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Sierra Leone clinics receive free power from UK funded minigrids

A solar minigrid project is delivering far-reaching health and socio-economic benefits in rural Sierra Leone following a $1.25 million loan from REPP, funded by the UK government.

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The long term future of Nigerian National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) has been put in doubt by an agreement signed by the Lagos state government and Enron (Nigeria) Ltd and Yinka Folawiya Power for a 90 MW first phase project. The project at Ijora would cut the shortfall in electricity supply to the state to only 35 MW. A second phase would see Enron fund, build own and operate a 560 MW gas fired plant at Agbara, a suburb of Lagos.

Nigeria’s generation capacity drops with shutdown of six plants

Six of Nigeria's power plants have reportedly been shut down in recent months, potentially jeopardizing its recent supply stability.    

Wartsila set to build Nigeria’s biggest solar PV plant

Finnish group Wartsila is poised to build what will be the largest solar photovoltaic plant in Nigeria – and one of the biggest in Africa.

Nigeria’s Egbin Power highlights thermal power

This year's Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition, taking place from 12-13 November in Abuja, offers the unusual opportunity to be part of a...

Watershed for Nestle Nigeria

Nestle Nigeria Plc. has installed GE Jenbacher gas engines, entailing the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel source at its Flowergate Factory, enabling the company to reduce recurrent electricity cost by 30 per cent.

Nigeria’s Paras Energy selects Wärtsilä for power plant maintenance

Nigeria-based independent power producer Paras Energy has signed an agreement for the maintenance of three power plants with technology firm Wärtsilä.

CEO of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency talks investment opportunities

An exclusive interview with Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria, maps out future opportunities in Nigeria's energy sector...

Public-private synergy vital for Nigeria’s on-grid market growth

In this exclusive interview with Dolapo Kukoyi, partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors in Lagos, we learn more about what is needed to bridge...

Nigeria moves toward power privatization

Nigeria's plans to privatize the state run National Power Authority (Nepa) are to be preceded by the unbundling of activities next year and a doubling of generating capacity within three years, President Olusegun Obasanjo said Wednesday.

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