Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Friday 28th October 2022

Posted by News Room October 28, 2022

Enhancing Nigeria’s Energy Transition with Technology

The push for energy transition which the federal government unveiled in early September, is now attracting global attention with notable international energy providers seeking to key into the initiative.

This appear to be a interesting news for the government which knew from on start the enormity of work and resources that are required to achieve that daunting task.

This is because the country’s energy sector which has witnessed funding constraints is faced with depressed challenges emanating from European community which has raised the red flag towards funding fossil projects.



Nigeria Requires $425bn to Meet Needs in 2060- Report

Nigeria will need to invest up to $425 billion in mixed energy sources in order to attain stability by the year 2060, a new report has found.

The report entitled Nigeria Leading Africa to Net Zero”, was released today by the global technology group, Wartsila and made available to Vanguard in Abuja.

n the new report, the technology company provides a comprehensive roadmap on how the country should proceed to build a 100% renewable energy power system by 2060.



The Race for Energy Transition

The global focus on cleaner energy usage is gaining huge momentum in developed economies. This is why international oil companies and multinational corporations are divesting investment in hydrocarbon to alternative sources of energy; some have even set targets for exiting fossil fuel operations. But, with huge hydrocarbon deposit and great prospects for earning good revenue, African countries may be challenged in the race for the new dawn in the industry. The United Nations, however, points the way forward on needed steps. MUYIWA LUCAS reports.

In recent times, the oil and gas industry has been challenged on many fronts to  engage and adapt to a changing policy and investment landscape and to also evolve in ways which support contribute and even lead efforts to decarbonise the energy system.



Jos DISCO to Support Rural, Urban Electrification in Plateau

The Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JED), has promised to support the expansion of rural and urban electrification programme in Plateau to boost its economy.

Abdu Mohammed, the Managing Director of the company said this when he visited the state Gov. Simon Lalong in Jos

Mohammed also promised to push for the completion of the 132 KV line to Pankshin, 2×40 MVA, 132/33KV transmission station to service the entire Central and Southern parts of Plateau, covering 13 out of the 17 Local Government Ares of the state.



West Africa Power Pool Adopts Working Document for 2023 -TCN

The Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) has adopted a new work document and budget for 2023.

Mrs Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

Mbah said the adoption was done at the 55th Ordinary Session of the WAPP Executive Board Meeting at the pool’s Headquarters in Cotonou, Benin Republic.



PHED MD Calls for Collaboration with TCN for Excellent Service Delivery

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) Plc, Dr Benson Uwheru has emphasised the need for collaboration and synergy between the electricity distribution company and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in their operations to ensure the delivery of excellent services to electricity consumers in the franchise area of PHED.

He made the remark recently at a familiarisation meeting between PHED and the TCN. According to him, integrity and reliability are unnegotiable principles in PHED’s core values aimed at ensuring quality and excellent services are delivered to its customers.

Responding, the General Manager – Transmission, TCN, Dr Inugonum Thomas applauded the idea of collaboration between PHED and TCN and assured that the fault identified on the Afam-PH 132KV Line would be repaired quickly.



Kyiv Facing ‘Sharp Deterioration’ in Electric Supply After Russian Strikes

Ukrainians living in and around Kyiv have been told of a “sharp deterioration” in the region’s electricity supply after a fresh wave of Russian strikes aimed at sapping public morale as the country’s cold winter approaches.

A local energy supplier, Yasno, warned that existing blackouts could last a lot longer than a previously planned schedule of four-hour outages and that the capital already faced an electricity deficit of about 30% or more.



Energy Bill Fears as Winter Looms on the Edge of Scotland

Energy bills here on the very edge of the Scottish mainland are way above the UK average and they have been rising fast.

Glenelg is in a stunning location, gazing out across the churning Kyle Rhea narrows to the Isle of Skye.

But the weather can be unforgiving, often cold and wet, and like many rural areas in the UK, Glenelg is not on the mains gas grid. That means it relies on costlier sources of heat such as oil, electricity or solid fuels like coal and wood.



‘Humanise’ Energy to Help People Understand Roles and Choices: World Energy Council Chief

Conversations on energy tend to centre around money, carbon emissions and electricity, but there is a need to “humanise” the topic, said the secretary-general of the World Energy Council.

Making the topic more relatable would help people understand how and why clean energy transition matters to them, said Dr Angela Wilkinson, who is also chief executive of the UN-accredited global energy body operating in 100 countries.

We tend to talk … about energy transition in terms of trillions of dollars or gigatonnes of carbon or megawatt hours of electricity, and it goes right over people’s heads,” she said in an interview with CNA on Wednesday (Oct 26), on the sidelines of the Singapore International Energy Week.





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