Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Renewable-energy

Experts Dig Deep into Green Energy Market Challenges in Nigeria

Experts Dig Deep into Green Energy Market Challenges in Nigeria

A team of Africa’s green energy experts would be hoping to within 18 months identify the key challenges that stand in the way of a practical green energy revolution in the economies of four African countries – Nigeria; Kenya; Rwanda; and Ethiopia. Comprising of whizzes in the diverse aspects of climate change; environment; and renewable

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IBEDC to Commence Free Distribution of Pre-paid Meters in Kwara Soon

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) says it will soon commence the free distribution of pre-paid meters to electricity consumers in Kwara, Daily Trust reports. Mr Asaju Kolawole, the company’s Regional Communication Officer, said in an interview that the meters currently purchased for N37, 000 by electricity consumers, would now be distributed free. According to him, IBEDC

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Most of the Challenges in the Sector are Man-made – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has insisted that the challenges facing the power sector is not technical but man-made. Nigeria’s energy crises have persisted despite series of assurances by the Federal Government that the power challenges will be given maximum attention. But two years down the line, not much had

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Power Generation Stagnates at 2,503 GWh in Q2

Electricity generation statistics for second quarter (Q2) of 2017, showed a total average of 2,503 Giga watts hour (GWh) of energy was generated by power stations in Nigeria, reports Today. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Egbin Power Plant, contributed about 11.22 per cent share of the average energy generated, which represented the

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PHED Begins Massive Metering of Residential Customers

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has commenced massive deployment and installation of smart meters to its residential customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers States. Flagging off the first phase of the metering installation in Port Harcourt at Rumuomasi, the Chief Operating Officer of PHED, Kingsley Achife, said the company would

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Nigeria’s Power Generation Falls Behind Transmission Capacity

Nigeria now has a weird power problem. Investments in transmission capacity are growing while generation is declining. Therefore the national grid that coordinates eight transmission regions with 183 substations from a control centre in Oshogbo has over 2000MW idle capacity as generation from Nigeria’s 25 power plants slow, Business Day reports  “Under the Buhari Administration,

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Lagos Begins Sensitisation on Installation of Pre-Paid Meters

The Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, has begun sensitization of the public on the installation of Pre-paid Meters across Lagos State. The sensitization exercise began on Saturday in areas, such as Lekki, Ikoyi, Dolphin, Victoria Island and Alexander. While briefing the media and the public on the exercise over the weekend, the LWC Managing Director/Chief Executive

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