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Federal Executive Council Approves 215 Megawatts Power Plant for Kaduna

Federal Executive Council Approves 215 Megawatts Power Plant for Kaduna

Abuja—on Wednesday, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave approval for the construction of a power plant in Kaduna which is expected to generate 215 megawatts of electricity. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, dropped the hints while briefing State House Correspondents alongside his colleagues in the Ministry of Information, Budget and National

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Govt, NPC, Power Firms Plan Energy Audit

The Federal Government, the Nigerian Population Commission (NPC), power firms and other stakeholders in the value chain are planning to an energy audit to ascertain the level of electricity consumed in the country. The audit would also help in improving supply, it was gathered at the weekend in Lagos. While the Federal Government serves as


Bulk Trader, Kingline Sign PPA for 550 Megawatts Ondo IPP

The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc (NBET), otherwise known as the Bulk Trader, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) that will enable the 550 megawatts (MW) Ondo open cycle independent power project (IPP) to achieve a financial close. The PPA was jointly signed in Abuja by the Managing Director of NBET, Dr. Marilyn

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A Clear-Cut Job for Ugbo at NDPHC

Last Wednesday, the federal government confirmed Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as substantive Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), a special purpose vehicle funded by the three tiers of Nigeria’s government to fast-track power generation and delivery in the country. Through a circular from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of


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

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


Use Energy Saving Bulbs, NERC Urges Electricity Consumers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday urged electricity users to use energy saving bulbs and standard appliances to complement its energy efficiency programmes. The acting Chairman of the commission, Dr Anthony Akah, made the plea at a seminar on energy efficiency in Abuja. Akah said that the call became imperative in view of


‘Why Contractors Can’t Complete Power Projects’

Contractors handling power projects cannot complete abandoned works because they expect government to defray outstanding debts owed them. The Publicity Secretary, Association of Rural Electrification Contractors of Nigeria (ARECON) Ostia Nwaneri stated this to our correspondent on phone yesterday. According to him:  “The major issue why we cannot complete ongoing projects is because the ones


[Communiqué] August 2016 Nextier Power Dialogue: Implementing Off-Grid Technologies in a Nascent Electricity Market

PREAMBLE 1.  On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Nextier Power, through its initiative, Nigeria Electricity Hub, organised an event to discuss implementing off-grid technologies in a nascent electricity market. The discourse was held at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre in Wuse 2, Abuja. 2.  The guest speakers included Tinyan Ogiehor (Technical Lead, SOLAR Nigeria), Dr. Haliru

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