Alternative Energy

‘Nigeria can save $85m yearly from energy technology’

Feb 24, 2014

The Chairman, Nigerian National Committee on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Dr. Afolabi Esan has said that Nigeria would be saving about $85 million yearly if it embraces the global change. Already, there are ongoing campaigns on the need for Nigerians to adopt energy conservation measures by using efficient, environmental-friendly and durable lighting. Besides, to ensure…

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EU supports energy and reforestation in Nigeria with N6b

Feb 21, 2014

The European Union[EU] and Nigeria on Thursday signed a financing agreement of N6billion[27m Euros] to improve access to modern and sustainable energy sources in Nigeria, through the Energising Access  to Sustainable Energy[EASE] programme. At the signing of the agreement in Abuja, the Ambassador of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Michel Arrion, said the…

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40,000mw power generation by 2020 realisable with the use of alternative energy, says FG

Feb 21, 2014

The Federal Government has assured that the target of power generation peaking at40,000mw by year 2020 would be realised, with the expectation of more capacities from Mambilla, Zungeru large hydros, grid power from solar, wind and coal-to-power initiative. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Amb. Godknows Igali, gave the assurance while playing host to the team of…

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Why Nigeria is yet to adopt coal as power source –Nebo

Feb 20, 2014

Nigeria is yet to embrace the use of coal to generate power because it has not been determined if the commodity is abundant  in the country, the Minister of Power Prof. Chinedu has said. Nebo, who spoke at the 7th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (NAEE) in Abuja, on Monday, noted…

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GE-Power Africa off-grid electrification project takes off

Feb 19, 2014

The GE Africa-USADF Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge is beginning to yield dividends as one of the winners of the inaugural contest; Green Village Electricity Project (GVE-P) recently completed the pilot phase of its off-grid community electrification project in Egbeke community in Rivers State. The project currently produces about 6 KW of solar powered electricity, which it…

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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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