Archive For August 31, 2016

Ganduje: Government Finalizing Take-off of Independent Power Project

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Ganduje: Government Finalizing Take-off of Independent Power Project

August 31, 2016 by Ibrahim Shuaibu Originally published on This Day. Kano state government is fine-tuning arrangements to evacuate power from Tiga and Challawa Independent Power Projects for distribution to the public. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced on Wednesday that government would procure distributor transformers for rural electrification and augmentation/distribution network. This was contained in a…

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NERC: FG Has Made Adjustments to Promote Renewable Energy

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NERC: FG Has Made Adjustments to Promote Renewable Energy

August 30, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that it has made remarkable adjustments to accommodate and promote investments in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector. In a presentation at the recent second edition of the Nextier Power Dialogue in Abuja, the regulatory agency identified some…

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Cheaper energy sources needed for rural dwellers

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Cheaper energy sources needed for rural dwellers

August 30, 2016 by Charles Benoni Okine Originally published on Graphic Online. African governments have been urged to devise a more pragmatic approach towards making renewable energy sources, particularly solar, available and at a cheaper cost to rural areas. Such a move would improve their quality of lives and ignite vibrant economic activities in all facets…

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GENCOs appoints new executive secretary

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GENCOs appoints new executive secretary

August 30, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard. In an effort to sharpen its focus on the electricity industry development and stakeholder engagements, Generating Companies, GENCOs, have appointed an Executive Secretary to superintend its affairs as a body under the Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, a non-profit and non-political organisation . “The appointment…

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PREMIUM TIMES investigations chief to speak at Pre-COP22 Conference in Argentina

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PREMIUM TIMES investigations chief to speak at Pre-COP22 Conference in Argentina

August 29, 2016 by Emmanuel Mayah Originally published on Premium Times. Multiple-award winning journalist and associate editor, investigations, at PREMIUM TIMES, Emmanuel Mayah, will on September 2 be the guest speaker from Africa at a pre-COP22 international conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The pre-COP22 conference which has as its theme: “Migrations, environment and…

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Operators want independent agency to drive solar power

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Operators want independent agency to drive solar power

August 29, 2016 by Okechukwu Nnodim Originally published on Punch. Operators in the off-grid electricity space have urged the Federal Government to establish a designated agency that will oversee the activities of players in the power market. Off-grid electricity operators, particularly those involved in the installation of solar gadgets through which electricity is generated, stated that…

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Energy Expert Urges Local Manufacture Of Solar Panels

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Energy Expert Urges Local Manufacture Of Solar Panels

August 29, 2016 by Editor Originally published on The Tide. Technical Director of IP group Engineering, Mr Shola Daley, has called for the local manufacturing of solar electricity Photo Voltaic (PV) panels in the country to accelerate the setting up of more solar plants in the country. Daley made the call in an interview with newsmen…

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Council approves climate change education in schools

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Council approves climate change education in schools

August 29, 2016 by Cornelius Essen Originally published on The Guardian. Towards creating awareness on climate change, the National Council on Environment has approved a special academic programme, which would promote renewable energy initiatives in schools and colleges in the country. Besides, the Council has proposed a roadmap to increase consciousness on the issues of…

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Experts highlight challenges in renewable energy sector

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Experts highlight challenges in renewable energy sector

August 28, 2016 by Biodun-Thomas Davidson Originally published on The Nation. International key players in renewable energy, at a seminar tagged, ‘Financing Renewable Energy’ in Lagos State have identified adequate financing as a major factor militating against technological advancement in the sector. Speaking at the forum, Bearbel Freyer and Micheal Neulinger, heads, Energy Desks, Delegations of…

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How Jonathan, G7 Govs’ Quarrel Stalled HYPPADEC’s Take-off

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How Jonathan, G7 Govs’ Quarrel Stalled HYPPADEC’s Take-off

August 28, 2016 by Abah Adah, Abdullahi Olesin, Abu Nmodu Originally published on Leadership. Facts have emerged as to why the Hydro-electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, which is crucial to the life and survival of inhabitants of no less than four northern states has remained in limbo, six years after it was established with…

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