Daily Archives: April 25, 2017


50MW Engie Plant Powers 10.5% of Houston’s Energy Needs

50MW Engie Plant Powers 10.5% of Houston’s Energy Needs

French renewable energy firm Engie has commissioned its 50MW solar PV plant in Houston. The SolaireHolman plant is now online and capable of providing up to 10.5% of the electricity needs of Texas’ largest city; solidifying Houston’s status as the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the US. Located on 146 hectares in Alpine,


Massachusetts Governor Makes a Push For Solar and Low-Income Access to Renewables

In celebration of Earth Week, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker announced six separate programmes to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. Baker explained that one of the main goals of these programmes is to promote access to renewable energy for lower-income families. The state is providing US$10 million for the various projects, which will be carried

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Govt, World Bank Open Talks On Nigeria’s Energy Crisis

The Federal Government and the World Bank have opened fresh talks aimed at helping Nigeria to resolve its recurring power crisis. The Acting Head, World Bank Office in Nigeria, Chief Bayo Awosemusi, disclosed this in an interview  in Abuja. Awosemusi regretted that the bank’s plan for the nation’s power sector had not been followed through


CBN Disburses N114.74bn To 29 Power Firms

The Central Bank of Nigeria has disbursed a sum of N114.74bn to 29 power firms under its Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility. The amount is contained in the Financial Stability Report of the apex bank. The report stated that while N114.7bn was provided to the power firms as loans, a total of N6.26bn had been


The Power Sector And Emergency Experts

The danger emergency experts pose to the Nigerian power sector became clear to me and deserving of exposure in the public interest on July 15, 2016. By emergency experts, I mean people who presume to be very knowledgeable about specialised subjects and with that presumption, air misguided views or make unrealistic propositions about such subjects.


Fayemi Raises Hope for Enugu Coal Power Plant

Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has raised hope that it is still possible to establish a coal power generating plant in Enugu State in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Fayemi disclosed that already three coal power generating plants had been established in Kogi, Gombe and Sokoto states through private sector initiatives, adding

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