Norbert Edomah

Norbert Edomah

Dr. Norbert Edomah is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Science and Technology, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a doctorate degree in Energy and Environmental Sustainability from the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Pan-Atlantic University, he had worked for over 10 years in the manufacturing and engineering services sectors. His experience spans through plant operations and maintenance to sales, marketing and business development of engineering products and solutions with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Schneider Electric and TetraPak. His research interests include: industrial energy efficiency and cleaner production; influences underlying changes in energy supply infrastructure; politics of energy infrastructure supply; public policy to improve energy security; and planning and organization of the electricity markets in developing African countries. He is keen about understanding how people respond to (and influence) changes in energy infrastructure systems. He served on two advisory boards of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is author of several academic peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of energy. His recent book on Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria, published by Routledge, is the first major research monograph that covers the dynamics of energy transition and energy systems change in Nigeria from a historical, policy, governance, consumer, industrial policy and future perspectives. He has consulted for several local and international organizations.

Norbert currently leads courses on: Research Methods; Production/Operations Management; and Introduction to Mathematical Methods (Mathematics for Digital Media). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council UK and a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) UK.


Journal articles

Edomah, N. (2019). Governing Sustainable Industrial Energy Use: Energy Transitions in Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector. Journal of Cleaner Production. 210, 620–629.

Edomah, N. (2017). Modelling Future Electricity: Rethinking the Organizational Model of Nigeria’s Electricity Sector. IEEE Access 5(1), 27074–27080.

Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2017). Influences on energy supply infrastructure: A comparison of different theoretical perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 79, 765-778. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.072

Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2017). Policy making and energy infrastructure change : A Nigerian case study of energy governance in the electricity sector. Energy Policy, 102, 476–485.

Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2016). The Role of Policy Makers and Institutions in the Energy Sector: The Case of Energy Infrastructure Governance in Nigeria. Sustainability, 8(8). 829.

Edomah, N., Foulds, C., & Jones, A. (2016). Energy Transitions in Nigeria: The Evolution of Energy Infrastructure Provision (1800–2015). Energies, 9(7), 484.

Edomah, N. (2016). On the path to sustainability: Key issues on Nigeria’s sustainable energy development. Energy Reports, 2, 28 – 34.

Edomah, N. (2015). An Analysis of the Techno-Economic Dynamics of Energy Infrastructure Investment. International Energy Journal, 15(2), 83–92.

Edomah N. (2013). Optimizing Energy Consumption in Industrial Plants through Effective Energy Monitoring & Targeting. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET). 3 (7). 702-705.

Edomah, N. (2012). Economic Implications of Poor Power Quality. Journal of Energy & Power Engineering (JEPE).  6 (4). 883 – 666. DOI:10.17265/1934-8975/2012.04.020.

Edomah, N. (2009). Effects of Voltage Sag, Swell and other disturbances on Electrical Equipment and their Economic implications. IEEE Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED). DOI: 10.1049/cp.2009.0502

Encyclopedia/Reference Handbook Articles

Edomah, N. (2018) Economics of Energy Supply, In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier.

Book Chapters & Special issues

Edomah, N. (2018). Historical Drivers of Energy Infrastructure Change in Nigeria (1800–2015), in Gokten, S. (Ed.), Energy Management for Sustainable Development. InTechOpen, London, United Kingdom, pp. 23–45. doi:10.5772/intechopen.74002

Edomah, N. (2018). Deindustrialization and Effects of Poorly Implemented Energy Policies on Sustainable Industrial Growth. In M. Yülek, ed. Industrial Policy and Sustainable Growth. Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 311-322. Available at:

Edomah, N., & Nwaubani, S. (2014). Energy security challenges in developing African mega cities: the Lagos experience. Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities, The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Pg. 3–12


Edomah, N. (2020), Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria. Routledge, Taylor & Francis. London and New York, (forthcoming)

Edomah, N. (2020) (Ed.), Regional Development in Africa. InTechOpen, London, United Kingdom (forthcoming)

Selected Conferences papers presented

Edomah N. (2018) “The quest for competitiveness: Energy transitions in Nigeria’s manufacturing sector”. ProPak West Africa Conference and Exhibition. Landmark Centre, Lagos Nigeria. 18 – 20 September 2018.

Edomah N. (2016) “Energy transitions in Nigeria: the role of institutions in the governance of energy infrastructure provision (1800 – 2015)”. 7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference. Wuppertal Germany, 6 – 9th September 2016.

Edomah N. (2015). Sustainable energy development in Nigeria: barriers and role of public policy 2nd Global Sustainability Research Conference, 26th January, 2015. Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

International Workshops Presentations

Edomah N. “Political Dynamics of Energy Transition in the Global South: The case of Nigeria” International Workshop on ‘The Governance of Sustainable Energy Transition in the Global South’. Merian Institute for Advanced Studies on Africa (MIASA), University\y of Ghana, Accra. Ghana. 16 – 17 September 2019. .

Edomah N. “The Role of Effective Energy Policies in advancing industrial development in Nigeria”. Energy Institute Evening Lecture Series. Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. 8th February 2018.

Edomah N. “Influences underlying changes in energy supply infrastructure in Nigeria” Summer School on ‘Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand’. Centre on Innovation in Energy Demand (CIED), University\y of Sussex, Brighton. United Kingdom. 10 – 12 July 2017. .

Edomah N. and Ward J. “Nigeria: energy past to climate future” GSI Seminar Series, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom 9th March, 2016.

Edomah N. “Transforming energy: the politics of energy choices” Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Ghana Local Network Guest Lecture delivered at the All Nations University College, Kiforidua, Ghana. 17th February, 2016.

Edomah N. “Social psychology, energy efficiency and energy use: understanding the connection”. Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 3rd September 2015.

Workshop participation

New recommendations on energy efficient external lighting systems” organized by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 7th July 2015, Westminster Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Teaching & Learning in Practice in Higher Education”. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 1st – 3rd Sept 2015. (A workshop as part of the requirements for the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK).

Energy Systems” 5th Annual Oxford Energy Conference. Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford UK. 13th June 2016.