Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Tuesday March 7th 2023
AEDC Alerts Customers On Power Interruoption In Parts of Abuja
THE Abuja Electricity Distribution (AEDC) has announced that there would be power interruption in parts of Abuja as a result of annual maintenance on its 2X15 Mega Volt Ampree (MVA) B52 Injection Substation on Tuesday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
AEDC management in a statement in Abuja said that the entire Wuse II, Aminu Kano Crescent, Kumasi, Libreville, Buchanan Crescent, Agadez Street, Parakou Crescent, FCDA Quarters would be affected by the outrage.
It listed other areas to be affected by the outrage to include the FERMA Headquarters, NEMSA Office, Dar-Es-Salam Street, Lingu Crescent and environs.
Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan On Focus At Middle East Energy Confab
The Nigeria’s energy transition plan will be at the front burner for attraction of huge investment from high networth investors, who will be present at the forthcoming Middle East Energy Conference, Director, Middle East Energy, Packirsaibo Afrah, has said.
Speaking during a virtual press conference, she also said strategies would be analysed and coordinated that can aid to transform the energy sector across Africa, especially for Nigeria as the country moves forward for its energy transition plans and investing in renewables.
Stakeholders Back Zungeru, Other Planned Concessions
The plans by the Federal Government to concession Zungeru and some other power plants have been adjudged by prominent energy sector stakeholders as a laudable strategy that can boost power generation and distribution in Nigeria, if well implemented. The stakeholders are Senior Vice President, Gas Commercialisation, Genesis Energy, Mr Patrick Udechukwu, and a former President of Nigerian Meteorological Society (NmetS), Prof. Clement Akoshile. They spoke in separate interviews with New Telegraph over the weekend.
Restoring Power Supply to Troubled Maiduguri
Emmanuel Addeh writes that last Thursday’s inauguration of a 32-megawatt emergency power plant in record time in beleaguered Maiduguri, Borno State, again reinforces the widely-held belief that when it sincerely sets out to deliver, government can be a force for good.It had become a war of superiority between the Nigerian authorities and the terrorists operating in the Maiduguri axis of the north-east. The unwritten creed by the insurgents appeared to have been: “You build, we destroy”.
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: South Africa Gets New Minister to Tackle Power Crisis
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s most pressing task will be to end the daily blackouts, which can last up to 15 hours a day.
He will also have to deal with allegations of corruption at the state-run energy giant, Eskom.
The outages have been badly affecting homes and businesses for months.
A state of disaster was declared in February, giving the government additional powers to resolve the crisis with less bureaucracy, regulation and extra funds.
The West Hasn’t Gone After Russia’s Nuclear Energy. Here’s why
Much of Russia’s energy exports have been hit by Western sanctions since the country launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with a notable exception — nuclear power.
Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy monopoly Rosatom, which exports and enriches uranium as well as builds nuclear power stations around the world, has been in control of Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region since Russian forces seized it a year ago.
World Bank Backs Mega Dam Threatening to Displace Thousands in Mozambique
An estimated 1,400 families could be displaced by the Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project due to be built across the river in what would be Southern Africa’s largest dam. Another 200,000 people could be affected downstream.
The government of Mozambique has touted the 1.5GW Mphanda Nkuwa dam, in the district of Marara, Tete province, as key for the southern African nation to address energy poverty and reach its goal of universal energy access by 2030.
Pakistan Has An Energy Surplus. Here’s Why It Gets Hit By Blackouts Anyway
This January, much of Pakistan’s population of nearly 230 million people plunged into darkness, bringing widespread disruption to people and industries for almost 24 hours.
“If you go to our government hospitals – which didn’t have back-up facilities – or field hospitals, or small nursing homes, they had to stop all their services,” said Dr. Shayan Ansari, a surgeon at a private hospital in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
A similar incident struck last October. Meanwhile, smaller blackouts regularly hit cities and villages for several hours daily.