Siemens, Nigerian firm to construct 70MW solar facility

Aug 3, 2015

Siemens, a leading global engineering giant, through its subsidiary Siemens Nigeria, and CT Cosmos, a Nigerian firm based in Abuja, have concluded a memorandum of understanding to construct a 70MW alternating current (MWac) photovoltaic (solar) power facility estimated at $170 million in Panyam, Plateau State, ThisDay reports. The project, which is expected to be completed…

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EU, Germany support Nigeria’s renewable energy sector with N5.33bn

Jul 31, 2015

A total of €24.5m (N5.33bn) has been earmarked by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to fund Nigeria’s renewable energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification programmes, The Punch reports. The amount, which has its beneficiary as the Federal Ministry of Power, will be used to promote the Nigerian…

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USTDA gives grant to Nigerian firm for solar power project

Jul 23, 2015

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), in a move which  supports the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative, has provided a grant to a Nigerian company, Quaint Global Energy Solutions, for a solar power project being developed in Kaduna state, The Guardian reports. The offer was sealed on the sideline of…

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Oando highlights need for framework on renewable energy use

Jul 21, 2015

Oando Energy Resources (OER), has called on governments at all levels to develop legislative and regulatory frameworks to drive renewable energy use, Vanguard reports. Speaking at the LiveWell Initiative (LWI) 2015 Annual Multi-sectoral Grand Health Bazaar (GHB2015) in Lagos, Head, Operations Integrity, OER, Mr. Kayode Boladale, said that the use of renewable energy would help…

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Nigerian firm signs MoU with Canadian company for waste to energy project

Jul 16, 2015

In its determination to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and other unclean energy, a Nigerian company, Traveri Group, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Canadian firm, NH3, to provide a vast and constant energy resource supply through green energy, Leadership reports. According to the chairman, Traveri NH3 Nigeria, Innocent Obande,…

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IAEA calls for strong independent nuclear power regulator in Nigeria

Jul 9, 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for the creation of an independent nuclear power regulatory body “with clear authority and functions, separated from promotional bodies and functions”, Daily Independent reports. The IAEA team which was in the country on an inspection visit,  in its preliminary report urged the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)…

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BoI disburses N75.8m to off-grid solar companies

Jul 6, 2015

The Bank of Industry (BoI) on Friday disbursed N75.8 million to GVE Projects Ltd,, and Arnergy Solar Ltd. to provide solar home systems to off-grid communities in six states, Vanguard reports. The states for the pilot phase for the take-off are, Anambra, Delta, Niger, Osun, Kaduna and Gombe. The Managing Director, BoI, Mr Rasheed Olaoluwa,…

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Buhari promises to complete stalled hydro-power projects

Jun 30, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration would ensure that the Mambilla project and other unfinished hydro-power projects in the country are completed expeditiously to boost power supply in the country, ThisDay reports. The president said this to officials of CCECC, the Chinese Construction Company currently working on the Mambilla power project, and who alleged…

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Nigeria’s nuclear power plans raise concerns

Jun 30, 2015

With the increasing widespread hazardous incidents involving nuclear reactors in advanced countries, the government’s plan to build nuclear power plants has raised safety concerns, given the fact that the government has demonstrated a lack of capacity to manage ordinary gas-powered and hydro plants as evidenced in the sale of the country’s power assets. ThisDay reports. Already,…

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Environmental group urges FG to focus on investment in renewable energy research

Jun 29, 2015

The Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the  Earth (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, has advised the federal government to focus on investment in renewable energy research, green technology, subsidies and zero tariffs to promote non-grid clean energy systems, ThisDay reports. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo,  gave the advise at the weekend in Benin City at…

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