Daily Archives: May 16, 2017


Kenya: KPLC Partners With IFC to Improve Efficiency

Kenya: KPLC Partners With IFC to Improve Efficiency

The World Bank Group’s subsidiary, International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced plans to support the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) in implementing a set of loss reduction measures. According to a company press release, this move is an attempt to reduce the technical and commercial losses experienced by the power utility, which are currently around


Nuclear Back on the Table For South Africa

South Africa plans to sign new, more transparent nuclear power agreements with five foreign countries after a high court blocked a deal with Russia due to a lack of oversight, the energy ministry said on Saturday. Transparent nuclear new build plans South Africa signed intergovernmental agreements with Russia, France, China, South Korea and the United


KEDCO Laments Poor Revenue Generation in Jigawa

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has charged its staff to buckle up while expressing displeasure over the revenue of the company in Jigawa south  region saying,  N3 billion was targeted in the last quarter but less than N2 billion was generated. The Managing Director of the company, Jameel Ishiaku Gwamna, made this known yesterday during

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Masari Urges FG to Complete 10MW Windmill Power Project

Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, has urged the Federal Government to accelerate the completion of the 10 Megawatt Windmill Power Project in Rimi Local Government Area of the state. Masari made the call on Thursday in Katsina at the launching of a Pilot Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic. He


GE Delivering on 10,000MW Commitments to Nigeria

Speaking to select journalists in Lagos at the weekend, the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s Grid Solutions/Energy Connections, Africa, Dr. Lazarus Angbazo stated that even though governments and parties have changed in Nigeria, the needs of the country have remained the same. Angbazo further clarified that his company did not commit to invest

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We Must Return to Regional Electricity Grids

What is the state of the gas to power project? In all honesty, the gas to power sector is in serious trouble and it is virtually a dead sector as we speak. The reason is very simple: the entire gas to power value chain is illiquid. It doesn’t generate enough money to sustain all the


NASS Doubles Rural Electrification Budget to N31bn

The National Assembly has doubled the 2017 budget proposal of the National Rural Electrification Agency, NREA, raising the executive expenditure proposal for the agency from N16,137,871,005 to N31,044,204551 as contained in the Appropriation Bill passed last Thursday. The legislature also partially increased the N40 billion proposed in the budget by the Transmission Company of Nigeria,

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GE Plans 2GW Hydroelectric Power in Nigeria

The General Electric is planning to install hydroelectric plants that will generate additional two gigawatts of electricity in the country by 2030 in view the the nation’s growing power demands. This is part of 29GW hydropower expansion projects to be executed by the American multinational corporation in four African countries in the next 13 years.

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