Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday 26th October 2022
Nigeria Soon to Incorporate Nuclear Power in Energy Mix, says CERT Director
The Director of CERT, Prof. Sunday Jonah, disclosed this, yesterday, in Zaria, while speaking at the opening ceremony of a five-day International Atomic Energy Agency in collaboration with the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (IAEA-AFRA) regional course on demonstration of conditioning operation and storage of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS) for managers, scientists and technicians of nuclear wastes at the research centre
Jobs or Just Lights? Nigeria Toils to Power up its Solar Promise
Rice farmer Danjuma Okuwa knows what he needs to do to boost his profits: use a
machine to remove the husk from his grain and then sell it direct to buyers at the local market, instead of supplying his unmilled harvest to a global agribusiness nearby.
A 50-kilowatt solar minigrid system, installed in his rural community of Rukubi in Nigeria’s central Nasarawa state a year ago, now makes that possible at an affordable cost.
Virtuitis Solaris Commits Power Two Rural Communities in Jos
Virtuitis Solaris, a smart renewable energy subsidiary of MOJEC International, is rolling solar solutions to two rural communities in Plateau State, Mavo and Toff, to reduce energy poverty and deliver smart energy solutions. The rural electrification initiative unveiled on Wednesday witnessed many members of the communities expressing their delight at having access to a regular power supply.
The Virtuitis Solaris’ Representative, Mayowa Tope Oyelakin, said, “This project is critical for us. It is our starting point; we will spread the good news of renewable energy in Plateau state, Nigeria, and across Africa.” He described the intervention of Virtuitis Solaris in Africa as strategic to closing the energy access gap, given that over 645 million people lack access to electricity, and a large part of this group lives in rural areas. According to IRENA reports, Nigerians lacking access to the grid rose by 5.8 per cent to 90 million at the end of 2021.
Siemens’ Top Guns’ Visit shows Buhari’s 25,000 Power Projection on Track: BMO
The group said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that it is heartwarming that the German company is fully committed to delivering and installing 10 power transformers and 10 mobile substations before May 2023.
“If there is any doubt about the Presidential Power initiative (PPI) of the Buhari administration and the government-to-government agreement it sealed in 2019 with Germany on increasing Nigeria’s electricity power capacity, then the recent visit of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Energy, Dr. Christian Bruch; the CEO of Siemens Africa, Nadia Haakansson, and the CEO of Siemens Nigeria, Seun Suleiman to the President ought to lay those doubts to rest.
Failure To Defend 2023 Budget: Reps Summon Electricity Commission Boss
The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has summoned the Managing Director, Nigeria Bulk Electricity Commission (NBET), Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, over failure to appear to defend his agency’s 2023 budget proposal.
James Faleke, the committee chairman, issued the summon during a budget defence meeting with some government agencies in Abuja on Monday.
Some agencies billed to appear before the committee were the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning; Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF); Budget Office and Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.
Others include Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Responsibility Commission and the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Commission (NBET).
NGO Hosts Capacity Building Workshop Ahead of COP27
On Thursday, Green Energy Mission Africa held a 1-day capacity building workshop ahead of COP27 for about 40 young people in Dutse, Jigawa state. The climate change and renewable energy workshop aimed at educating participants on the impact of climate change when Jigawa is facing a flood disaster that has wrought massive destruction on lives and properties across the state.
The workshop was meant to train and strengthen participants’ knowledge of climate change and renewable energy, increasing the effectiveness of their practices, boosting their capacity to build solutions, particularly around climate change, and raising awareness towards good climate practices
France and India Adopts Joint Roadmap on Green Hydrogen
On Tuesday, the “Indo-French Roadmap on the Development of Green Hydrogen” was adopted by the Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh and France’s Minister of State for Development, Francophonie International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou. A message from the French Embassy affirmed that both countries believed in the potential of decarbonised hydrogen to decarbonise the economy.
The adoption of this mandate to foster bilateral cooperation on hydrogen was set on 4th May 2022 on the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting in Paris. This mandate aims to bring the French and Indian hydrogen ecosystems together in other to establish a reliable and sustainable value chain for decarbonised hydrogen and to set the pace on a global stage
EU Struggles with Plan to Regulate Electricity Prices Amid War in Ukraine
EU energy ministers struggled Tuesday to overcome divisions on how to regulate the cost of energy generation in the bloc, with holes poked in the idea of capping gas prices.
The issue is a pressing one for the European Union as it grapples with sky-high inflation fed by soaring energy prices severely aggravated by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The imminent northern hemisphere winter coupled with increasing protests over the cost of living in several EU countries has focused minds.
EU leaders agreed last week on a broad roadmap to bring down energy prices, leaving it to the European Commission and ministers to work out detailed proposals acceptable to ali.
Amazon’s first 2 Renewable Energy Projects in China are Expected to Generate Enough Electricity for 250,000 Chinese Homes a Year
As one of the world’s largest economies, China has made clean energy commitments to help build a long-term sustainable economy. With Amazon’s first wind farm and solar farm in China now producing clean energy, Amazon is contributing to China’s clean energy future.
These large-scale renewable energy projects represent 200 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity and are expected to produce 496,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) each year—the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 250,000 Chinese homes. In addition to the clean energy these projects now generate, they are also resulting in investments in local communities by providing environmental, economic, and educational contributions.