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Absence of Electricity Inimical to Africa’s Development – S’Africa Minister

Lack of electricity in Africa remained one of the biggest barriers to the region’s development and prosperity, and continues to trap millions of people in extreme and abject poverty, according to South Africa Minister of Power, Lynne Brown. Brown who gave this assertion in a speech delivered at the just concluded Power-Gen Africa Conference in

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Hydro, Wind and Solar Make Inroads in California’s Electric Grid

Wetter weather and continued growth in renewable energy sources resulted in some big changes in electricity generation in California in 2016, according to numbers recently released by the California Energy Commission. Natural gas still accounted for the largest single share of in-state power generation but the amount deployed dropped 10 percent last year. The difference was

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German Nuclear Damage Shows Atomic And Renewable Power are Unhappy Bedfellows

The Brokdorf nuclear power station, located in northern Germany, was taken offline in February after maintenance showed its reactor’s fuel rods had begun to unexpectedly oxidise. A regional nuclear supervisory body has now ruled that the plant can be booted back up but only in “safe mode”, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s energy transition minister. State Minister



Edo Targets 2,000 Megawatts of Electricity for Industrialisation

The Edo State Government says it is targeting about 2,000 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity from the Ihovbor and Azura power plants as part of efforts to boost industrial activities in the State. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, stated this when he received the management team of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)



TCN Restores Power in Birnin Gwari, Yauri 11 Days After Tower Collapsed

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has restored electricity supply to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, and Yauri in Kebbi state on Monday, 11 days after Tower No. 183 collapsed. In a statement by the spokesperson, Seun Olagunju, TCN said the 132 kilovolt (kv) tower between Tegina and Kontagora in Niger State collapsed



AEDC to Engage Community Youths in Cash Collection

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has revealed plans to resort to clusters of electric meters for its customers in Niger State as a temporary step to ensure accurate billing while speeding up its mass installation of household meters in the state. The Director, Corporate Services, AEDC, Engr. Abimbola Odubiyi, said this yesterday at a

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