Nigeria’s frenetic commercial capital, Lagos, is plunged into darkness several times a day.
Then its generators roar, and the lights flood back on.
Nigeria is one of the world’s largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on diesel-powered generators.
More than 70% of its firms own or share the units, while government data shows generators provide at least 14 gigawatts of power annually, dwarfing the 4 gigawatts supplied on average by the country’s electricity grid.
The machines guzzle cash and spew pollution, but they are reliable in a nation where nearly 80 million people – some 40% of the population – have no access read more >>>