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Solar is gaining prominence in Nigeria


In the last five years, the adoption of solar energy technology and other  renewable forms have gained a huge prominence in Nigeria.  The shift to renewable energy sources with solar leading the pack was  heightened after the federal government privatised about 18 thermal  generation and distribution power firms on November 1, 2013. With the takeover of private firms, the federal ministry of power said it  is shifting from a sole operator of power utilities to making more policies  and developing a […]

Nigeria’s push for renewable energy


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Nigerians turn to renewable energy as solution to power crisis Nigeria produces about 2.5 million barrels of oil each day, yet many of its citizens live without electricity. Some residents are now seeking alternative solutions to the country’s ongoing energy crisis. Joseph Agesoji has to run his small generator so he can use the hair clippers at his barbershop. He lives in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Mpape is largely an informal settlement in the hills just […]

Association of Integrated Power Producers tells NERC they are determined


A delegation of the Integrated Power Project Association of Nigeria (IPAN), led by its Chairman, Professor Jerry Gana recently paid a courtesy call on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), where it reiterated its determination to work assiduously to change the power situation in the country. The delegation, all of whom are licensed producers appreciated the licenses issued them and gave the assurance to see that it is translated to power generation in line with the Commission’s promise to the […]

NERC LAUDS LAGOS STATE POWER INITIATIVE


Lagos state has been described as the fastest growing metropolis in the light of its strive to stem epileptic electricity supply in the country. This follows the commissioning of the Island Power Expansion (IPP2), which took place on 31 October, 2013. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi said that Lagos state was fully aware of its energy need as it is targeting intervention that focuses on areas that cannot be […]

Business Opportunities Abound in Nigeria’s Power Sector – Nebo


Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has assured a visiting trade and investment delegation from South Africa that Nigeria’s fledgling power sector still offers a lot of business opportunities to South-Africa. According to him, the welcome development in strategic partnership with Nigeria is in the spirit of African brotherhood and solidarity. Nebo recalled the days preceding the emergence of majority rule in South-Africa, noting that Nigeria was there to ensure political freedom for South-Africans. “We are desirous of doing business […]

UK Confirms Plans for 39 GW of Offshore Wind by 2030


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Birmingham, UK Speaking at the Renewable UK conference in Birmingham this week, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey confirmed plans for the development of up to 39 GW of offshore wind capacity in UK waters by 2030. “Let me make this crystal clear, there should no doubt about the government’s commitment to renewable energy as part of a cost effective, low-carbon, secure and diverse energy mix. No doubt about the level of support available.” — Ed Davey, UK Energy Minister. “Offshore wind […]