Alternative Energy

Zungeru hydropower project 68% complete – Ministry

Oct 28, 2019

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman has expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done so far at the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project situated in Niger State. The project, which is now at about 68 per cent completion level, is scheduled for completion in December 2021, however, the first unit is expected…

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Firm to introduce water to hydrogen powered generators in Nigeria

Oct 28, 2019

A Nigerian firm, Buserve Limited, has announced plans to introduce hydrogen-powered generators into the country to enable businesses to reduce their electricity costs. The Chief Executive Officer, Buserve Limited, Mr Laitan Aderinto, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos, said the technology was being deployed in Europe. He said, “We are partnering with…

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REA unveils blueprint to provide affordable electricity to homes and businesses through mini-grids

Oct 24, 2019

Federal government, through the Rural Electrification Agency(REA) has unveiled its plans to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity to 300,000 homes and 30,000 local businesses with mini-grids. To achieve this, it has signed grant agreements with seven renewable energy investors under the World Bank-funded Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The grant agreement signing for the…

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Distributed solar projected to lead five year renewables boom – IEA

Oct 22, 2019

The world’s total renewables-based power capacity will grow by 50 per cent in the next five years – and solar PV will account for 60 per cent of this increase. That’s the headline finding of a new report released today into renewables from the International Energy Agency. The IEA says that the 50 per cent rise…

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Renewable energy investors sign performance based grant pact

Oct 21, 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through its Implementing Agency, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) signed grant agreements with seven renewable energy investors under the World Bank funded Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The grant agreement signing for PBG and OBF, which took place on October 18, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, was attended by power sector…

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FG earmarks N2bn for Mambilla hydro power project in 2020 budget

Oct 19, 2019

The Federal Government has set aside N2 billion in the 2020 budget for the revival of the 40-year old abandoned Mambilla Hydro Power project. The budget, according to the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, is in line with the Federal Government’s plan to reform the power sector. She said that…

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AEDC, GVE, Wuse Market Association sign solar power supply agreement

Oct 19, 2019

Today,18th October, 2019, the Rural Electrification Agency witnessed the signing ceremony of tripartite agreement between Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Green Village Electricity (GVE) and Wuse Market Association for the development of 1MW interconnected minigrid at Wuse market, Abuja aimed at providing clean, safe reliable & affordable electricity to SMEs under the Energizing Economies Initiative.…

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Jigawa looking to set up mega solar power project in Daurawa

Oct 18, 2019

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Malam Umar Namadi, said on Tuesday that the state government had concluded plans to set up a mega solar power project in Daurawa, Gwiwa Local Government Area of the state. The deputy governor who paid advocacy visit to the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Adamu at his palace in Kazaure,…

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Firm unveils new solar products for Nigerian market

Oct 17, 2019

A renewable energy firm, Royal Power and Energy Limited has unveiled brands of hybrid solar home systems, inverters and other renewable energy devices as it launches its regional office in Abuja. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Managing Director, Mr Kesavan Madhavarao said the firm has trained over 200 Nigerians on power installations as it…

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Dangote’s coal mining venture to conserve forex for FG – ED

Oct 17, 2019

The Dangote Group has revealed that its decision to venture into coal mining was simply a way of conserving the scarce foreign reserve associated with coal importation into the country. Speaking at the 4th Nigeria Mining Week on Tuesday in Abuja, the Group Executive Director Portfolio Development and Capital Project, Dangote Group, Edwin Devakuma said…

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