Uganda’s Kiira Motors looking to produce 5,000 EVs, electric buses per year by 2021

Uganda's state-owned Kiira Motors Corp. is working hard to begin producing 5,000 electric...

Angola to benefit from additional 500MW from Lauca hydro station

Luanda may benefit from another 500 megawatts of Lauca, with the construction of...

Mauritius says almost all oil evacuated from damaged Japanese ship

Mauritius said almost all oil from a leaking ship off its coast has...

Maersk drillship to restart Total operations in Africa following suspension

A Maersk Drilling-owned drillship is expected to restart operations in Africa for French...

Uganda experiences nationwide blackout

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd (UETCL) has reported by Tweet, that it...

Militants seize port in gas-rich northern Mozambique

Fighters captured a heavily defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of...

World Bank Lighting Africa program drives renewable energy access in African communities

Adezawa lives on the Cape Coast of Ghana near the Elmina fishing port on...

GivePower installs solar-powered desalination system at Likoni in Kenya

The GivePower organization has just commissioned a desalination system in Likoni in Mombassa...

Oil producing nations’ current strife offers glimpse of more pain to come

Aug 15, 2020

From Baghdad and Algiers to Caracas, many of the world’s oil capitals are experiencing a summer of discontent. It could be a glimpse of their future. Iraq has seen…

Nigeria sees petrol imports tumble 72.65% as COVID-19 hits demand

Aug 15, 2020

Amid the general gloom that the economy has suffered as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the volume of petrol imported into the country in May plummeted by 72.65 per…

President Buhari sets 70% local content target for NCDMB, oil industry by 2027

Aug 14, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday charged the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to achieve 70 per cent local content in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry by 2027. Buhari,…

IOCs, local oil producers inputs absent in consultations over revised PIB

Aug 14, 2020

The Federal Government has re-introduced a revised version of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which lawmakers are expected to pass into law before the end of the year, but…

$70 oil price required to sustain Nigeria’s budget – Oil Minister

Aug 14, 2020

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said the country needs an oil price of $70 per barrel and a production of two million barrels per…

Global oil demand to drop 8m barrels as air travel dips – IEA

Aug 14, 2020

The International Energy Agency, IEA, has warned that demand for oil will plummet by 8.1 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020 due to reduced air travel occasioned by…

Nigeria can earn $1b yearly from gas – RMAFC

Aug 13, 2020

NIGERIA can generate over $1billion yearly from gas resources if stakeholders do the right things. Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Elias Mbam in a…

Petrol supply disruption imminent as PENGASSAN goes on 3-day strike

Aug 13, 2020

Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies on Wednesday began a three-day…

DPR looks to fast track integration of domestic gas market hubs into NGTNC

Aug 13, 2020

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has reiterated its commitment to fast-tracking full integration of the domestic gas market hubs into the Nigeria Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) to…

Nigeria sees oil production drop to 1.37 million barrels

Aug 13, 2020

Daily crude oil production in Nigeria dropped by 38,000 barrels in July to 1.37 million barrels, a new report by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries showed on Wednesday.…

Nigeria misses out on $49trn in potential renewable energy investments

Aug 15, 2020

Nigeria is currently missing out on the $49 trillion projected renewable energy investment as International Oil Companies (IOCs) and others are shunning the country amid massive divestment into cleaner…

Coal’s share in H1 global power generation falls to 33% as wind & solar near 10%

Aug 14, 2020

The share of coal in global power generation dropped to 33% in the first half of 2020 from 37.9% in 2015, while the combined share of wind and solar…

ICELLPOWER launches innovative tall tubular batteries into Nigerian market

Aug 13, 2020

Foremost renewable energy manufacturer, ICELLPOWER, has launched its tall tubular battery into the Nigerian market. At the launch in Lagos at its Corporate Head Office, the Business Manager, Tunde…

FG to spend N2.3trn on electricity supply in Nigerian villages – VP

Aug 12, 2020

The federal government will spend N2.3trn on the Solar Homes Systems (SHS), under the Economic Sustainability Plan to provide electricity in rural Nigeria. The announcement was made by Vice…

Solar firm combats unemployment in Nigeria

Aug 12, 2020

‘Technology and entrepreneurship is the solution to eradicating the unemployment gap in the country” Peter Ojike, the Director of Wavetra Energy LTD. – a wholly indigenous solar company in…

Opportunities abound for distributed renewable energy companies in Nigeria following COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic is speeding up the adoption of distributed renewable energy solutions to complement inadequate supply from the national grid. It is also quickening the development of a local…

Reps, power ministry bicker over N7bn expenditure on Kashimbila hydropower project

Aug 11, 2020

The House of Representatives has accused the Federal Ministry of Power of spending N7bn on the Kashimbila power project without appropriation. It also faulted the ministry for keeping government…

FG releases N1.2bn for Mambilla hydropower project survey, sensitization

Aug 10, 2020

The Federal Government has so far released a total of about N1.2bn to the Taraba State Government for different tasks ahead of the final take-off of work on the…

Benue community decries pollution of water by coal mining firm

Aug 10, 2020

Several communities spread across four local government areas of Okpokwu, Ohimini, Otukpo and Ado in Southern Benue State has frowned at the continuous pollution of their only source of…

BP to cut oil production by 40% and pour billions into green energy

Aug 9, 2020

BP is planning to slash oil and gas production and pour billions of dollars into clean energy as part of a major strategic overhaul unveiled on Tuesday, alongside a…

Jos Disco meters over 200,000 customers

Aug 15, 2020

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) Plc said it has metered over 200,000 electricity consumers in its coverage areas of Plateau, Benue, Gombe, and Bauchi. Chairman of the distribution company,…

Transparent grid management with TCN unbundling to reduce concerns of collapse – Experts

Aug 15, 2020

Unbundling of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) could ensure greater transparency in grid management and reduce the concerns of grid collapse in Nigeria, which has been a major…

President Buhari commissions 10MW Eni power project

Aug 14, 2020

A milestone in independent power supply was recorded on Thursday as President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the 10 megawatts power plant built by Eni Companies in Nigeria and its partners,…

Lagos state targets local production of 1 million electricity meters in four years

Aug 13, 2020

Lagos State government is seeking partnerships that will deliver the local production of between 600,000 and 1 million electricity meters to meet the needs of citizens and address challenges…

Siemens overhaul of Nigeria’s power grid attracting investors

Aug 13, 2020

Siemens AG’s overhaul of Nigeria’s electricity grid is attracting interest from private companies seeking to invest in power production, the head of the German company’s local unit said. Siemens…

Distribution remains weakest link in Nigeria’s power supply chain – Siemens

Aug 12, 2020

Germany-based Siemens AG, a company with which the federal government is expecting to achieve 25,000 megawatts by 2025, said yesterday that it had identified electricity distribution as the biggest…

32,800 generators powering ICT infrastructure in Nigeria – FG

Aug 12, 2020

The supply of electricity remains a major challenge to the development of Information and Communications Technology as over 32,800 generators are used to power ICT infrastructure in Nigeria despite…

PH DisCo revokes electric bill distribution by contractors

Aug 11, 2020

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) said it has discontinued third party distribution of electricity bills to customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers States. Mrs…

FG mulls $30m monthly ‘take or pay’ deal with Qua Iboe Power

Aug 11, 2020

Nigeria is seriously considering entering into another $30 million a month “take or pay” deal with Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP), a private generating company currently under construction, TheCable…

Siemens to upgrade 105 power substations, build 70 in new power deal – Minister

Aug 11, 2020

The new electricity deal between the Nigerian government, its German counterpart and Siemens AG, will see the upgrading of 105 power substations and the construction of 70 new ones,…