Posts Tagged “NERC”

After a Decade, will the Katsina Wind Energy Project finally be completed?

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After a Decade, will the Katsina Wind Energy Project finally be completed?

October 22, 2016 by Koye Alaba A CleantechNaija Original Feature Last week the Federal Government announced the approval of a contract for the completion of the 10 MW abandoned wind power project in Katsina State. The completion is said to be in line with the government’s effort to introduce renewable energy into Nigeria’s energy mix….

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NERC approves mini-grids for Discos

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NERC approves mini-grids for Discos

October 9, 2016 by Rasheed Bisiriyu and ’Femi Asu Originally published on Punch. Power distribution firms will soon begin the development of mini-grids to augment electricity supply to households, businesses and institutions in the country, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said. This came amid a report from the System Operator that the total electricity…

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Stakeholders seek special fund for renewable energy

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Stakeholders seek special fund for renewable energy

September 6, 2016 by Emeka Anuforo Originally published on The Guardian. Disturbed by the dwindling fortunes of the nation’s power sector, stakeholders yesterday called for the establishment of a fund to boost the quest for alternative sources of energy. They also want a policy with incentive support for families and communities. The experts spoke at…

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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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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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Power Africa Initiative trains key government agencies on PPAs, PCOAs

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Power Africa Initiative trains key government agencies on PPAs, PCOAs

August 22, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are currently negotiating new financial stimulus worth N180 billion to support electricity operators in Nigeria’s power sector, THISDAY has learnt. The paper gathered from an exclusive interview with the acting Managing…

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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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How to Incentivize Nigerians to Imbibe Energy Conservation Culture

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How to Incentivize Nigerians to Imbibe Energy Conservation Culture

August 18, 2016 by Koye Alaba A CleantechNaija Original Feature Last week, during the Monthly Power Stakeholders’ meeting held in Maiduguri, Minister of power, works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, stressed the need for Nigerians to learn to conserve energy for stable power supply to be achieved in the country. I totally agree with Mr. Fashola…

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Nigeria’s Leap Towards Solar Energy

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Nigeria’s Leap Towards Solar Energy

July 19, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. The recent signing of power purchase agreements between the federal government and 12 firms for the construction of solar power plants in eight states that will generate 975MW of electricity is a good development for Nigeria’s energy mix, given the incessant disruption of gas supply…

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Nigeria: In search of stable power supply

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Nigeria: In search of stable power supply

July 18, 2016 by Esther Awoniyi Originally published on CNBC Africa. Years after Nigeria privatised its power sector, Nigerians are yet to reap the benefits of private sector reforms. National electricity output continues to hover below 4,000 megawatts in a country of over 170 million people. Although investors who acquired power assets on November 1, 2013…

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