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Nigeria Needs Nuclear Energy to Boost Economy

Nigeria Needs Nuclear Energy to Boost Economy

The President, Council for Renewable Energy of Nigeria (CREN), Anita Okuribido has stressed the need for Nigeria and other African countries to consider substantial investment in nuclear and renewable energy, in order to boost economic development. Speaking at a recent event on renewable energy, Okuribido said: “We need all hands on deck to deploy huge

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Eligible Customer Declaration – Matters Arising

On May 19, 2017, the minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) invoked the Eligible Customer Declaration in accordance with Section 27 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) 2005. The EPSRA 2005 is the “constitution” of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). Who is an Eligible Customer? The EPSRA defines

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How Nigeria Can Fix Power Sector

How can Nigeria’s endemic power problem be resolved? By increased investment in renewable energy, gas pipelines, power plants and transmission network, among others, says Green Elec President Marcel Hochet, in this interview with AKINOLA AJIBADE. He also speaks on the plans by five states to build solar-powered mini-grids. How can Nigeria tackle the perennial problems

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Electricity: Why Nigerians will Continue to Live in Darkness

After several years of focusing on power as a critical sector of the nation’s economy, achieving stability has continued to be a huge uphill task resulting in frustrations for domestic and industrial consumers. ADETOLA BADEMOSI writes on the various challenges facing the power sector. WITH an unofficial population of about 180 million people, Nigeria currently

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How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill

With the steady increase in electricity tariff and cost of fuel, it becomes imperative to reduce your energy consumption hereby saving you thousands of naira in electricity bills which can be put to good use with other things. Welcome to another episode of energy talk with Energywatchng, we hope to solve most of your energy


Blame Poor Planning For Failure of 2013 Power Privatisation –Stakeholder

Pioneer head of Market Operations of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Uzoma Achinanya, yesterday, identified policy summersault in the reform of the power sector as the bane of achieving  stable power in the country as he cautioned against tariff increment without proper research. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Abuja, Achinanya lamented that the

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