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Electricity Affordability and Household Welfare in Nigeria
Electricity Affordability and Household Welfare in Nigeria

Author(s): Wakeel Atanda Isola, Ekundayo P. Mesagan
Subject(s): Economy, Welfare services
Published by: Editura Universității Aurel Vlaicu
Keywords: Affordability; Access; Electricity; Welfare; Household; Nigeria;

Summary/Abstract: This study examines the affordability of electricity in terms of access to electricity and the cost of electricity vis-à-vis the welfare of households in Nigeria. The study is motivated by the inability of the National grid to provide adequate electricity supply to every households in the country and by the fact that majority of the Nigerian population in both the rural and urban areas depend solely on generators to power their homes in a quest to make up for the National energy inadequacy. To this end, the study enquires into the factors that can enhance households’ potentials for generating electricity from solar and inverters, instead of generators, in order to reduce emissions and increase their real incomes. Empirical results confirm that households’ captive power generation capacity revolves around the usage of generators while they are less informed about the use of solar panels and inverters. Also, we confirm that households’ income earning potentials determine the choice they make between generator, solar and inverters. We hereby conclude that electricity affordability has a strong correlation with households’ welfare in Nigeria

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-74
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English