Daily Archives: February 12, 2018


Gravitricity Sets Sights on South Africa to Test Green Energy Tech

Gravitricity Sets Sights on South Africa to Test Green Energy Tech

Disused mine shafts in South Africa have been identified as an ideal location to test UK-based energy start-up Gravitricity’s green energy technology. The company announced plans to transform disused mine shafts into hi-tech green energy generation facilities through a system that uses gravity and massive weights. Gravitricity received a £650, 000 ($907, 000) grant from

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First Phase of Electrification of 500 Shops at Sabon-Gari Market, Kano Completed – REA

The Managing Director/Chief Executive officer, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi, carried out an inspection tour of the first phase of 500 electrified shops under the Federal Government’s Energizing Economies Initiatives at Sabon-Gari market, Kano State on 7th Feb 2018. The REA had earlier conducted a baseline survey of the energy needs of four major markets in Nigeria (of

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Power: 66 Day Rationing Hits Kaduna as TCN Begins Repairs

Some parts of Kaduna metropolis have begun to see a nine-hour daytime outage that will continue for 66 days over repair works initiated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Kaduna Electric which services the state said in a statement Friday that the rationing was earlier from February 6 to 14 but has been extended


National Bureau of Statistics Issues Power Sector Report

As of Q4 2017, only 46.16% equivalent to 3.45 million consumers of the total 7.48 million power consumers in Nigeria were metered, according to a power sector report compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS report, Power Sector Report: Energy Generated and Sent Out and Consumed and Load Allocation, metering data indicates that the


Wind Power Overtook Nuclear in UK Energy Pecking Order for January

Wind overtook nuclear to become the UK’s second biggest power generator in January. Independent energy market monitoring specialists, EnAppSys, has released data showing high wind generation of the past few months has propelled wind energy to second from the top in the UK’s energy pecking order. Average wind generation across January was 8.1GW per settlement period, second to


FG Shops for N73 Billion to Distribute Unutilised 2,000MW Power

A total of N73bn is required for investment in the power sector in order to effectively unlock and distribute the unutilised 2,000 megawatts of electricity being generated by power producers across the country. According to the latest minutes of the 23rd monthly meeting of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, with operators

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