Daily Archives: February 2, 2018


Renewables Could Lower India’s Energy Mix Dependence on Water

Renewables Could Lower India’s Energy Mix Dependence on Water

A study has found that increasing the share of renewables in India’s energy mix could reduce water withdrawal and the consumption intensity of power generation. The new policy brief co-authored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) states that depending on the future energy pathways a power sector (excluding


Power Shortage: FCTA Pays AEDC 900 Million Debt

In an attempt to end perennial power shortage in and around the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the authority says it’s has settled Abuja Electricity Development Company with the sum of over N900million as payment for electricity bills as part of its efforts to sustain and illuminate major streets of the nation’s capital. The Coordinator, Abuja


Addressing the Challenges of Electricity Metering in Nigeria

Until 2013 when it was privatized, the power sector in Nigeria was managed by the Federal Government through the power holdings company of Nigeria. Inappropriate charges arising from estimated billings that had bedevilled the sector over the years became aggravated since the hand over to private owners leading to the controversy between the distribution companies


Capricorn Digital Scales Up Bill Payment Solution as it Enlists AEDC, EEDC

Fast-rising digital distribution and technology solutions company, Capricorn Digital Limited, has scaled up the electricity bill payments offering on its payment platform, Vanguard reports. The Baxi Box, which is the platform through which payments are made, now includes Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). This will afford residents of Abia, Anambra, Enugu,


Installation Capacity Crucial to Unlocking 12000MW Power Generation – Fashola

At the opening of a recent House of Representatives investigative hearing, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing reiterated his commitment towards unlocking 12,000MW of power generation achieved by the present administration, Business Day reports. The Minister explained that out of 125 TCN power projects inherited by the present administration, 85 projects were stalled by


Lake Turkana Wind Power expected to link to grid in Q3

A Chinese consortium has committed to paying a fine should they miss a deadline to complete the transmission line linking Lake Turkana Wind Power to the national grid by August 31. The consortium, consisting of NARI Group Corporation and Power China Guizhou Engineering Company has been awarded a Sh9.6 billion ($98 million) contract following the

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AfDB to Back Deployment of 10GW of Solar in Africa by 2020

In line with its High 5 development priorities and, in particular, its agenda to Light up and power Africa, the African Development Bank plans to reach 29.3 million people in Africa with electricity by 2020. The President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, made this disclosure at the High Level Event on “New Way of Working:

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