Posts Tagged “USAID”

West Africa opens clean energy competition

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West Africa opens clean energy competition

October 31, 2016 by Editor Originally published on ESI Africa The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) launches its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) business competition. PFAN is a multilateral public private partnership, initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The institution has…

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Energy Efficiency Models Can Save Nigeria 57.5% of Energy

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Energy Efficiency Models Can Save Nigeria 57.5% of Energy

October 4, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. The European Union, German government and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have said Nigeria could save an average of 57.5 per cent of energy generated and used in-country through passive and active energy conservative measures. They said through a model – the Building…

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

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More than $1 billion in Power Africa commitments finalized: USAID chief

September 21, 2016 by Lesley Wroughton, Robert Birsel Originally published on Reuters. More than $1 billion in debt and financing commitments from U.S. agencies and private investors is set to be announced on Wednesday for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature Africa energy initiative, Power Africa, a top USAID official said. The latest deals were finalized around…

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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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Energy Mix will reduce electricity tariff

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Energy Mix will reduce electricity tariff

July 6, 2016 by Gabriel Ewepu Originally published on Vanguard. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the Energy Mix document will reduce electricity tariff. Fashola made the assertion during a public forum in Abuja, where he said the Federal Government was working hard to ensure the major source of power,…

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Practical steps to ensuring stable power supply

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Practical steps to ensuring stable power supply

June 10, 2016 by Uche Aneke   Originally published on The Nation. One of the greatest gifts any government can give to Nigerians is stability of power supply in the country. In spite of the genuine attempts by successive governments and considerable amount of money expended on the power sector to resolve the electricity challenges…

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US, DisCos sign $9m Power Africa agreement

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US, DisCos sign $9m Power Africa agreement

May 24, 2016 by Vincent Ikuomola Originally published on The Nation. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and three  Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos)  have signed a $9million (N3.2 billion) annual power agreement. The agreement is  aimed at improving power distribution and increase connection across the country. U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle signed on…

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