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gas industry

Nigeria: $50m pledge to support oil and gas industry local content

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board will establish a $50 million intervention fund to support local content in the oil and gas industry.
mini-grids

Nigeria’s solar mini-grid ambition gains momentum

The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and the World Bank have signed a grant agreement with Renewvia Solar Nigeria for the Solar Hybrid Mini Grids Performance-Based Grant.
large scale generation project

EPC awarded for large scale generation project in Guinea-Bissau

A large scale generation project, which will also see the construction of two small solar-hybrid plants, will more than double the county's capacity.
solar-powered traffic

Pilot project: Solar-powered traffic lights tested in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos has commenced testing the use of solar-powered traffic control lights and uses a drone to tackle road congestion in the state.

Webinar 16 April: Opportunities for solar-hybrid plants in sub-Saharan Africa

To understand the benefits of hybrid energy systems and the opportunities presented from battery storage, join this live discussion where JinkoSolar and Tesla will present use cases from East Africa that can be replicated by companies in similar markets.
KEDCO

Nigeria: KEDCO steps up metering efforts, consults with vendors

The management of KEDCO in Nigeria has taken decisive steps to intensify efforts to meter its customers as quickly as possible.

Nigeria: AfDB to provide sustainable energy solutions

The AfDB and the Government of Nigeria have launched the National Electrification Project, to address critical energy access deficits by channelling private sector investments into mini-grid and off-grid solutions.

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa rescheduled to November

ANNOUNCEMENT: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has new dates and will run from 24-26 November 2020 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

Azito Power Plant celebrates Phase IV construction

Independent power company Globeleq has celebrated the construction of the 253MW expansion of its existing Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
mini-grids

New funding will aid Nigeria’s REA to deploy mini-grids

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to invest $200 million through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to boost power supply in Nigeria.

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