Daily Archives: January 4, 2018


Energizing Education Programme (EEP) Clarification

Energizing Education Programme (EEP) Clarification

The Rural Electrification Agency wishes to make it clear that the planned Energizing Education Programme (EEP) which aims to provide dedicated and reliable electricity to Federal Universities is on course for delivery in 2018, and is already part of the 2017 budget. Allegations that the MD/CEO made any statements to the contrary are patently untrue and


EKEDC Celebrates Amoda at Retirement, Book Presentation

The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company has expressed appreciation to its former Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Oladele Amoda (an engineer), who retired from the company after 35 years of service. It was at a programme held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, where Amoda’s autobiography, titled Forget not his Benefits,  was also

The 100-megawatt Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi extends over about one square mile. Shams 1 is the world s largest concentrated solar power plant in operation.

Emergence of a Commercial Market for Mini-Grids in Africa

Energy access remains a critical piece of the African development story. Some 600 million people in the region are still without access to modern forms of energy, relying instead on rudimentary fuels, such as charcoal and wood, for cooking; costly kerosene, candles and batteries for lighting; and spending significant and increasing amounts of time and

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Biomass Shows Promise for Indirect Industry Growth

The South African manufacturing industries are taking big steps in adopting innovative models to reduce their electricity bills while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint – ensuring they are compliant with their triple bottom line. Standing at a crossroads faced with an uncertain economic environment, local industries have been self-motivated to ensure their


NNPC Reacts to Nationwide Blackout

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr Maikanti Baru, has ordered the immediate assessment of fire incident on Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP). A statement on Wednesday in Abuja by the NNPC Spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, noted that the affected pipeline was a natural gas line which supplied the commodity from Escravos

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Gas Pipeline Fire Causes Nigeria’s Electricity Grid to Collapse

According to the Ministry Of Power, Works and Housing, a sudden loss of power generation on Tuesday night, which led to a total blackout across the country, occurred following a reported fire incident on a gas pipeline in Edo State, Channels TV reports. “Regrettably, after a sustained period of increasing production and distribution of power since September 2017

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EKEDC to Intensify Efforts at Curbing Energy Theft

The new Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) of Eko Electricity Distribution Company  (EKEDC), Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, has reiterated the company’s commitment to fight energy theft and other vices militating against the fulfillment of the company’s mandate. Speaking at the handing over ceremony organised by the company for the former CEO of EKEDC, Mr Oladele Amoda, Fadebiyi

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