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Zambia gets first mini-grid power system

Mini-grid power facility

The Zambian village of Chitandika is hosting the country’s flagship mini-grid power facility, courtesy of ENGIE. A mini-grid power system Tagged PowerCorner, the mini-grid provides energy to households and local businesses and supports public services such as the Rural Health Centre and two schools. It was inaugurated by ENGIE on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in presence of Matthew Nkhuwa, the ...

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Top EU court backs Germany on renewable energy surcharge rebates

Solar panels

Discounts on a German renewable energy surcharge for large manufacturers are compatible with EU rules on state aid, the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Renewable energy: Solar panels on rooftop The case concerns a 2012 German law that imposes a surcharge on consumers and manufacturers to help finance renewable energy development, effectively by providing a price-support ...

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Shell to power 700,000 homes with renewable energy

Colin Crooks

Shell, the British-Dutch oil and gas company, has revealed that it will power 700,000 homes with renewable energy. Colin Crooks, CEO of Shell Energy Retail Ltd A year after Royal Dutch Shell acquired First Utility, it has now rebranded the company as Shell Energy and, in doing so, switched all customers to 100 per cent renewable energy. Renewable energy will ...

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Nigeria committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020, says minister


The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Abubakar Bawa, says the Federal Government is committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020. A power plant fired by coal Bawa said this while declaring open the 55th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS) on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Enugu, Enugu State. He noted that ...

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UNN inaugurates plant to generate electricity from organic waste

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) may have set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State Prof Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, said the university would no ...

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Kebbi to produce biofuel from cassava, sugarcane

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says his administration will expedite action on the actualisation of the production of ethanol Biofuel from cassava and sugarcane. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State Bagudu made the statement in Zuru on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 when he paid a thank you homage to the Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Sani Sami, over the ...

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Edo installs 1.5KVA solar power boxes in 100 rural schools


Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says his administration has commenced the installation of 1.5KVA solar power boxes across 100 rural schools in the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, who made the disclosure on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Benin City, the state capital, said ...

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EU to launch €30m sustainable energy investment fund in Nigeria


The European Union (EU) says it will launch a €30 million sustainable energy investment fund in Nigeria. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Mr Adekunle Makinde, a former National Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) and co-Chairman of the forum, made this known on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Lagos. Malinda said in a statement ...

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Solar energy is the cheapest way to light up Africa, says expert

ADB-rooftop solar

The Executive Director of Power Smart, Mr Deji Sura, says solar energy is the cheapest means to light up Africa and an uninterrupted power supply to homes. Rooftop solar power panels Sura, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said mobile phones, which had been widely successful in Africa, changed the demand ...

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Experts seek to de-risk $13.2m GEF-UNDP off-grid power scheme

De-risking off-grid lighting

Steps to ensure that a proposed off-grid electricity project is less likely to involve a financial loss moved towards a conclusive phase recently in Abuja, where stakeholders met to validate the project document. Group photo of participants at the workshop Participants at the daylong workshop on Thursday, February 14, 2019 were presented an overview of the Project Document wherein they ...

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