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Application of outputs from energy mix research is the way forward for national economic growth and sustainable energy in Nigeria. This paper examines the applications of energy mix research as a special tool for addressing the present energy crisis in Nigeria. The methodology used includes secondary data, opinions from experts, personal observations and previous records. Issues linked present system, appraisal of benefits and strategies for the way forward were highlighted. Energy demand is far more than the supply of energy in Nigeria. Findings reveal that there is a need for strategic synergy between industries and academia to solve the current energy crisis in Nigeria. Multidisciplinary research on energy mix with adequate collaboration from industries and academics has not been fully adopted and integrated into the energy sector. It has been concluded that the current energy crisis can be tackled through energy mix research and its applications. This will bring industrialization, job creation, wealth to the nation, employment opportunities and capacity building in the energy sector. Periodic retraining for engineers in the energy sector, adequate financing, capability building, support efforts, and effective application of policies and regulations will yield great benefits.

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