Alternative Energy

Azuri targets 70m offgrid solutions for Nigerians

Aug 16, 2019

In efforts to deliver clean, sustainable and reliable solar home solutions to the over 70 million underserved Nigerians living in off-grid communities, Azuri Technologies, provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid households in Africa, said pilots for the initiative is ongoing. Already, the firm said over 20,000 off-grid households located in 12 northern states…

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Angola’s eastern provinces to benefit from Lauca Dam power

Aug 14, 2019

The Eastern provinces of Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda will benefit from electricity from the Lauca dam in the near future, says the minister of energy and water, João Baptista Borges. Ministerial delegation visits Luena Thermal Power Station Speaking to the press, as part of his two-day working visit to Moxico, the minister explained that…

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Sura, Ariaria, Sabon Gari SME users task service providers under REA IPPs on tariff, expansion

Aug 14, 2019

Electricity consumers in the markets – Sura (Lagos), Ariaria (Aba) and Sabon Gari (Kano) – have tasked service providers, for better deals, ranging from low tariff to extension of service to all parts of the markets. The three Independent Power Plants, IPPs, were initiated through Energizing Economies Initiative, EEI of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA,…

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Nasarawa govt to construct 100MW coal power plant

Aug 12, 2019

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to utilise the coal deposit in Obi Local Government Area to build a 100-megawatt electricity power plant. The governor stated this on Friday at a ceremony to flag-off work on solar-powered streetlights in Obi. “My happiest day will be when we start generating coal-powered electricity here; the…

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Kogi Governor commends REA, urges collaboration to boost rural electrification in state

Aug 9, 2019

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended the management of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for sustained efforts in providing power supply to rural communities in the country while urging collaboration between the state government and the agency in order to extend electricity supply to more communities in the state. The governor, who described…

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UK firm Diageo to invest $219m on green energy projects in Nigeria, others

Aug 7, 2019

Diageo, the owner of Guinness Nigeria, has on Monday, announced that it would inject $219 million (£180 million) into sustainability projects (renewable energy and water recycling systems) at 7 of its African breweries. The London-based company revealed that investment would represent its largest green investment in a decade, aimed at reducing carbon footprint. The details: Ivan…

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FG to retrieve colonial mining reports, data

Aug 7, 2019

The Federal Government and British Geological Survey have concluded plans to retrieve about 7,000 missing colonial geological reports, needed for adequate archiving in the mining industry. Recall that former Minister, Dr Kayode Fayemi, had visited the British Geological Survey to request the recovery of the geological reports on the mineral potential in Nigeria. Project Coordinator,…

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VP Osinbajo commissions 2.8MW solar hybrid power plant in Ebonyi today

Aug 2, 2019

Leveraging its off-grid captive power plants to provide uninterrupted power supply to Nigerian students, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today commission the first solar hybrid power project under the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) at the Ebonyi State University. The Federal Government under its EEP initiative hopes to improve education with commissioning of the 2.8MW plant…

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Solar power beneficiaries in Ondo to pay N500 per month

Aug 1, 2019

Beneficiaries of the stand-alone solar power in Upare and Igbobini communities in the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State are to pay N200 to N500 monthly billing per household. The decision was reached at stakeholders’ meetings held in each of the communities with officials of the Office of Public Utilities (OPU) and the power…

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AfDB approves phase 1 of SEFA grant for Jigawa Energy City project

Jul 29, 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board has approved the Phase 1 of the Sustainable Energy for Africa (SEFA) grant to support the development of the Jigawa Energy City project. This First phase of the grant will consist of the feasibility studies and conceptual master plan design for the project. GOPA Intec International Energy Consultants GmBH…

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