Alternative Energy

FG funds early works for N2trn Mambilla hydropower project despite legal issue

Jan 2, 2019

The Federal Government has said the funding for early works of resettlement and surveys is ongoing for the $5.72 billion (about N2 trillion) Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State expected to generate 3050 megawatts (MW). There have been legal crisis by acclaimed local partner, Sunrise Power and Transmission Company, that could derail the kickoff of…

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Nigeria needs to deepen solar energy investments – German expert

Jan 2, 2019

The Business Development Manager Ecleroen GMBH, Ulf Lohse has emphasised the need for Nigeria to boost investment in solar energy to address the lingering power crisis in the country. He spoke at a two-day public forum organised by Econsultants Limited in conjunction with German eclareon GmbH, Ideas Into Energy GmbH and the German Federal Ministry…

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Shell wants to double its green energy investments globally

Dec 27, 2018

Shell has declared an ambition to double the amount it spends on green energy to $4bn (£3.2bn) a year, in a sign of how the Anglo-Dutch company is looking to speed up its move to a future beyond oil and gas. Maarten Wetselaar, the head of the gas and new energy unit which generates a…

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Greenlight Planet provides solar solutions to 2m Nigerians

Dec 25, 2018

Greenlight Planet, a global leader in solar home energy products, has delivered clean energy access to more than two million individuals in Nigeria. On a mission to power, the lives of the underserved, Greenlight Planet began distributing its Sun KingTM solar home energy products in the country in 2011. The company has focused on rapid…

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$5.8b Mambilla power project faces legal hurdle

Dec 24, 2018

Barely a year after the signing of an agreement for the construction of the $5.792billion (about (N2.096trillion) Mambilla hydro-power project in Taraba State, the contract is enmeshed in a legal crisis. The legal hitch follows moves by some forces in government to sideline the local content partner, Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited. The company…

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FG approves N700m for completion of Nasarawa hydro power dam project

Dec 21, 2018

The federal ministry of water resources, on Wednesday, December 19, said that the federal government has approved N700 million to complete the Farin Ruwa Hydro power project in Nasarawa state to boost power generation in the country. Musa Ibrahim, the permanent secretary of the ministry, said this following the end of a tour to the…

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ABB deploys microgrid solutions for use in Nigeria

Dec 21, 2018

In its bid to make up for the limited power capacity in the country especially for commercial purposes, ABB, a pioneering technology company in power grids, electrification products and others, has deployed its latest technology in renewable energy to meet industrial and commercial requirements. The company’s Country Managing Director, Nigeria, Hany Abd-Elazim, made this revelation…

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Pilot production programme for electric vehicles to take off in Nigeria soon – FG

Dec 19, 2018

The Federal Government has opened discussions with international stakeholders in the automobile sector to kick-start a pilot programme on electric vehicles (EV). This is in line with the global trend in vehicle electrification with fossil fuel being phased out while mobility is largely powered by electricity and batteries. The Director-General of the National Automotive Design…

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Minister re-emphasises govt readiness to develop Nigeria’s mining sector

Dec 19, 2018

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has re-emphasized government’s readiness to collaborate with stakeholders in developing the mining sector as a growth enabler in line with the diversification agenda of the present Administration. He stated this when the Executive Governor of Osun State, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his team…

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New solar mini grids to improve communities’ productivity – REA

Dec 19, 2018

The new solar power mini grids scheduled to be built by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) under the Nigerian Electrification Project (NEP) will provide stable electricity supplies to rural communities in Nigeria and make them economically prosperous, the REA has disclosed. The REA said the NEP which is a private-sector driven project but supervised by…

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