Power Sector And Other Related News Story For Tuesday 14th February 2023

Posted by News Room February 14, 2023

Delta Tasks Residents on Solar Energy 

Delta State Commissioner for Energy, Chief Fred Obe, has urged Deltans and other citizens, who are currently not served or underserved by electricity power supply, to key into solar energy to enjoy a steady, clean and affordable power supply 

Obe made the call, yesterday, at the flag-off ceremony of Beebeejump Solar Energy. 

The project, which is executed in collaboration with the Delta State government, aims to provide electricity to the un-served and underserved communities in the state, under the Federal Government’s five million solar connections initiative. 


Reasons You Should Switch to Solar 

If you haven’t made the switch to solar, you are sitting on a long thing.Did you know that David Adeleke aka Davido and Philip Moses aka Pheelz were right? Quick factcheck – log in to your favourite music player and cue the hit jam, Electricity. 

“Vibes on a frequency, ah, ‘Til infinity (oh no), Steady on a different p… It’s all about the energy, ah” says the lyrics. Electricity in its basic form is about how energy is generated. Now you know.But on more serious note, the use of solar energy which is a renewable and clean source of electricity is becoming increasingly popular. The reasons for this uptake aren’t far fetched – accessibility, reliability, affordability, and most importantly, sustainability are key factors driving adoption of solar is an important cost-effective source of energy. 


Why Nigeria Can’t Do Without Electric Vehicles, by Daniel Mbamala 

Daniel Mbamala is MD/CEO of Unique Marvel Nigeria Ltd and Regional Partner, Electric Motor Vehicle Company (EMVC), an indigenous Nigerian Electric Vehicle manufacturing and assembly company.  At a recent encounter with Saturday Sun, he explained many things about the electric vehicles, including why such are needed in Nigeria. He also spoke about the workings of his firm’s brand of electric vehicles and the innovation they’re bringing to the Nigerian auto space. 


Malawi Has Only 193MW of Electricity Available

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says the electricity situation in Malawi is still in an emergency mode, with  only 193 Megawatts (MW) of hydro capacity available against a system demand of 300MW. 

ESCOM said this today after heavy rains yesterday caused a system shutdown that led to nationwide blackout. 

“The Electricity Supply System is still in emergency mode following the flash floods which caused a system shutdown in the afternoon of 12th February 2023,” the company said. 

In its statement today,  Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) said it has concluded removal of excessive trash that accumulated at Nkula and Tedzani Power stations. 

According to EGENCO, As at 12h00, all machines at Nkula Power Station were back online expect for two machines at Nkula B. 


 PLN, Tanzanian Govt Explore Electricity Development Collaboration 

President director of Indonesian state-run electricity provider PT PLN, Darmawan Prasodjo, has welcomed an invitation by the Tanzanian government to build an electricity system in the East African region. PLN sees potential business opportunities that can be developed with stakeholders in Tanzania, according to a statement received on Saturday. He noted that this is not the first time the company will collaborate with international parties in investment and electricity grid construction. PLN has earlier cooperated with stakeholders in China, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea. 


Renewables Set to Become Top Electricity Source by 2026 

Global renewable power generation is projected to grow exponentially in the coming years. 

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that renewable power generation is set to increase more than all other sources combined, with an annual growth of more than 9%. 

The Paris-based organisation estimated that renewables will make up more than one-third of the global generation mix by 2025. 

In its latest Electricity Market report, the IEA said low carbon generation sources, renewables and nuclear together, are expected to meet on average more than 90% of the additional electricity demand over the next three years. 

Analysts stress that the global installed capacity of renewables is estimated to have increased at a faster year-on-year rate of almost 11% last year, compared to the average 9% growth seen between 2017 and 2021. 


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