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Nigerian states that can benefit from wind power [click image open larger map]

WIND POWER IS A VIABLE SOLUTION IN NIGERIA

The new generation of wind turbines work in light winds starting as low as 3 m/s, making wind power a viable and economically sound source for energy in most of the Northern States and also else where depending on the geography of selected sites.


Current State of Wind Power in Nigeria

In Nigeria average daily average wind speeds can be misleading since the pattern of wind can be that it is very windy in the night time with very little wind in the morning or afternoon.  A few very productive windy hours can in fact be sufficient to generate the targeted amount of electricity since power is related to wind velocity cubed. 

The available wind varies with the seasons, with high summer (June-August) wind speeds averaging about 1 - 2 m/s less and winter (December-February) averaging about 1 - 1.5 m/s more than the yearly average.


Benefiting Nigerian States—Northern Nigeria  has much better average wind speeds of 6 — 8m/s but parts of the South and mountainous Centre are in the same range. The map above shows the suitable use of wind power in each state, based on wind at 10m elevations.

Small wind turbines generally require 4 m/s to work, whereas mechanical wind pumps generally require 2.5 m/s to work. Individual sites will vary a lot. 

Based on the currently available wind data it is safe to day that all of Nigeria can benefit from wind driven water pumping and the majority of states in Nigeria can generate electricity using small wind turbines.

Individual locations and application will require a site survey to confirm available wind regime and guarantee long term successful operation of installed wind turbines and related applications.

Individual sites will vary a lot.  The map shown is on the basis of ground level observations.  Wind speeds are up to 20% higher at 50’ elevation due to less turbulence
 

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Very good potential for electricity:
 Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna
 Nasarawa, Zamfara, Sokoto
 Bauchi, Plateau, Yobe

Good potential for electricity
 Oyo, Ogun, Lagos
 Kwara, Niger, Kebbi, Borno
 Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue
 Cross River, Ebonyi, Imo

Good potential for water pumping
 Abuja, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba
 Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Kogi
 Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers
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