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Babatunde-Raji-Fashola

What Does It Take to Solve Nigeria’s Power Crisis?

What Does It Take to Solve Nigeria’s Power Crisis?

Nigerian power sector is presumed to have a huge gap between supply and demand. Current power demand is estimated at 17.520 megawatts, including latent and suppressed demand. An African Progress Report even states that more than 90 million Nigerians have no access to electricity. It says out of this non-electrified population, 17 million people that

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Eligible Customer- Evaluating the Declaration

Introduction On May 15, 2017, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, made a declaration that allows certain customers to source electricity directly from Generation Companies (GenCos) and other licensees aside from just Distribution Companies (DisCos). This declaration of Eligible Customers is through the powers of the Honourable Minister as

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Eskom Boasts Investment in Renewables Research

South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University. Eskom divisional executive for corporate affairs, Chose Choeu, emphasised that these partnerships are long-term and are fundamental to ensure that a sustainable legacy for the people of South Africa is secured.

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Power Headache: Will it Ever Get the Right Pill? (II)

“Part of our problem is inadequate policy in place to back up regulations. Policy forms the bedrock upon which regulation and orders are based and their absence portends unsustainable plans and programmes”, Ogaji noted. She also stated that load allocation from the national grid to the 11 Discos on specific percentage is counter-productive and must

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Short-Term Strategy on Achieving Electricity Stability in Nigeria

It is no news that Nigeria is bedeviled with unstable electricity, the deafening sound of individually owned petrol and diesel generators in most residential, commercial & industrial premises in urban areas of the country has become the norm. Citizens spend their savings to buy expensive petrol and diesel fuel to power their individually owned generators,

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