Alternative Energy

FG seeking $5bn Chinese loan for Mambilla hydropower project

Aug 26, 2019

Nigeria has formally requested for loan from China Exim Bank to build the 3,050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower generation plant, whose construction was billed to gulp $5.8 billion, THISDAY has learnt. It was gathered from the officials of the Ministry of Power during a presentation to the new Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman, and…

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ERA/FoEN warns agains implementation of Rosatom/Nigeria nuclear deal

Aug 25, 2019

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) Nigeria has warned against Nigeria’s decision to build nuclear power plants to augment the poor power situation in the country. According to Head, Media & Campaigns, Philip Jakpor, the decision will result in mishaps similar to the Arkhangelsk region explosion in Russia last week which led to…

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REA inaugurates solar hybrid power plant in Kogi

Aug 19, 2019

Committed to providing electricity access to unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria, thereby increasing electricity access to particularly hard-to-reach areas, the indigenes of Upake community (the ancestral home of Ebira people) in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State are set to benefit from clean, safe and reliable electricity access following the installation of an…

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Azuri targets 70m offgrid solutions for Nigerians

Aug 16, 2019

In efforts to deliver clean, sustainable and reliable solar home solutions to the over 70 million underserved Nigerians living in off-grid communities, Azuri Technologies, provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid households in Africa, said pilots for the initiative is ongoing. Already, the firm said over 20,000 off-grid households located in 12 northern states…

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Angola’s eastern provinces to benefit from Lauca Dam power

Aug 14, 2019

The Eastern provinces of Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda will benefit from electricity from the Lauca dam in the near future, says the minister of energy and water, João Baptista Borges. Ministerial delegation visits Luena Thermal Power Station Speaking to the press, as part of his two-day working visit to Moxico, the minister explained that…

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Sura, Ariaria, Sabon Gari SME users task service providers under REA IPPs on tariff, expansion

Aug 14, 2019

Electricity consumers in the markets – Sura (Lagos), Ariaria (Aba) and Sabon Gari (Kano) – have tasked service providers, for better deals, ranging from low tariff to extension of service to all parts of the markets. The three Independent Power Plants, IPPs, were initiated through Energizing Economies Initiative, EEI of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA,…

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Nasarawa govt to construct 100MW coal power plant

Aug 12, 2019

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to utilise the coal deposit in Obi Local Government Area to build a 100-megawatt electricity power plant. The governor stated this on Friday at a ceremony to flag-off work on solar-powered streetlights in Obi. “My happiest day will be when we start generating coal-powered electricity here; the…

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Kogi Governor commends REA, urges collaboration to boost rural electrification in state

Aug 9, 2019

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended the management of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for sustained efforts in providing power supply to rural communities in the country while urging collaboration between the state government and the agency in order to extend electricity supply to more communities in the state. The governor, who described…

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UK firm Diageo to invest $219m on green energy projects in Nigeria, others

Aug 7, 2019

Diageo, the owner of Guinness Nigeria, has on Monday, announced that it would inject $219 million (£180 million) into sustainability projects (renewable energy and water recycling systems) at 7 of its African breweries. The London-based company revealed that investment would represent its largest green investment in a decade, aimed at reducing carbon footprint. The details: Ivan…

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FG to retrieve colonial mining reports, data

Aug 7, 2019

The Federal Government and British Geological Survey have concluded plans to retrieve about 7,000 missing colonial geological reports, needed for adequate archiving in the mining industry. Recall that former Minister, Dr Kayode Fayemi, had visited the British Geological Survey to request the recovery of the geological reports on the mineral potential in Nigeria. Project Coordinator,…

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