Alternative Energy

Discos’ operations threatened as Tesla eyes Nigerian power market

Jan 16, 2019

United States electric carmaker Tesla has introduced in Nigeria batteries that can power homes and businesses, which could worsen the pathetic situation of electricity distribution companies currently veering dangerously close to insolvency. Dissatisfied customers, especially industrial consumers who provide the big cheques to DisCos, may replace the back-up function they are currently relying on grid…

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No diversion of N219b allocated for Mambilla power project – Fashola

Jan 14, 2019

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said there is no budgetary or cash provision of $600 million (about N219 billion) for the Mambilla power project. The minister described the media report, which he alleged was authored and sponsored by one Leno Adesanya, as unjustified and malicious. In a statement signed by his…

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TCN receives approval to evacuate power from Mambila hydro power plant

Jan 14, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday revealed it has received an approval to evacuate power from the Mambila Hydro Power Plant. Describing the Mambila Power Project as part of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) projects, TCN CEO, Mr. Mohammed Gur Usman stated: “We have got approval to evacuate Mambila through Eastern Back…

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Den Bosch social start-up to electrify 1 million households in Nigeria

Jan 14, 2019

Rural Spark, a social start-up from Den Bosch, and SmartPower Nigeria set out to electrify around one million un-electrified households in the west-African country within the next five years. With the rapidly growing population in Nigeria, the country is expected to surpass countries like the United States, Indonesia and Brazil in the next 30 years…

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N812m approved by FEC for land demarcation for Mambilla hydropower project – Fashola

Jan 14, 2019

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N812m for demarcation of the specific area of land to be affected by the Mambilla Hydro Power Project. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.…

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Electric Vehicles will boost medium, small businesses in Nigeria – NSE

Jan 10, 2019

There is need for government to begin to map out strategies to embrace the Electric Vehicles (EVs) technology, as beyond moving with current technology, it will also boost medium and small businesses in the country. This was one of the decisions reached at the end of a public lecture on ‘The Automotive Industry in the…

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Nigeria generates less than 10% of her electricity needs – Country Manager, D.Light

Jan 10, 2019

Ojo, Ayodele Anthony, the Country Manager, D.light, a global solution energy company and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions to people in the developing world, in a recent interview with Vanguard, highlighted the electricity deficiency in Nigeria and the need to embrace renewable energy. Ojo said; “In Nigeria, about 45 per cent of the population…

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SA’s DLO Energy Resources looks to build 30MW solar park in Kaduna, others

Jan 8, 2019

A solar power plant will be built by 2019 in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. The facility will be built by DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African company wholly owned by black women. An agreement launching its construction was recently signed between Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai and Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, the founder of DLO…

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IAEA reviews Nigeria’s regulatory performance on nuclear energy

Jan 7, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has examined the performance and operational framework of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA). The IAEA, also assessed the operations of nuclear regulators in other African countries in the course of a four-day African regional coordinating meeting held recently in Abuja. According to Director, Radiological Safety, NNRA, Prof. Timothy…

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Nigeria’s offgrid market saw increased funding in 2018

Jan 7, 2019

Nigeria’s off-grid sector saw significant funding both from local and international sources in the past year. One of the biggest funds came to Rubitec Solar who built an 85kw solar hybrid mini-grid in Gbamu Gbamu, Oyo state, with 500 million euros financing from GIZ, a German development agency. With an off-grid market estimated at over…

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