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Renewable energy: Stakeholders validate training manual for mini-grid developers

Stakeholders' Validation Workshop

A draft training manual/curriculum detailing the knowledge required for a developer in the mini-grid space to be able to successfully execute Interconnected Mini-Grids (ICM) in Nigeria has been endorsed. Participants at the Stakeholders’ Validation Workshop in Lagos A mini-grid is a set of small-scale electricity generators and possibly energy storage systems interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to ...

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REA launches innovation hub to accelerate energy transition

Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA), Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, has said that the REA’s research and innovation hub was launched to stimulate innovative ideas that can help drive positive impact in the renewable energy space. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad Ahmad, who isclosed this recently during a chat with Founder, International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa), Olumide ...

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World has enough renewables potential for energy transition, say experts

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

The world already has more than enough renewable energy potential to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuels while also expanding energy access for all, finds new analysis by Dr Sven Teske and Dr Sarah Niklas from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. Renewable energy: Solar panels Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy shows clearly that, even if ...

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UK facility described as critical in energy transition, COP26 preparation alliance

Prof Chidi Onyia with COP26 President

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has said that the UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) remains critical to the UK-Nigeria collaboration in the Energy Transition Council, not only in preparing for COP26 but also for initiatives beyond this event. UKNIAF MD, Prof. Chidi Onyia (right), meets with the COP26 President, Alok Sharma, in Abuja Llewellyn-Jones made the submission when ...

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Energy transition: Total changes name to TotalEnergies

Patrick Pouyanné

Total on Friday, May 28, 2021 changed its name to TotalEnergies as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies The company made the announcement in a statement posted on its website. The statement said the decision was approved at the Ordinary and Extraordinary ...

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Renewable energy: SON launches standards for solar components

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 launched a range of new standards for solar system components in line with the nation’s drive for use of renewable energy. Solar panels The new industrial standards are for solar panels, batteries, inverters, photovoltaic (PV), charge controllers and metering standards. The Director General of (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, said in ...

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Groups train 100 Benue IDPs on solar energy

IDPs Camp Solar

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) in partnership with Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF) has sensitised more than 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on solar energy in Benue State. Solar panels on the roofs of households in an IDPs camp Addressing the participants, on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Unkpiam IDPs Camp, Guma LG, the ...

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South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind park

Moon Jae-in

South Korea says that it is planning to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm running on floating turbines by 2030. President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Photo credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images President Moon Jae-in pledged the government’s full support for the project during his presentation on Thursday, May 6, 2021. According to the government, investments worth 36 trillion won ...

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Zungeru hydropower dam project to go operational soon

Hydropower dam

The 700MW Zungeru hydro-eletric power dam being constructed by the Federal Government will soon become operational, Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has said. Hydropower dam This is contained in a statement by Mrs Mary-Noel Berje, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in Minna, the state capital, on Friday, April 30, 2021. Bello made this known when he visited ...

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KEDCO, NSIA, Konexa sign MoU for $100m renewable energy solution

Kano Electricity Distribution Company

 Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Konexa, a foreign investor, for the generation, storage, and distribution of electricity. Kano Electricity Distribution Company head offices The MoU will see Konexa investing $100 million to, among other things, provide cutting-edge technology in deploying renewable energy. Pradeep Pursnani, Chief Executive Officer of Konexa who said this ...

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