Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday March 15th 2023

Posted by News Room March 15, 2023

Houses Razed, 3 killed in Benue’s Electricity Outage Melee

At least three persons have reportedly lost their lives after violence broke out among the youths of Ijegwu and those of neighbouring Ojantele in Obi and Otukpo Local Government areas of Benue State, respectively.

The bloody clash between the communities, it’s gathered, was engendered by three days of electricity outage by the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JED.

The youths of Obi were not happy with the blackout, so they allegedly attempted to tamper with the power lines


Schneider Electric Unveils Energy Solutions for Nigerian Industries

Schneider Electric has called on Nigerian industries to channel their attention towards current building management systems for optimum operation.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Product Application Engineer, Tunde Olumuyiwa, explained that the Nigerian landscape has witnessed a surge in energy costs in the past years, necessitating the need to manage energy usage and minimise costs as well as increasing the demand for value adding energy solutions.


Wartsila Engine Plant Boosts Senegal Power Capacity

The power generation capacity of Senegal has been boosted by the launch of a new power plant running on heavy fuel oil engines.

It was one of the first public-private partnership projects in West Africa, involving the Africa Development Bank, investment platform Africa50, the Infrastructure Development Fund for Africa, and Senelec, Senegal’s state power utility.

The Malicounda plant in Mbour, 85 km south of Dakar, is expected to deliver 956GWh of power a year and its operator, energy company Matelec, claims it will raise the country’s power generation capacity by a 17%.  


Geothermal Power Equipment  Market May Set Epic Growth Story | General Electric, Toshiba, Fuji Electric

The recent research publication on Global Geothermal Power Equipment  market provides insights into the evolution of the competitive environment, the lifecycle stage, and opportunities. The survey with Geothermal Power Equipment  investors & stakeholders in this sector, from APAC, EMEA, and the Americas, reveals information such as large-scale projects with regulatory factors by country, subsidies, tax incentives, and direct investment. Along with this activity comes a stream of Geothermal Power Equipment  M&A activity and growth, as producers strive to stay ahead of the curve. https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/news/geothermal-power-equipment-market-may-set-epic-growth-story-general-electric-toshiba-fuji-electric#ixzz7w0huW3l4

South African Clean Energy Innovators to Pitch to City of London Investors

BSF Breeding, Everlectric, Hohm Energy and Wetility will showcase their innovative low-carbon energy solutions in London alongside other projects from Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan and Turkey.

The 4 projects from South Africa are contributing to building growth and reducing carbon emissions in a range of sectors including:

  • farming
  • transport
  • sustainable housing

while helping South African consumers and businesses to find an alternative, reliable low-carbon energy supply in a cost-effective way.


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