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Geometrics $530 Million Aba IPP to Switch on in April 2017

Geometrics $530 Million Aba IPP to Switch on in April 2017

After about three years after completion of the Geometric Power Ltd, Aba, Abia State, one of the Independent Power Plants (IPP) licensed by the Nigerian Government, the Plant is set to switch on around April next year, according to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji. Bogged down


We have Built a Deep Knowledge of the Power Market Framework

Rahila Thomas plays a significant role in Nigeria’s power sector as lead driver of EMRC, a global leader in energy regulations and transactions. Since inception; the company previously known as Mercados has provided strategic advice and support to regulators, distributors, investors and operators in the power sector. In this interview Thomas sheds some light on

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Developing a Liquidity Solution for the Nigerian Power Sector – Olayemi Anyanechi

In the first part of this article, we proposed a liquidity and payment support mechanism for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), which should achieve the following objectives: Support NBET’s payment obligations to Gencos under respective PPAs, which in turn, would enable Gencos meet their payment obligations to their Gas Suppliers under respective GSAs; Settle

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DisCos Have to Know Everybody on Their Network to Improve Revenue Collection – Aminu Abubakr

The ability of electricity distribution companies to successfully bill and collect revenue for power supplied to consumers is critical to the overall viability of Nigeria’s electricity supply industry. These distribution companies must know what their customers are and their power consumption habits. Mr. Aminu Abubakr, a power consultant, made this recommendation during an interview with


Seeing Power Generation as a Business Opportunity: Adewale Tinubu

Africa’s power sector was one of the key issues discussed at last month’s World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Kigali, Rwanda. Speakers on different panels talked of how power shortages affect their businesses, while players in the energy industry deliberated the challenges, opportunities, and trends. Several business leaders highlighted that poor electricity access is


Nigeria’s Energy Mix: A Conversation We Must Have Now!

Africa’s installed capacity of power is 90GW. That is about the equivalent to Germany’s installed capacity from wind and solar sources alone. This tells two major stories; Africa is actually more power poor than it is poor in other instances when compared with other countries – before you even begin to do a country by

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