Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Power Solar

East Africa to Explore the Micro-Utility Space

East Africa to Explore the Micro-Utility Space

A village in East Africa is soon to be the recipient of a solar-powered microgrid, which will be able to supply power to more than one village. With no utility or supporting infrastructure in the area, EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), is seeking to install a 180kW solar photovoltaic


Hydro Project’s Obsolete Turbines Cause Concern in Nigeria

One of Nigeria’s largest hydro dams lays waste as turbines bought in 1982 from a German company were abandoned at the dam site and are now obsolete. The multi-million naira electricity turbines were purchased for the hydropower project at Ikere Gorge dam in Iseyin, Oyo State. The turbines were expected to produce electricity that would

green energy investment

Nigeria: EU Earmarks €150m to Boost Electricity Supply in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has committed €150 million to boost electricity supply in Nigeria with a focus on green and renewable energy. The EU representative in Nigeria, Mr. Kurt Cornelius, disclosed this at the weekend during the inauguration of an 85KWP Solar Hybrid Mini-Grid Project in Gbamu-Gbamu Village in Ijebu-East Local Council of Ogun State.


‘Weak Power Transmission Networks Spoiling our Machines’

The gas-fired and hydropower Generation Companies (GenCos) have called on the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to improve the transmission networks to save their generating machines from recurring frequency oscillations. Its umbrella body, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), told Daily Trust at the weekend that the “Frequency oscillations which are due to the weak


Terminal Operators Waive N1.5 Billion Charges on Stranded Power Equipment Containers at Port

Container terminal operators in Nigeria have waived a princely sum of N1.5 billion on more than 500 stranded power equipment containers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). The government has found it difficult to pay for accrued demurrage and storage charges, which kept accumulating till now. The operators under the aegis of Seaport


Assessing FG’s 35,000MW Power Transmission Target

The Federal Government recently launched a 20-year master plan of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), outlining steps to reaching a 35,000 megawatt (MW) electricity wheeling capacity in 20 years. This piece looks at the plan to see if it could be the magic wand to satisfy the yearning of Nigerians for stable electricity in


FG Improves FCT Power Supply with $2.3m Transformers

The federal government yesterday commenced moves to improve electricity supply across 15 communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the installation of two transformers of 200MVA transmission capacity at Katampe and Apo areas of Abuja. Speaking at the commissioning of the 100MVA transformer at Katampe substation, the Minister of State II, Mr Hassan Suleiman

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