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Discos call for NERC’s investigation of TCN’s Accusation of Load Shedding

The recriminations between the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) over power supply challenge deepened Thursday, with the former asking the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to probe repeated claims by the TCN that they rejected electricity transmitted to...

Nigeria issues 40MW power generation license to Renewable Energy firm

The Federal government via the Nigerian power sector regulator – Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) – has granted Green Energy International Limited (GEIL), the Operator of the Otakikpo Marginal field an embedded licence for 40 megawatts of electricity (40 MW) power plant. The approval follows...

From Nigeria to Zambia, here are Africa’s leaders in green energy

The International Energy Agency says that 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy will be crucial when it comes to broadening access on the continent. Home to...

Subsidise solar mini-grids to power rural Africa to attract foreign support, investors urge

Megan Rowling BARCELONA, June 10 - Local renewable-energy grids can provide electric power to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations, especially in Africa, but will not attract enough financial backing unless they are subsidised, a group of investors said on Monday. Twelve energy...

‘Nigeria not serious about nuclear power’

Nigeria is yet to record a remarkable success in nuclear energy production and further improve electricity supply, ROSATOM’s Head, Technical and Infrastructure Department, Jose Bastos, said at the weekend in Sochi, Russia at the 2019 Atomexpo International Conference/Exhibitions. The country produces less than...

Nigerian Breweries Pioneers First Solar Powered Brewery in Africa

Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) and CrossBoundary Energy have announced the signing of Heineken’s first solar project in Africa. CrossBoundary Energy will be installing and operating a 650 kW solar plant located at NB’s Ibadan Brewery, the solar energy plant will become operational in 2019. The landmark...

Zola Electric Announces Expansion into Nigeria

ZOLA Electric, a renewable energy brand in Africa, with 200,000 installations and more than 1,000,000 daily users, has announced plan to bring clean, affordable, reliable 24-hour power to Nigeria. A statement yesterday quoted the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bill Lenihan, to have said...

FEATURE-Russia, China back nuclear as a clean-power fix for Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a damp office at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University, doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasises about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building. “Oh that is my dream, my dream, my dream,” said the...

Nigerian’s hope of constant power supply damned as govt increases import duties on solar panels

Nigeria’s plan to produce 30 per cent of its electricity through renewable energy may be stalled as the price of generating solar power has soared, Naija247news understand. Solar energy is the commonest and cheapest form of renewable energy produced by individuals, local and state...

U.S shuts 23,400MW coal-fired power plants between 2017-2018

Lagos — The United States under President Trump’s administration has shut down in total, more than 23,400 megawatts, MW of coal-fired generation between 2017-2018, statistics gathered from a Reuters survey and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA, has shown. According to the data, SweetcrudeReports found...
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