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Future Proofing Lagos – Energy Sector

Lagos faces a number of short and long-term risks to its future prosperity related to the absence of a reliable and adequate power supply, the local effects of climate change on energy systems, the growing energy intensity and pattern of development, and risks relating to critical natural resources including fossil fuels. These risks are multiple, interrelated, and they are growing.

Along with energy generation and supply, Lagos has a number of other long standing infrastructure deficits and development needs which are recognised by local stakeholders but which traditional approaches have proven insufficient to satisfactorily address. Improving Lagos’s power system will have a positive impact in addressing a number of these developmental challenges, particularly in relation to housing, public transport, water, and food security. 

The aim of the project is to enable Lagos stakeholders to make progress in addressing the energy needs of the City. Atkins is applying the Future Proofing Cities approach to assess Lagos’s performance in relation to the energy sector, and to help identify a range of policies and interventions that address existing gaps preventing Lagos from meeting its development goals. The approach will provide an assessment of the state of the energy sector and the nature of its links to other sectors, notably housing, industry, transport agriculture and solid waste management.

The project is funded by the Department for International Development and the Lagos State Electricity Board, a division of the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources. The funding is managed by DFIDs Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility.

Read Future Proofing Cities – the Lagos Energy Sector

For more information, contact Alastair McMahon.