Alternative Energy

‘Overuse of fuel woods is killing energy initiatives’

Oct 30, 2013

The National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme (REP) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Hajia Bajjihatu Abubakar, has said the overuse of fuel woods is fast killing alternative energy initiatives just as she has harped on adoption of clean cooking energy practice by Nigerian women. Bajjihatu, who spoke at this year’s Nigeria Alternative Energy Exhibition (NAEE),…

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Kainji turbine gets first turnaround maintenance in 40 years

Oct 29, 2013

The Director General of National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Engr. Reuben Okeke, has disclosed that the power generating turbine of the Kainji Dam is currently undergoing turnaround maintenance for the first time after 40 years of its operation. Engr. Okeke who stated this while conducting energy correspondents round the facility of the first…

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Govt pushes for renewable energy production

Oct 29, 2013

The Federal Government is encouraging the production of renewable energy, such as solar, coal, wind and biomass, in addition to thermal and hydro sources for electricity supply. The Chairman, National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi said the government has provided waivers and tariffs, among other incentives, to prospective and existing producers of renewable…

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FG may opt for nuclear power generation

Oct 25, 2013

With the ongoing reforms in the power sector, the Director-General of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA) Dr.  Martin Ogharanduku has said the federal government may soon consider exploring a nuclear power generation strategy as part of its alternative energy policy. While addressing newsmen at a press conference in Abuja early this week, Ogharanduku stated…

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FG, GIZ partner on hybrid power initiative

Oct 25, 2013

The Director General of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) Dr. Reuben Okeke has  said that the Ministry of Power has partnered with GIZ of Germany to generate solar and wind powered electricity. Okeke who disclosed this at a training session at the NAPTIN, Kainji regional training centre said, “the solar and wind…

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Lagosians embrace energy conservation campaign

Oct 25, 2013

The Lagos State Government continued its public awareness on energy conservation, in various centres across the state, with many more residents in attendance, and receiving information on how to conserve energy and save money on consumption. The high foot-traffic mall, E-centre, Yaba, edition of the campaign, for example, offered an opportunity for participants to take…

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Nine Northern states to get 420MW of solar energy

Oct 25, 2013

The Federal Government is set to provide more than 420 megawatts of renewable energy to nine states in the Northern part of the country, Secretary, National Energy Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Njiddah has said. Njiddah stated this in Abuja during a stakeholders’ meeting on the Nigerian-German Energy Partnership-Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects (REEPS). The secretary…

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Ondo to unveil solar-powered building

Oct 24, 2013

Ondo state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s first solar-powered house built by the state government would soon be inaugurated. The governor said this during an inspection of the building. A statement quoted Mimiko as saying the building was the first of such public buildings in the country. He said the building was…

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Firm emerges top at clean energy competiton

Oct 22, 2013

SME Funds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West Africa and overall winner at the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) Business Plan competition in Accra. The competition, according to a release by the Chief Operating Officer of the firm, Mr. Kunle Odebunmi in Abuja,…

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FG turns to renewable energy for rural electrification

Oct 18, 2013

The Minister of Power Professor, Chinedu Nebo has disclosed Federal Government’s plan to stimulate development of renewable and alternative energy for rural electrification and farm clusters. Nebo, who made the disclosure in Abuja yesterday, at the 4th Nigerian Alternative Energy Expo ,NAEE 2013, organised by BKG Exhibitions in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power,…

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