Alternative Energy

Power Africa helps Nigeria tap private sector to help boost off-grid power for SMEs

Nov 7, 2019

Power Africa, the U.S. government’s initiative to help improve access to electricity across the continent, is helping Nigeria to access innovative private sector financing that will provide clean, safe, affordable and reliable electricity to market places, shopping centers, and industrial facilities across Nigeria. Fully funded by the private sector, a new Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI)…

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Firm to use Agric products to generate electricity in Nigeria

Nov 7, 2019

Energy poverty has left more than one billion people without access to electricity, according to research by the International Energy Agency. Clean energy company PyroGenesys’ CEO Simon Ighofose explains how his UK-based start-up is working to deliver the renewable supplies of the vital commodity to communities in Nigeria. Clean energy company PyroGenesys is aiming to…

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Mainstream Energy to expand Kainji Hydro’s power generation by 240MW – MD

Nov 6, 2019

The Managing Director of Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd, MESL, Engr. Lamu Audu, has said the company would expand power generation at Kainji Hydro plant by 240 megawatts in order to sell energy to West African region. Engr. Lemu, who disclosed this on the sideline of the 14th WAPP General Assembly in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital…

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Mini grids development in Nigeria to generate $10bn annually – REA boss

Nov 6, 2019

A FRESH indication has emerged that Nigeria can generate over $10 billion annually from the off-grid energy market. Managing Director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency in Nigeria, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, who made this known in an interview, added that it had concluded plans for the Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition which will take place…

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Taraba Governor tasks FG on 3,050MW Mambilla hydropower project

Nov 6, 2019

 The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has engaged the Federal Government over the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State. Ishaku lamented that the project had been moribund in the last 20 years, when he visited the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Power recently in Abuja. The governor however, stated that his state…

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PowerGen receives investment from Shell, others to boost clean energy access in Nigeria, others

Nov 5, 2019

PowerGen Renewable Energy (PowerGen), one of the micro-utilities companies in Africa, has signed a Series B investment with funding from Shell’s New Energies business, as well as Omidyar Network, Acumen, Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), EDFI ElectriFI, Sumitomo Corporation, DOB Equity, and Micro-grid Catalytic Capital Partners (MCCP). The funding will strengthen PowerGen’s position in its…

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A renewable-as-baseload strategy can fix Nigeria’s power sector – Wärtsilä Nigeria MD

Nov 4, 2019

Wale Yusuff, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Nigeria, says it is time to question the suitability of a traditional approach to power generation that has clearly shown its limits and is no longer fitted to unleash Nigeria’s clean energy potential. According to this global energy player, flexible power systems will be instrumental in significantly lowering electricity costs, improving…

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FG urged to provide renewable energy powered water supply for schools

Nov 1, 2019

The federal government has been urged to construct renewable energy water schemes in schools in order to ensure potable water supply. The call was made at the just concluded African Renewable Energy Alliance 10th anniversary workshop in Abuja. In his presentation, Chairman, Nigerian National Committee of the World Energy Council, Professor Abubakar Sambo said the…

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REA inaugurates 100kw solar mini-grid in Akwa Ibom

Oct 31, 2019

The Federal Government, through the Rural Electrification Agency, will on Thursday (today) inaugurate a 100KW solar hybrid mini-grid power plant in Akpabom Community in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The project, which is the third to be inaugurated under the Rural Electrification Fund, will provide clean, safe, affordable and reliable electricity for…

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Discos need to utilize energy mix to address Nigeria’s power challenges – AEDC CEO

Oct 30, 2019

Addressing Nigeria’s electricity gap may remain elusive unless the country focuses on energy mix, particularly through evolving technologies, Managing Director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ernest Mupwaya has said. Mupwaya, whose company is currently deploying renewable energy options across targeted areas, was certain that relying absolutely on the national grid alone, may not bring…

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