Alternative Energy

ICEED trains 140 men, women as solar technicians in Borno

Mar 15, 2019

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), has trained the first 24 solar technicians out of the targeted 140 for Borno State. Tagged ‘Borno MAIDA project’, the training, which combined intensive classroom and practical activities, had five young women among the graduated solar technicians. Under the project, 140 young men and women would…

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FG completes concession process for Gurara hydro-power plant

Mar 15, 2019

The Federal Government has completed the concession process required for the handing over of the N6.68bn Gurara Hydropower Plant to a concessionaire. It said the 30-megawatts power plant located in Kaduna, would contribute to addressing the gap in electricity supply across the country, particularly in the North-West states of Nigeria. The Minister of Water Resources,…

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REA boss refutes alleged N42bn contract scam

Mar 15, 2019

The Acting Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mohammed Wasaram, yesterday, debunked allegation that the agency’s N42 billion electrification contracts in nine federal universities, were fraudulently awarded. Wasaram told the House of Representatives’ Joint Committee investigating the allegation that the contracts were awarded after approvals by both the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the…

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Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba hydro plants capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn debt

Mar 14, 2019

Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) said it can now generate 922 megawatts (MW) at Kainji, Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State but that 72 billion energy invoices remains unpaid in the Nigerian Electricity Market. The Managing Director of MESL, Engr. Lamu Audu, who received the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr…

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Vetiva, CFAL, AGFWA partner to finance green energy projects in Nigeria

Mar 14, 2019

Vetiva Capital Management Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Climate Finance Advisory Limited (CFAL) and the African Guarantee Fund West Africa (AGFWA) on the Green Energy Fund (GEF) Programme. The programme seeks to leverage available public and private sector credit funds to facilitate access to, and flow of, flexible funding / finance to…

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UK provides funding for waste to power project in Nigeria, others

Mar 12, 2019

An Earth Observation Innovation team from the University of Leicester is collaborating with PyroGenesys Ltd. and a number of UK and international organisations on a project to generate off-grid electricity for remote rural communities in Africa starting with Nigeria. The international consortium will be supported by £224,697 funding from the InnovateUK Energy Catalyst Round 6…

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Edo Govt distributes 1.5KVA solar power boxes to 100 rural schools

Mar 11, 2019

As part of efforts to explore alternative power sources and mainstream innovative youths in community-focused projects, the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has commenced the installation of 1.5KVA solar power boxes developed by youths at the Edo Innovation Hub, across 100 rural schools in the state. Ongoing installation of 1.5KVA solar power boxes developed by youths…

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Azuri Technologies & Energise Africa to raise £2.5m for solar in Nigeria, others

Mar 8, 2019

Azuri Technologies, a leader in pay-as-you-go solar in Africa and crowdfunding platform Energise Africa today announced the latest phase of debt financing from UK impact investors to deliver affordable, clean energy and help solve the energy crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. The Azuri and Energise Africa collaboration plans to raise £2.5 million for pay-as-you-go-solar and help…

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Nigerian firm Pan African Towers signs N7.2bn infrastructure power deal with Watt Renewable

Mar 7, 2019

Nigerian firm Pan African Towers (PAT) has signed a NGN 7.2 billion telecoms infrastructure investment deal with Canadian firm Watt Renewable Corporation, the Guardian reported. Watt Renewable will provide alternative energy systems such as solar ones to every tower owned and managed by PAT in Nigeria, to help it reduce exposure by as much as…

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EU to launch €30m energy investment fund in Nigeria

Mar 7, 2019

The European Union (EU) says it will launch a 30 million Euro sustainable energy investment fund in Nigeria. Mr Adekunle Makinde, a former National Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) and co-Chairman of the forum, made this known in Lagos. Malinda said in a statement that the launch was part of the…

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