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Investors seek to unlock low-cost capital for renewable energy venture


Lack of local capital – one of the challenges facing large-scale renewable energy development in Nigeria – was the fulcrum of discussion at a recent forum as stakeholders sought a way out of the investment quagmire. Participants at the Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum At a two-day Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on “Unlocking low-cost capital for grid-connected renewable energy investment in Nigeria” held ...

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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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Study: West Africa leads in renewable energy, energy efficiency

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report,  produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It says that although access to energy services remains severely constrained in the region, renewables and energy efficiency measures contribute to improved access. Launched on November 10, ...

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Nasarawa villages get access to sustainable energy

Three rural communities in North Central Nigeria are beneficiaries to a scheme designed to give countryside folks access to sustainable energy and boost their standard of living. On-grid and off-grid villages in Upper Uke, Lower Uke and Roguwa in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State are to be fitted and retrofitted under a pilot arrangement being promoted courtesy of ...

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Energy efficiency: UNDP, GEF, SON set refrigerating appliances standard

Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for refrigerating appliances emerged last week in Lagos as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) rallied a team of specialists to explore and adapt the IEC 62552 as a Nigerian Industrial Standard. The IEC 62552 is an energy consumption test standard that is presently being harmonised internationally. The GEF (Global Environment Facility)-UNDP (United Nations Development ...

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