Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria provides readers with a detailed account of the dynamics of energy infrastructure change in Nigeria’s electricity sector.

The book starts by introducing the basic theories underpinning the politics of energy infrastructure supply and goes on to explore the historical dimensions of the Nigerian energy transition by highlighting the influences and drivers of energy systems change. Edomah also examines the political dynamics at play, highlighting the political actors and institutions that shape energy supply, as well as the impact of consumer politics. The book concludes by considering how all these factors may influence the future of energy in Nigeria.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, energy technology and infrastructure, and African Studies more generally.

chapter 1|9 pages


part I|36 pages

Energy demand and supply theories

part II|34 pages

Historical dimensions of the Nigerian energy transitions

chapter 3|17 pages

What really happened?

The evolution of energy infrastructure provision (1800–2018)

chapter 4|15 pages

What triggered change?

Influences and drivers of energy systems change

part III|49 pages

Political dynamics of energy systems change

chapter 5|16 pages

Governing energy

Exploring the political influences of energy systems change in the electricity sector

chapter 6|12 pages

Governance and transitions

The role of political actors and institutions in energy systems change

chapter 7|8 pages

Politics on the consumer side

The role of end-users in shaping electricity markets

chapter 8|11 pages

Energy and industrial policy

How poorly implemented energy policies impact industrial growth

part IV|50 pages

The future of energy

chapter 9|17 pages

What should future electricity look like?

Possible models for future electricity systems

chapter 10|14 pages

The quest for cleaner energy production

The rising role of renewables

chapter 12|6 pages