Posts Tagged “Electricity”

Nigeria hosts W/Africa meet on power supply

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Nigeria hosts W/Africa meet on power supply

September 19, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Daily Trust. Representatives of West African countries will next week converge in Lagos to design a workable blueprint for steady power supply in the sub-region. Mr Oti Ukpai, Chief Executive Officer of Flintpostures, the organiser of the meeting, said this in Lagos at a Roundtable with journalists…

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Exciting New Solar Energy Company Set to Light Up Communities All Over Africa

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Exciting New Solar Energy Company Set to Light Up Communities All Over Africa

September 8th, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Engineering News. The world is moving towards clean renewable resources yet in Africa, we still have over 600 million people living without electricity. Statistics such as these are easy to overlook. Four entrepreneurs Tariq Yusuf, Brent Peterson, Rudi van der Westhuizen and Thlopie Motsepe have joined forces…

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Mini grids best for power sector – Ex-minister, others

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Mini grids best for power sector – Ex-minister, others

August 23, 2016 by Femi Asu Originally published on Punch. Stakeholders in the power sector, including a former Minister of Power and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, have suggested that mini grids should be created in the country rather than depending solely on the national grid. They said the creation of…

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Gas alone can’t achieve increase in power sector- Fashola

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Gas alone can’t achieve increase in power sector- Fashola

 August 18, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Vanguard. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday said in Lagos that gas alone could not bring the much needed increase in power supply in the country. Fashola Fashola spoke as guest speaker through Mr Chinedu Ugbo, acting Chairman, Niger Delta Power…

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Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid

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Africa battles to get big solar projects on grid

August 4, 2016 by Nellie Peyton Originally published on Reuters. In an expanse of sand 60 miles (100 km) north of Senegal’s capital, two men set to work digging up tree stumps to clear space for what could soon be the biggest solar plant in West Africa. In less than a year, says developer Senergy PV…

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Sokoto Seeks FG’s Help to Generate Electricity from Wind

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Sokoto Seeks FG’s Help to Generate Electricity from Wind

August 3, 2016 by Editor Originally published on This Day. Sokoto government has appealed to the Federal Government to deploy resources and expertise to the state in bid to develop wind-powered electricity and other alternative sources of energy. Speaking when he hosted officials from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the…

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Eko Disco notes long-term need for increased renewable power

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Eko Disco notes long-term need for increased renewable power

August 1, 2016 by Sunday Michael Ogwu Originally published on Daily Trust. Nigeria requires about 88,282 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity to meet the demand of its fast growing economy by 2020, Managing Director of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Oladele Amoda, has said. Amoda,who disclosed this at a forum in Lagos, urged the nation…

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

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Sugar industry can generate 400MW of electricity for Nigeria – NSDC

July 31, 2016 by Francis Iloani Arinze and Oluwafemi David Originally published on Daily Trust. Mr Samuel Kwabe is the acting executive secretary of the Nigerian Sugar Development Council (NSDC). In this interview he said the sugar industry is playing a key role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at diversifying the economy. He also revealed…

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FG to Energise Rural Areas With Small Hydro Plants

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FG to Energise Rural Areas With Small Hydro Plants

July 26, 2016 by Simon Echewofun Sunday Originally published on Daily Trust. The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated a committee to brainstorm on how to generate electricity from eight small hydro plants in Nigeria. The plants selected include Tiga, Challawa dams in Kano State, Omi-Kampe in Kogi, and Jibiya zone dams…

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

July 21, 2016 by Baraka Rateng Originally published on SciDev Net. A new initiative, Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development, will invest US$36 million to empower entrepreneurs and investors to connect 20 million households in Sub-Saharan Africa with off-grid energy by 2030. The initiative was announced at the US Global Entrepreneurship Summit last…

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