PROSPECTS OF WIND ENERGY GENERATION IN NIGERIA
About 90% of the Nigerian economy is dependent on crude oil. Expectedly, most of her generating plants are thermal power stations which are presently operating below installed capacity. This paper therefore looks at the prospects of wind energy in Nigeria. The wind speed data collected from some towns in Nigeria indicates that the country has good sites for the installation of wind energy conversion systems. The paper recommends the incorporation of wind energy in the renewable energy resources development programme of a developing economy like Nigeria. This would be a way of boosting her energy needs, as well as accelerating the sluggish nature of the nation’s rural electrification programmes.