Alternative Energy

Nigeria govt assures on implementation of nuclear power programmes

Feb 9, 2014

The Nigerian government is putting strategies in place to ensure the full implementation of Nuclear Power Programmes in Nigeria, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has said. Anyim stated this when a delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)/International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability Mission paid him a courtesy visit…

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Testing of Enel Green Power’s R115 continues

Feb 5, 2014

The second phase of testing of Enel Green Power’s R115, the first machine in the world that produces electricity from sea waves, has begun.  The machine, which has been developed by 40 South Energy, will leave once again from the port of Livorno, this time completely assembled, to be tested offshore at Punta Righini before…

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Experts point to solar, coal, hydro power, as gas challenges persist

Feb 4, 2014

Gas supply shortages affecting power supply in many parts of the country have reinforced the need for the government to speed up efforts at diversifying the nation’s power generation mix, which is currently largely dependent on gas, analysts have said. Nigeria’s electricity generation has continued to fluctuate between 2,500 megawatts (MW) and 4,600 MW in…

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Cost of Zungeru plant set at $1.85m per megawatt

Feb 4, 2014

The federal government yesterday gave bit-by-bit cost details of the 700-megawatt (MW) Zungeru hydro power plant, which it is currently building in Zungeru Niger State. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, indicated that the N162,990,364,379.30 project had a benchmark cost of $1.85 million per installed MW. He said in Abuja, while inaugurating a community…

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Rural electrification: Ogun, German agency sign pact

Feb 2, 2014

The Ogun State government and the German Agency for International Corporation, GIZ, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on the provision of renewable solar power energy and hydro power in the rural area of the state between now and 2017. Governor Ibikunle Amosun signed on behalf of the state, while the German Consul-General to Nigeria,…

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NASENI targets export market, INEC for solar panels

Jan 30, 2014

Nigeria is set to join the league of countries that produce solar panels for export, as the National Agency for Science and Engineering (NASENI), which from records have produced more than 2,800 pieces of solar panels, has concluded plans to initially commence export of the commodity to many African countries. The solar panels were produced…

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Solar best suitable for rural electrification – NASENI

Jan 30, 2014

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has described solar energy as the most suitable means of providing electricity to rural communities that are far away from the reach of the country’s power grid. According to the agency, 60 per cent of Nigerians do not have access to the national grid, and most of…

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In search of the right energy mix for rural dwellers

Jan 29, 2014

Stable electricity supply currently occupies the topmost spot in the needs hierarchy of Nigerians. This is as a result of the immeasurable socio-economic opportunities Nigerians have  lost to the age-old power sector crisis and the associated compromised standard of living. This explains the huge premium placed on finding a  total cure for poor power supply…

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Lagos to partner Germany, others, on renewable energy

Jan 22, 2014

The Lagos State Government says it would continue to collaborate with foreign investors for promotion of energy efficiency and conservation in the State. The State’s Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, who spoke at the opening ceremony of a two-day seminar on renewable energy to promote energy efficiency and conservation, said Lagos, being the industrial…

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REA, investors partner on renewable energy electrification

Jan 22, 2014

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is set to partner key investors to electrify rural communities using renewable energy sources. The REA Governing Board Chairman, Senator Jonathan Zwingina, stated this yesterday at the REA headquarters in Abuja while receiving key investors in solar and hydrogen energy technologies. In his presentation, the Managing Director of Eco Solar…

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