Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

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Kenya: Rural Electrification Project Secures Funding

Kenya: Rural Electrification Project Secures Funding

In East Africa, the Kenyan government has approved Sh6.7 billion ($65 million) towards the country’s last mile connectivity project. The loan signed with European Investment Bank (EIB) concerns a multiple scheme electrification project, targeting universal access to electricity for the Kenyan population by 2020, the Standard reported. According to media, the funding is part of a


Non-Gas Based Electricity to Rise by 1,120MW – Report

Electricity generation capacity this year has been projected to hit 6,288 megawatts (MW) while the over dependence on fossil fuel (gas) is expected to decline by nine per cent, an energy document of the Federal Government has shown. Analysis of the projections  showed that the reliance of the national electricity grid on fossil fuel (gas-to-power)


In Anambra, Electricity Bills Rise Above Rent

At the moment, energy consumers in Anambra State have one big headache to deal with. Apart from the general hardship occasioned by the on-going economic recession in the country, electricity supply and consumption issues in the area have become a big challenge. From Onitsha through Nnewi, Ekwulobia to Awka, the story is the same. The


Epileptic Power Supply: 300 Market Women Shut Down EEDC Offices

No fewer than 300 market women and men mostly traders who deal in perishables at Ezeiweka Awada, Idemili North Local  Government Area, Anambra state, yesterday took to the major roads in Onitsha to protest  alleged epileptic power supply and exorbitant billing by Enugu Electricity Distribution company, EEDC. The protesters who marched from Awada, through Nkpor

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NERC Opens Forum Office in Delta

THE National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has opened a forum office in Asaba, Delta State, to resolve issues between the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC and its customers. Chairman, Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, Senator James Manager, who unveiled the Asaba office said that the initiative will enhance NERC’s mandate of protecting customers’ rights and


Delta Community Bemoans Power Outage

THE people of Ovu in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, decried the continued blackout in the area, calling on Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, to as a matter of urgency, restore power supply to the community. The people, under the aegies of Agbon Graduates Forum, in a communique  at the end of

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