Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Tuesday December 13th 2022

Posted by News Room December 13, 2022
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ENGIE/Crossboundary $60m Mini-grid Finance Deal Wins Award 

ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria $60 million project finance agreement with CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) has won the Transaction of the Year (Renewable Energy/Off-Grid) award at the 2022 Nigeria Power Sector Awards.

The deal is expected to build a portfolio of mini-grids connecting over 150,000 people to electricity in Nigeria.

In October, CrossBoundary Energy Access and ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, signed the largest mini-grid project finance transaction in Africa to build a pipeline of mini-grids in Nigeria over the next four years.

https://leadership.ng/engie-crossboundarys-60m-mini-grid-finance-deal-wins-award/

Oyo presents 120 power generators to healthcare centres 

he Oyo State Government says it has presented additional 120 units of electricity generators to some Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) as part of its efforts to upgrade all the 351 centres in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government had on Nov. 8, presented 97 units of electricity generators to some of the PHCs during the first phase of the exercise.

The symbolic presentation ceremony done, in collaboration with Lanocks Construction Company, was held at the premises of the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, the state Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/oyo-presents-120-power-generators-to-healthcare-centres/

Rice, Groundnut Millers to get electricity boost  Jos DisCo assures 

Abuja (Sundiata Post)  The Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), Engr. Abdu Bello has promised to support both the rice and groundnut millers by providing 100 percent electricity supply to the sector within its franchise States.

This was disclosed at the weekend in Gombe when he visited the Rice and Groundnuts Millers Association.

He promised that JED would supply stable and regular electricity to the millers adding that the company would also implement the idea of collaborating with customers in some clusters to achieve 100% cash collection.

https://sundiatapost.com/rice-groundnut-millers-to-get-electricity-boost-jos-disco-assures/

Nigeria expanding solar energy market, journey towards affordability 

As the world transitions to alternative sources of energy, Nigeria in terms of electricity still grapples with inadequate power supply to its increasing population.

Interestingly, the country source of supply is largely dependent on grid power whose efficiency is determined by generation, transmission and distribution factors.

According to World Bank data of 2021, 85 million Nigerians still do not have access to grid electricity, representing 43 percent of the country population.

https://www.zawya.com/en/business/energy/nigerias-expanding-solar-energy-market-journey-towards-affordability-mm936e9o

Sungrow Forges a Contract with ENGIE to Supply 638 MWh Liquid Cooled Energy Storage System to Chile 

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system supplier, forged a contract with ENGIE to supply 638 MWh of its DC-coupled liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS) solution to Chile. As one of the largest of its kind in Latin America and one of the world’s largest DC-coupled solar-plus-storage plants, the project will increase the reliability and flexibility of the Chilean National Electric System and provide maximum profitability for stakeholders.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sungrow-forges-contract-engie-supply-054300809.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABy9EkIJQH4BglxKSoeHuiy4f7UfFTRvit3LXs2GIGu64y6SEaCR8AVMET6AsyrkWFc8e-svqFcSs5euJVnVecnsuuMlN9eE_dG76wbURVIYHLjt3KGiwwRlzjTFW64ShEfGDFBHqVf4WmnIrrBvGTWGmzR3BAAMTB-Dbrst2a4K

World Must ‘rethink Nuclear Safety’: Ukraine Energy Minister 

Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 13th Dec, 2022 ) :The world must “rethink nuclear safety” after Russia‘s seizure of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe‘s largest, Ukrainian energy minister German Galushchenko told AFP ahead of a Tuesday conference in Paris.

The international gathering hosted by France aims to raise funds to repair Ukraine‘s damaged infrastructure as well as highlight the country’s support for Kyiv.

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/miscellaneous/world-must-rethink-nuclear-safety-ukraine-1609257.html

China’s Electric Power System Transformation 3rd webinar 

Following the success of the previous webinars in 2020 (1st webinar) and 2021 (2nd webinar), this is the 3rd webinar in the China electric power sector transformation webinar series co-hosted by the IEA, the China Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute (EPPEI), the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with support from the European Commission.

https://www.iea.org/events/china-s-electric-power-system-transformation-3rd-webinar

Russia-Ukraine war live: US sends first power equipment to Ukraine; EU breaks Hungary stalemate to approve £18bn aid plan 

The United States has shipped the first part of its power equipment aid to Ukraine, US officials said on Monday, as Washington works to support the country energy infrastructure against intensifying attacks from Russia.The first tranche was power equipment worth about $13m, one of the officials said. Another source familiar with the matter said two more planeloads of equipment would leave from the United States this week.A US official said the equipment departed from a US military base. The first tranche is part of the $53m aid announced last month, after Ukraine said it needed transformers and generators as well as air defence systems.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/dec/13/russia-ukraine-war-live-us-sends-first-power-equipment-to-ukraine-eu-breaks-hungary-stalemate-to-approve-18bn-aid-plan