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UK’s Energy Africa to boost solar power in Nigeria

UK’s Energy Africa to boost solar power in Nigeria

The Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo has signed an agreement with the UK government to increase the deployment of solar energy in West Africa and other rural communities. The signing follows the launch of the UK’s Energy Africa access campaign in October recently, which is designed to help the continent achieve universal energy access by


India to sign agreement with Bangladesh for power supply

India will sign an agreement with Bangladesh on November 27 for selling 100 MW power from Tripura’s Palatana power project in Gomati district, a Tripura minister said today. “Bangladesh wants to start buying power from December 16, to mark the country’s Bijoy Diwas (Victory day). The decision to sell power from the 726 MW gas-based

Electricity: NERC orders review of fixed charges

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has directed electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) to urgently restructure their fixed charges in order to ensure no Nigerian is made to pay for electricity not consumed. The Discos have also been directed to discontinue the practice of bulk metering. The action of NERC is in line with an earlier

DISCOs seek Presidency’s help over alleged N7b debt

ELECTRICITY distribution companies (DISCOs) has lamented how the debts allegedly owed them by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are crippling the electricity sector. They therefore, called on the Presidency to come to their aid and direct security agencies and other government bodies to pay up their debts. The DISCOs, which have come under the umbrella

DISCOs Get Deadline to Pay Debts for Procured Power

Defaulting electricity distribution companies in the country have been given up till tomorrow to Friday to pay up their outstanding debts or risk stiff sanctions. This notice was issued yesterday by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Limited (NBET), explaining that the debts covered outstanding payments for capacity and energy invoiced for February, March and April


How Buhari Can Fix Electricity

Chineme Okafor writes that to meet the yearnings of Nigerians for sustainable power supply, the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari, must build on existing reforms in Nigeria’s electricity industry to ensure its quick revitalisation In adopting electricity privatisation, the federal government perhaps viewed it as the best way to solve Nigeria’s long running electricity problem


Chinese Consortium To Build 1,000MW Coal Power Plant in Nigeria

Chinese consortium HTG-Pacific Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Government for the exploitation and mining of the Ezinmo Coal Bricks in the country’s coal-rich eastern state of Enugu. Nigerian authorities say the MoU will be followed by a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that would authorise the investors to build a 1000


WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference 2014 to Address Post-Privatization Challenges

With about 30 million households in Nigeria still without access to electricity at the dawn of a new era in Nigeria’s liberalized electricity power sector, the 4th WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference 2014 is sets to address the challenges of post-privatization. According to the organizers, the conference, which will hold at the Lagoon Restaurant, Ozumba

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