Archive For June 29, 2016

FG considers biofuel alternative for farmers due to high cost of diesel

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FG considers biofuel alternative for farmers due to high cost of diesel

June 29, 2016 by Gabriel Ewepu Originally published on Vanguard. ABUJA—Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who disclosed this in his office in Abuja, expressed concern over…

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LG Electronics introduces low energy consumption fridge

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LG Electronics introduces low energy consumption fridge

June 27, 2016 by Zakariyya Adaramola Originally published on Daily Trust. LG Electronics, has launched into the Nigerian market, 5-star rated frost-free Evercool Smart Inverter Refrigerator which can be powered with inverter, solar panels or generator ensuring that cooling is not in any way interrupted during power cuts. A statement from the company at the weekend…

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Ebonyi seeks partnership with Chinese firm on solar power

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Ebonyi seeks partnership with Chinese firm on solar power

June 25, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Punch. The Ebonyi State Government has sought partnership with a Chinese firm, CAMC Engineering Company Limited, in the areas of power, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and health. Governor David Umahi, while receiving a delegation from UNIDO and CAMCE at the Governor’s Lodge in Abakaliki, during the week, said he…

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Renewable energy critical to tackling power crisis – NESG

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Renewable energy critical to tackling power crisis – NESG

June 23, 2016 by Femi Asu Originally published on Punch. Against the backdrop of the worsening state of electricity supply in the country, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and other stakeholders have stressed the need for increased renewable energy in the nation’s power generation mix. They also called for a consensus on the right energy…

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Engie Seeks to Tap Off-Grid Solar to Power Millions in Africa

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Engie Seeks to Tap Off-Grid Solar to Power Millions in Africa

June 23, 2016 by Anna Hirtenstein Originally Published on Bloomberg. Engie SA is seeking to become a player in the off-grid solar industry, one of the first major utilities to work directly in that niche of the energy system. “It could be a sizable part of the market,” Bruno Bensasson, chief executive officer of Engie’s Africa…

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‘How Decentralised Renewable Energy Can Boost Nigerian’s Access To Power’

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‘How Decentralised Renewable Energy Can Boost Nigerian’s Access To Power’

June 23, 2016 by Juliet Alohan Originally Published on Leadership. With about 60 per cent of Nigerians said to have no access to grid electricity, a global campaign organisation, Power For All, which focuses on accelerating energy access and addressing energy poverty globally, has advised that Nigeria can quickly close its energy access deficit through decentralised renewables….

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Denham, GreenWish partner on $1bn sub-Saharan African renewable energy projects

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Denham, GreenWish partner on $1bn sub-Saharan African renewable energy projects

July 22, 2016 by Denham Capital Press Release Denham Capital, a leading global energy-focused private equity firm, and GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy investment company dedicated to sub-Saharan Africa, today announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy assets across sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The capital…

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FG partners North South Power Company on small hydro power

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FG partners North South Power Company on small hydro power

June 22, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Vanguard. Abuja – The Federal Government is partnering the North South Power Company Ltd., in the development of existing dams for power generation. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu said this when board members of the company led by their chairman paid him a courtesy…

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Nigerian renewable firm among winners of Access Co-Development Facility $7m prize

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Nigerian renewable firm among winners of Access Co-Development Facility $7m prize

June 22, 2016 by Access. Press Release Access Power (“Access”), developer, owner, and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets announced the winners of the 2016 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF), a financial support mechanism for renewable energy projects in Africa. Three projects from Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone fought off fierce competition…

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Sokoto Govt, Chinese firm sign MoU for 100MW solar energy

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Sokoto Govt, Chinese firm sign MoU for 100MW solar energy

June 21, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Leadership. Sokoto State Government on Tuesday said it was determined to multiply energy sources in the state to improve power supply. Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Bashir Garba, stated this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, Kunming Engineering…

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