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Ivory Coast to build new power station

[img:Ivory%20ci_0.jpg|Aerial view of the 110MW
extension to the Vridi 2 power
plant in Abidjan ‒ now a new
275MW hydroelectric plant is
to be built in the Soubre area
]Abidjan, Ivory Coast --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 03 January 2012 - Ivory Coast is to build a new 275 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power station in the Soubre area of the country, about 200km west of the capital, according to the Ministry of Mines.

Millions needed to repair part of Nigerian power grid

[img:Panels%20-%20Pic%201%20(2)_0.gif|Nigerian pre-paid electricity
meters ‒ application of the
system needs another US$75
million
]Lagos, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 08 December 2011 - Chris Akamnonu, CEO of the Ikeja PHCN distribution zone in Nigeria has revealed that that 25% of installed facilities in his area are faulty, and says the zone requires over US$5 million to replace about 14 faulty panels in the zone.

More than 20 Nigerian power companies issued with licences

[img:Licences%20to_0.jpg|An existing power
plant in Nigeria
‒ more on the way
]Abuja, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 07 December 2011 - Twenty new power generation companies, a distribution firm and the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc (NBETC) have been formally issued with operational licences by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Company (NERC).

NBETC, otherwise known as the 'Bulk Trader', got its official trading licence to commence business as an entity in the power sector as well as be the manager of the Federal Government/World Bank's Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) scheme.

Another 600MW for the Nigerian national grid

[img:Shiroro%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The Shiroro
hydroelectric power
station
]Abuja, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 01 December 2011 - An additional 600 megawatts (MW) of electricity is scheduled to be added to the Nigerian national grid this month from the Shiroro hydroelectric power station, according to the Ministry of Power.

A statement issued by the ministry said the expected addition would add to the existing 4,300MW bringing it very close to the 5,000MW target promised by the Federal Government before year end.

US prepared to assist Nigeria in developing energy sector

[img:Agreements%20S_0.jpg| ]Abuja, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 24 November 2011 - The United States has expressed its willingness to partner with Nigeria in the development of its energy sector in line with world best practices.

Cynthia Akuetteh ‒ director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the State Department Bureau of Energy Resources ‒ praised the Federal Government's power sector reform agenda, and said the U.S. was ready to help in the efficient implementation of the programme.

Brazilian rural electrification program called ‘Luz para Todos’


Conference: West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Presenter: Ministry of mines and Energy
Abstract: Presented by Ministry of mines and Energy at West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

Nigeria committed to enhancing renewable energy

[img:Renewable%20hu_0.jpg|Bishop Kodji ‒ the
first village in
Nigeria to be electrified
under the Lagos state
government’s pilot solar
energy project
]Abuja, Nigeria --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 23 November 2011 - The Federal Government of Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to enhance the country’s power situation with increased input from renewable energy sources.

What is the future potential for Public Private Partnerships


Conference: West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Abstract: Presented at West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

Rural electrification: A vector for economic & social development


Conference: West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Presenter: Jamil Korked
Abstract: Presented by Jamil Korked at West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

Econometric Analysis of long term demand forecasting for distribution companies in...


Conference: West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Presenter: Carlos Dortolini
Abstract: Presented by Carlos Dortolini at West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

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