), are 639 million tonnes, while the inferred reserves are in the region of 2.75 billion tonnes.
  • To the Nigerian National Committee of the World Energy Council (NNC-WEC), for the economy to grow at a rate of 10 per cent, the country’s energy needs must hit 30,000MW by 2020, and 78,000MW in 2030.