Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

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Sokoto to Build 250 Solar-Powered Water Schemes in Rural Areas

Sokoto to Build 250 Solar-Powered Water Schemes in Rural Areas

The Sokoto State Government has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar- powered water schemes to be sited in rural areas across the 23 local government areas of the state, THISDAY reports. In a statement by the state governor’s spokesperson, Malam Imam Imam, in Sokoto on Sunday, the project is part of government’s policy of

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AfDB, NDF, Others Make $55 Million Investment in Off-Grid Energy Access Fund

On December 15, the African Development Bank’s Board approved a US $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (“FEI OGEF”). This follows the approval of additional investments of US $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), US $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and €6 million from the

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Niger Youths Threaten to Shut Shiroro, Kainji, Jebba Power Plants

Youths under the auspices Youth Lead Nigeria have threatened to shut down the three power plants of Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba over epileptic power supply across Niger state. The President of the group and convener of the protest tagged #powerpowerstate, Comrade Mohammed Etsu during a press conference at the weekend in Minna vowed that the

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What to Expect for 3050MW Mambilla Hydropower in 2018

The 3050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower project which has long been on the drawing board was stirred in November 2017 when the Federal Government and Chinese contractors signed a N2.1 trillion (about $5.792 billion) contract deal in Abuja to execute it. Daily Trust dissects the expected breakthrough it could record this year. In June 2017,

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Power Sector System Collapse Led to N4.6 Billion Loss in 3 Days

The system collapse experienced in the power sector between January 2 and 4, 2018 meant 9,162.7 megawatts (MW) of power was not generated due to non-supply of gas and the Federal Government lost more than N4.6billion in revenue, The Guardian reports. A breakdown of the statistics showed that on January 4, 2018, the average power sent out was

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EEDC Begins Clearing of Network for Improved Power Supply

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has commenced the clearing of its network for improved electricity supply to its consumers in the southeast, P.M. News reports. A statement on Monday in Enugu by the company’s Head of Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, said the clearance was to detect faults on its trunk lines. Ezeh said that

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Hydro Generation Improves Offsetting Losses from Gas Plants

Electricity generation from the nation’s hydropower plants has recorded significant improvement, offsetting the losses caused by last week’s pipeline fire on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS), that left six gas-fired power plants, including Egbin in Lagos, shut down, The Punch reports. The number of power plants idle on Friday was 14 out of 28, according to the

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