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Nigeria to expand transmission, distribution networks with a $3bn loan

Nigeria has applied for a $3 billion loan at the World Bank for the expansion of transmission and distribution networks.
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Mayors for sub-Sahara Africa reflect on climate action targets

The Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Sahara Africa hosted a climate summit themed Towards the institutionalisation of local climate action and access to finance.
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Solar battery hybrid approved for Mali gold mine

$38 million has been approved for the implementation of one of the world’s largest off-grid solar battery hybrid systems at the Fekola gold mine in Mali, West Africa.

Indian utility vendors forging good alliances at Future Energy Nigeria

The Indian Chamber of Commerce connects C-level industry professionals to address today’s challenges and implement tomorrow’s solutions.

MAP to deliver 100,000 meters to Ekiti, Nigeria

BEDC Electricity has announced the rollout of over 100,000 customer meters over the next two years in Ekiti State, Nigeria. BEDC will be aiming for a monthly average of 4,000 units.

Undergrid mini-grids on the cards for Nigeria

A new report has identified undergrid mini-grids up to 1MW can help resolve underserved communities gain access to affordable and reliable power.

Nigeria: Gas turbine upgrade improves Indorama’s plant output by 15%

GE has executed 6B Performance Improvement Package upgrade on the first two out of six 6B gas turbines at Indorama Eleme Petrochemical, Nigeria.
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Niger to prequalify bidders for a regional interconnection project

The government of Niger intends to prequalify contractors for the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Burkina Faso regional electricity interconnection project.
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ECOWAS to host third annual Sustainable Energy Forum

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will be hosting its third annual ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum this month, which is co-organised by the Alliance for Rural Electrification, the 130 Member, off-grid industry association.

Africa Finance Corporation supports Nigeria’s mining sector

The Africa Finance Corporation has expressed that their goal is to grow it's investments in mining, over the next few years, to over $500 million.

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