Alternative Energy

FG earmarks N2bn for Mambilla hydro power project in 2020 budget

Oct 19, 2019

The Federal Government has set aside N2 billion in the 2020 budget for the revival of the 40-year old abandoned Mambilla Hydro Power project. The budget, according to the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, is in line with the Federal Government’s plan to reform the power sector. She said that…

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AEDC, GVE, Wuse Market Association sign solar power supply agreement

Oct 19, 2019

Today,18th October, 2019, the Rural Electrification Agency witnessed the signing ceremony of tripartite agreement between Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Green Village Electricity (GVE) and Wuse Market Association for the development of 1MW interconnected minigrid at Wuse market, Abuja aimed at providing clean, safe reliable & affordable electricity to SMEs under the Energizing Economies Initiative.…

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Jigawa looking to set up mega solar power project in Daurawa

Oct 18, 2019

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Malam Umar Namadi, said on Tuesday that the state government had concluded plans to set up a mega solar power project in Daurawa, Gwiwa Local Government Area of the state. The deputy governor who paid advocacy visit to the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Adamu at his palace in Kazaure,…

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Firm unveils new solar products for Nigerian market

Oct 17, 2019

A renewable energy firm, Royal Power and Energy Limited has unveiled brands of hybrid solar home systems, inverters and other renewable energy devices as it launches its regional office in Abuja. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Managing Director, Mr Kesavan Madhavarao said the firm has trained over 200 Nigerians on power installations as it…

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Dangote’s coal mining venture to conserve forex for FG – ED

Oct 17, 2019

The Dangote Group has revealed that its decision to venture into coal mining was simply a way of conserving the scarce foreign reserve associated with coal importation into the country. Speaking at the 4th Nigeria Mining Week on Tuesday in Abuja, the Group Executive Director Portfolio Development and Capital Project, Dangote Group, Edwin Devakuma said…

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REA, others to explore nexus opportunities between the off-grid and agric sectors

Oct 17, 2019

The Rural Electrification Agency in collaboration with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) with support from the Nigeria Support Programme (NESP) – a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) Foundation and Power For All is organizing a two-days Energy-Agric Nexus Workshop, with the aim to engage with stakeholders…

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Rensource receives global recognition for solar power initiative

Oct 15, 2019

Nigeria’s distributed energy company, Rensource with headquarters in Lagos, has gained international recognition over its solar power initiatives across the country. The company was recognised during a panel session with the theme, “need for renewable energy at scale,” at the Bloomberg Business forum held in New York City, during which a video documentary of the…

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EU aids Nigeria’s renewable energy reform scheme

Oct 14, 2019

To demonstrate its diversity of engagement in transforming the sector, the European Union recently announced a €30 million sustainable energy investment fund for off-grid solution development in the country. The world is not on track to meet the 2030 global energy targets, set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in…

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Private sector reluctant to take over NASENI’s solar cell factory – VC

Oct 10, 2019

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructures (NASENI), Prof Mohammed Sani Haruna has explained the seeming reluctance of the private to take over its solar cell factory in Abuja, despite government willingness to cede control of the multi billion naira project. Speaking to journalists at the celebration day of…

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ROGEP to boost access to electricity in Nigeria through solar

Oct 10, 2019

The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project will help Nigeria accelerate its access to electricity through the use of stand-alone solar photovoltaic systems. ROGEP is also providing support on access to electricity for 18 other countries in West Africa and the Sahel through the same system. The Acting Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access Department, Federal Ministry…

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