Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Thursday March 23rd 2023

Posted by News Room March 23, 2023

Stakeholders to Provide Solar Mini-Grid Electricity to Address Pipeline Vandalism 

Stakeholders have expressed commitment to provide Solar Mini-Grid Electricity to some communities without electricity in the Niger Delta to tackle pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft. 

The Executive Director, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria), an NGO, Mr Dumnamene Fyneface said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. 

He said that YEAC-Nigeria and YEAC-UK Ltd engaged NXT GRID Netherlands and its Nigeria subsidiary to develop the project. 



South-west Regional Agency Hails Buhari on Constitutional Changes on Electricity, Railway Control 

A regional agency of the six Nigerian Southwest states has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on the removal of the railway and electricity distribution from the exclusive control of the federal government. 

The agency, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, said no legislation since 1999 has excited Nigerian development stakeholders as those. 

DAWN said this through a statement signed by its Director-General, Seye Oyeleye, and made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. 



Okadigbo Seeks Gender Equality Promotion in Energy Sector 

Sen. Margery Okadigbo, Board Chairman, Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has emphasised the need to promote gender equality in the energy sector in view of its huge benefits. 

Okadigbo made this known on Wednesday in Abuja at the commemoration of the International Women Day by the Women in Energy, Oil and Gas (WEOG) in Nigeria with the theme “The Limitless Woman: Leveraging Innovation and Technology” 


Making Africa’s Energy Leapfrogging a Reality With Flexible Power Technologies 

There has been much discussion about Africa’s ability to ‘leapfrog’ the way power systems have been built in the western world. Traditional power systems have been based on centralised power generation for over a century. The limited number of large thermal power plants provide baseload electricity through a massive transmission network. However, this way of generating power is ending: the climate emergency calls for a 180-degree paradigm shift in which renewables replace thermal power plants as the baseload energy source. 


EU Nations Rejects Nuclear Hydrogen as ‘Renewable’ 

Seven European nations have stated they will not consider hydrogen derived from nuclear power as a renewable option. 

Led by Germany, the seven EU members have written a letter to the European Commission outlining their rejection of using nuclear power to calculate fuel targets for the transport sector. 

Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal have joined Germany in signing the letter – clapping back at France’s push for the opposite. 

Sitting on the other side of the fence, backing nuclear’s implementation into green transport targets, are Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland. 

The seven signatories believe low-carbon fuels should not be involved in the renewable energy directive. 


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