Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

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We Have Installed Power Generation Capacity of 12,000mw – GENCOS

We Have Installed Power Generation Capacity of 12,000mw – GENCOS

The Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), says it has the capacity to generate 12,000 Mega Watts (MW) to reduce the electricity needs of Nigerians. The Executive Secretary of APGC, Joy Ogaji, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, said the GENCOs currently have available

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Govt Signs Off on 120MW Solar Portfolio

The Federal Government has signed off on two put/call option agreements (PCOA) with solar developers Afrinegia Nigeria Limited and CT Cosmos Nigeria Limited. The agreement will see Afrinegia Nigeria Limited develop a 50MW PV project, while CT Cosmos Power Company will develop a 70MW installation. Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola,

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Eskom Boasts Investment in Renewables Research

South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University. Eskom divisional executive for corporate affairs, Chose Choeu, emphasised that these partnerships are long-term and are fundamental to ensure that a sustainable legacy for the people of South Africa is secured.

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Nigeria’s Power Generation Rose in Q1 2017 – NBS

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), power generation increased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, as an average of 3,687 MW of energy was generated by power stations, with Afam VI Power Plant contributing about 12.64 percent share of the average energy generated, Vanguard reports. The NBS report also showed

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Egypt Secures Future Solar Power Supply

In North Africa, Egypt has secured a future 400MW of solar power through a 25-year power purchase agreement with several partners. The agreement was signed earlier this month with the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi and the Ambassador of Norway Mr. Sten Arne Rosnes and independent power producer (IPP)

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Abiba solar to boost national grid

Access Power’s subsidiary, Access Quaint Solar Nigeria Ltd, has secured a convertible loan agreement worth $1.25 million for the development of the Abiba solar project in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The project will include a ground-mounted 50MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on a 150 ha site at Manchok in in the State, which is expected to

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Giving Fillip To The Power Sector

The Nigerian Electricity System Operation (NESO) recently released graphic but dismal data on the supply of electricity for the preceding month of March and attributed the loss of 2,746 megawatts of electricity to shortage of gas supply and decrease in water levels. The drop equally resulted in the loss of N34.60m that should have accrued

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Power Stations Release 3,767MW/hour of Electricity

Power generating stations comprising hydro and gas-fired plants in Nigeria released an average of 3,767MW/hour of power on April 19, according to the the Nigerian Electricity Supply. A daily report on its website, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, however, indicated that the power sector lost an estimated N929 million on

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