Access Infra Africa, Quaint Global to build $100m solar plant

Nov 10, 2015

Access Infra Africa has signed a joint development agreement with Nigerian Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a 50 megawatt solar power plant that is expected to provide electricity for over 600,000 homes in northern Nigeria, Reuters reports. The ABIBA plant in northern Kaduna state is expected to be built in the next two years though…

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Shell partners with firm over ethanol cook stoves for Nigeria

Nov 9, 2015

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of ethanol cook stoves in Nigeria, The Punch reports. SNEPCo, in a statement on Sunday, said it would provide 2,500 clean cook stoves and 15,000 canisters for distribution to…

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Experts highlight challenges of coal utilization in Nigeria

Nov 5, 2015

Experts and stakeholders are of the view that using alternative energy sources such as coal would hasten the nation’s dreams of achieving a steady and more dependable source of energy to tackle the needs of the nation’s huge population. This is in view of the huge potential coal is said to have in terms of…

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Engineers canvass improved funding for mining sector

Nov 5, 2015

The Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME) has said that with adequate funding Nigeria would be able to develop the mining sector and tap the potentials that ex­ist in the industry for revenue genera­tion, National Mirror reports. The group said the funding and development of the solid minerals sub-sector would help accelerate diversification of the…

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Foreign expert urges FG to invest in new solar powered plants

Nov 5, 2015

The Coordinator, Nigerian-German Energy Partnership, Dr. Jeremy Gaines has said that Nigeria can only experience robust development in the power sector by tackling its ageing infrastructure and increasing generation capacity to complement the great demand from the rising population, Vanguard reports. He said; “It is important for the public to know that the existing power…

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New NERC regulation targets 2,000mw from renewable energy sources by 2020

Nov 2, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved the deployment of a new regulation to stimulate investments that would give Nigeria up to 2000 megawatts of electricity generated from renewable energy sources within the next five years, ThisDay reports. The new law, ‘feed-in tariff regulations for renewable energy sourced electricity in Nigeria’ was reportedly approved…

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Simba wins award for the provision of clean energy to Nigerians

Oct 29, 2015

Simba Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with business interests in key industries including power and alternative energy, upon receiving an award at the recently concluded 2015 edition of Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo held in Abuja, has said it remains committed to providing clean energy to Nigerians, The Punch reports. Its Power and Alternative Energy arm, which…

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Adesina focuses on renewables to electrify Africa in 10 years

Oct 26, 2015

Akinwumi Adesina, the African Development Bank’s new president has said that he will mobilize $55 billion a year to bring electricity to the poorest parts of the continent within a decade and will focus on investments in renewable energy to make it happen, Bloomberg reports. Adesina, the former Nigerian minister of agriculture, is implementing a program…

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Firm to partner Genesis Energy on mini hydro power

Oct 26, 2015

Hayatudeen Investment Limited, a multipurpose company, has offered to collaborate with Genesis Energy Corporation towards accelerating the development of its modular mini hydro power solutions to stimulate job creation, skill transfer and entrepreneurship in the rural areas of the country, Daily Trust reports.  In a statement addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Energy,…

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OPIC partners with Lumos on solar power for Nigerian market

Oct 25, 2015

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today signed an agreement recognizing a $15 million commitment by OPIC to finance Txtlight Power Solutions, Ltd. doing business as Nova-Lumos (Lumos), an off-grid electricity provider, to scale up a business that provides solar electricity to homes and small business throughout Nigeria. The…

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