Alternative Energy

FG to deploy solar panels on public buildings

Sep 3, 2019

The Ministry of Science and Technology says it will play a leading role in resolving the nation’s perennial power crisis through the deployment solar energy in public buildings. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, who said this in Abuja on Monday at a press briefing, added that the ministry was tapping into various…

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Nigeria risks another $2.3bn fine over Mambilla hydro project

Sep 3, 2019

Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project. This is coming after a British commercial court awarded $9.6bn against the country in favour of Process and Industrial Development Company in a botched gas processing deal. The Mambilla project is currently a subject of…

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$5.7bn Mambilla hydropower project fails to deliver 3,050MW 45yrs after

Sep 2, 2019

About 45 years after the Federal Government conceived the idea of Mambilla hydro power plant, Nigerians are grumbling in disappointment that the $5.7 billion 3,050 Mega Watts electricity project which has gulped several billions of naira was still at its teething stage. The initiative, which was first mooted in 1972, was aimed at increasing the country’s…

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Power for All calls for increased investment in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector

Sep 2, 2019

A non-governmental organisation, Power for All,  has called on policymakers, power utilities, civil society organisations and trade associations for increased investment in the renewable energy sector. It said this would help in achieving the Federal Government’s 90 per cent energy for all target by the year 2030, especially in the rural areas. The Head, Strategic…

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Kashimbila hydropower project ready for commissioning – Power minister

Aug 30, 2019

The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, says the 40 megawatts Hydro Power Plant from Kashimbila dam in Taraba state will be ready for commissioning in the next few weeks.. The minister disclosed this on Friday after inspecting the project in Kasimbila with the Minister of State for Power, Mr Godwin Jedi-Agba. Mamman said the…

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FG plans to introduce solar powered vehicles – Amaechi

Aug 29, 2019

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the federal government plans to introduce solar powered vehicles and vehicles that can dive on land and water. The minister also said that the Federal Executive Council has given approval for the commencement of reduction in pollutant from vehicles in the country, saying such pollutants are creating…

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Renewable energy firms jostle for Genco power contracts

Aug 28, 2019

As the Federal Government plans to review its power  contract with the generation (GenCos)  and distribution companies (DisCos) , Renewable Energy operators  are already jostling to step into their shoes. This is coming as the five -year contract signed between them and the  Federal Government  to generate and distribute electricity to Nigerians expires soon. By December…

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Nigerian renewable energy association laments 5% duty on solar components

Aug 27, 2019

Renewable Energy Association  of Nigeria (REAN),  at the weekend,  lamented the crippling effect of the five per cent import duty placed on the solar components. Speaking to Daily Sun,  at the weekend, the Executive Secretary, REAN, Lande Abudu,  said that beside the five per cent value added tax (VAT),  the Federal Government imposed a five per…

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Mainstream Energy sites industrial park close to 1,338MW hydro plants

Aug 27, 2019

With a capacity of 1,338 megawatts (MW) of electricity generation in Kainji and Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State, the concessionaire, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), is developing an industrial park, and a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for industrialisation. The Managing Director of MESL, Engr. Lamu Audu, stated this recently at Kainji plant when the…

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Rural Electrification Agency invites prequalified contractors to submit financial bids for 2019 capital projects

Aug 27, 2019

Further to our invitation for prequalification of contractors for 2019 capital projects published in the Federal Tenders Journal of Monday, July 01-Sunday, July 14, 2019 as well as in ThisDay and Daily Trust Newspapers of 1st July, 2019, the Rural Electrification Agency hereby invites all prequalified contractors to submit their financial bids for the projects…

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