Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Friday December 2nd 2022

Posted by News Room December 2, 2022

EKEDC laments increasing assault on staff 

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, cried out against assault on its staff while on duty, calling it barbaric and inhumane.

Chief spokesperson for the electricity distribution company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, lamented the assault on Sanmi Mathew Akanni, a driver with the Ikate zone team under its Orile district on November 29. 2022.


Atiku has solutions to Nigeria power problem – Reno Omokri 

Number one bestselling author and former aide to ex president Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, has said that the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has the solution to Nigeria power problems.

He said only Atiku has detailed correctly how he intends to solve the problem.

Omokri said this in his 52nd blurb about why he believes Atiku is the best candidate Nigeria needs.



2023: ECOWAS Electricity Agency assures of stable, affordable power across W/Africa 

Mr Laurent Tossou, Chairman, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) has assured ECOWAS citizens of cost-effective, green energy.

This is coming after the launch of the second phase of the Electricity Market in 2023.

Tossou made this known while addressing newsmen on the side-lines of the 89th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers on Thursday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tossou alongside other Heads of ECOWAS Institutions were administered their oat of office during the opening Session of the Ministerial Session.

Tossou said that after the launch of the second phase of the electricity market, ERERA will regulate and harmonise the electricity market among member states electricity institutions, sustainable and affordable electricity for the good of the people.


Nigeria plans 178,000mw renewable energy by 2050, to spend $1.22 trillion 

A new Renewable Energy Roadmap (REmap) being planned by the Federal Government could see the country generate about 178,000 megawatts renewable energy at a cost of $1.22 trillion by 2050.

By implication, and in a Transforming Energy Scenario (TES), about 92 per cent of energy sources would become renewable at a cost of $35 billion yearly, even as the document projected solutions to climate change challenges in the country.

Revealed at a National Workshop organised by the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) in Abuja, yesterday, key stakeholders, especially from related ministries and agencies, described the move as a step in the right direction.


 KEDCO Appoints New Head Of Corporate Communications 

The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Thursday appointed Sani Bala Sani as the new Head of Corporate Communications.

A press statement that was made available to INDEPENDENT said Prior to his appointment, Sani was a Senior Manager and Head, of Special Consumer Group (SCG) whose job role was to oversee KEDCO Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),

The statement explained that the new Head of Corporate Communications championed the provision of social services to the poor and vulnerable communities, which birthed an era of unflinching support to women in Dausayi, Dausara and Dankunkuru villages in Kano state.


Russia, central to world energy crises solution 

Forget the Russia-Ukraine war which appears more or less a political crisis, key solutions to the world energy crises, still revolves around Russia.

At least, activities, discussions and deliberations at this year ATOMEXPO held in Sochi, Russia, suggest so.

Energy burdened countries rush to RussiaMost of the countries of the world with intractable energy crises requiring critical interventions appear to be rushing to Russia.


AfDB Loans $125m to Develop Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Scheme 

Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), currently operating the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric scheme in Mozambique, has just obtained a $125 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Growing Together in Africa Fund, a $2 billion facility funded by the People’s Bank of China (PBC) and administered by the AfDB, and the AfDB each contribute $100 million to the recently approved funding.

The funding will be used to upgrade the power generation system as part of the Vital Capex program. On the Zambezi River, the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric project consists of a 300-meter-long dam that is 171 meters high. A power plant with five 415 MW turbines and a total installed https://theelectricityhub.com/afdb-loans-125m-to-develop-cahora-bassa-hydroelectric-scheme/

BGFA to Grant $5m for d.light and Engie Solar Kits 

The outcomes of the appeal for Ugandan electrification projects from Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) are in. The BGFA has chosen Engie Energy Access Uganda, a subsidiary of the French energy corporation Engie, and d.light Design Uganda, a business based in San Francisco, California, in the United States. As a result, the AFMO will provide $5.2 million in performance-based awards to these two solar home system suppliers.

Since 2016, its Ugandan subsidiary has operated in rural areas. The company, which says it has already sold 25 million products, mainly sells solar-powered lamps, homes, TVs, radios, and smartphones. D.light uses the pay-as-you-go concept, prevalent in Africa solar home systems market, for its operations. And with the grant from the BGFA, d.light Ugandan subsidiary plans to install 200,000 solar home systems in Uganda.


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