Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

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Power Africa Supports Kenya’s Green Energy Ambition

Power Africa Supports Kenya’s Green Energy Ambition

In East Africa, two Kenyan power companies have received financial support from the US government’s initiative, Power Africa, to maximise the generation of green energy. The Daily Nation reported that the funds will assist in accelerating the production of geothermal and solar energy. Read more… The US Trade and Development Agency, under the Power Africa

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Fashola Tasks Agency to Provide Electricity in Rural Communities

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, said that the tertiary qualifications obtained by board members of the Rural Electrification Agency were meaningless if millions of Nigerians continue to lack access to electricity. Fashola made this known while inaugurating a new board for the REA at the headquarters of the Federal

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N152.16bn Loan Owed by Power Investors Frustrating Moves for Fresh Facility

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors Power (ANEDP), lead group for power distribution companies in the country has cried out to government and chronic debtors that their greatest impediments towards accessing additional bank loans remains the backlog of N152.16b owed members. ANEDP said the facility known as ‘Nigeria Electricity Market Stabilisation Fund’, was for the

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FG Gets Task Force to Prosecute Electricity Thieves

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has approved a special task force for the investigation and prosecution of electricity theft cases under the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005. The task force was inaugurated by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Umar, during a joint

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BEDC to Restore Power to Ondo Communities

The management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) yesterday promised to restore power supply to six Ondo State communities that have been in darkness for years. The affected communities are in the four local government areas in Akoko land. The news came after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) said the residents suffered pains and losses because

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Nigeria to Exploit Vast Solar Resources

Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems. This will ultimately increase access to electricity to millions more. The United States Trade and Development Agency has made that possible with a grant awarded to a Nigerian company, Community Social Enterprises Limited

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Electricity Theft: AEDC Partners Security Agencies

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says  its partnership with the Director of Prosecution of the Federation, Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will help eliminate  electricity related offences in its area of coverage. AEDC’s Managing Director, Mr Ernest Mupwaya, said this at the inauguration of a special electricity

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