Power Sector And Other Related News Story For Monday 13th February 2023
JEDC to Boost Electricity Supply to Over 10 Companies, Reduce Unemployment
The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), has concluded plans to extend electricity supply to over 10 manufacturing companies in Plateau State which has the capability to add 5000 unemployed youths to its employment payroll if electricity is installed.
The companies have not been on electricity connection since established, a condition that has miltigated productivity and expansion, Chairman of one of the companies, Dilkon Group of Companies, Hon. Leonard Dilkon said at the weekend in Jos South when the Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Company Engr. Abdu Bello Mohammed paid a visit to the affected companies.
PHED, Ateke Partner For Better Service Delivery
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company (PHED) has stated its readiness to partner with the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom and the Sekuro 1 of Niger Delta, King Ateke Micheal Tom.The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PHED, Dr Benson Uwheru, gave this indication during a courtesy visit to King Ateke Tom palace in the ancient city of Okochiri, recently. Speaking during the courtesy visit, Uwheru said the visit to the respected king was strategically designed to familiarise his team with the palace and to deepen the long-standing relationship between PHED and the monarch. He said it was further designed to discuss new ways of collaboration with the king and his kingdom in areas of common interest with a view to providing excellent service delivery in the kingdom.
Court Restrains AMCON From Selling IBEDC
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division, has again restrained the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, from selling the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc.The court ruling on an interlocutory injunction sought by defendants in the suit specifically restrained the AMCON from alienating, selling, disposing or transferring the IBEDC pending the final determination of the suit before it.
Increasing Rural Electrification to Ease Fuel Subsidy Removal, Says REA Boss
Executive Director (ED) of Rural Electrification Fund and board member of Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, yesterday, backed removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), stressing that the current administration strides in off-grid electricity solution for rural communities would provide leeway for dwellers.
Ohiare, in a chat with The Guardian in Abuja, stated that the model adopted by REA in financing electricity across unserved and underserved communities has impetus for funding challenges.
NNPC, Sahara Group deliver 24-hour Electricity to Ajoki Community in Edo State
AJOKI, EDO, NIGERIA, February 12, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Socio-economic growth prospects in Ajoki community, Edo State, have soared following the delivery of uninterrupted power supply to the community by Enageed Resource Limited, a Sahara Group upstream company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) Available to tens of thousands of beneficiaries, the Enageed Resource Ajoki Gas-to-Power project generates a combined capacity of 1Megawatt round-the-clock electricity from gas, in keeping with Sahara Group commitment to promoting access to clean energy and spearheading seamless energy transition in Africa. The project had the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services (NUIMS) and the Edo State Government as key partners.
UK-Nigeria Trade Volume Hits £5.5bn
British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewelyn-Jones, says UK exports to Nigeria amounted to 3.3 billion pounds in the four quarters of 2022.
He also said that the total UK imports from Nigeria, in the period, stood at 2.2 billion pounds.
This, according to him, puts the trade volume between the United Kingdom and Nigeria at 5.5 billion pounds.
Llewellyn-Jones gave the figures in an interview in Lagos at the weekend
He said that the UK government was exploring ways to improve the trading relations with Nigeria, including partnering with it in bringing in electric meters
Zimbabwe: ZESA Starts Buying Solar Power From Households
So far, 117 householders and businesses with solar power are selling their surplus to Zesa Holdings as net metering is being speeded up, allowing those generating renewable energy to sell when they have surplus and buy when they need power from ZETDC, usually at night.
Those with solar power, a grid-tied inverter and the smart meter can sell electricity into the grid in return for electricity credits they use when they do not have sufficient renewable supply.
Places like universities and schools with solar installations are encouraged to apply for net metering so they can sell at weekends and during school holidays and so cut their bills at other times.
Vestas Bags 68MW Estonian Order
Vestas has secured a 68MW order from Dirkshof Estonia OÃœ in Estonia, the wind turbine manufacturer reveals in a statement Wednesday.
The contract includes installation and commissioning of 15 model V150-4.5MW units, as well as a 20-year AOM 5000 service agreement.
The Aidu site is located in Ida-Viru county in the northeastern part of Estonia.
Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023, with commissioning set for first quarter 2024.