What does keeping the lights on or off mean? An investigation on access to electricity for sustainable development in Nigeria using quantitative analysis based on satellite remote sensing

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


Electricity is an essential resource that enables and sustains economic and society’s wellbeing. However, Nigeria currently suffers from a disproportionate spread of electricity. This research aims to explore the access to electricity with focus on; availability, adequacy and affordability across the major geographical zones in Nigeria using a novel approach of quantitative analysis informed by satellite remoting sensing data. Our objective is to provide scientific input to support policy makers, regulatory authorities and electricity companies in Nigeria faced with the challenge of delivering sustainable development goals (SDGs) in particular (SDG7) : “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” in line with international agreements and legislation.
Short titleLights-On in Nigeria
Effective start/end date1/10/2030/09/21


  • Night Lights
  • Power and Energy
  • Satellite
  • Remote Sensing
  • Policy


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