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Nigeria: Commission seeks stakeholder input on metering initiatives

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a consultation paper to review the various options to fast-track the closure of the metering gap.
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Nigeria: How the electricity supply industry performed in Q2 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a report, outlining the performance of the electricity supply industry in Q2 2020.
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Solar-powered cell towers aim to connect 10 million people in DRC

Canadian NuRAN Wireless has entered into a Network as a Service contract with Orange DRC SA to create solar-powered cell phone towers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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AfDB seeks services of a Renewable Energy Expert

The AfDB invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing services as Renewable Energy Expert to the “Desert-to-Power” Initiative and Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa’s related interventions in the West Africa and Sahel regions.

Ikeja Electric to reward whistle blowers about energy theft

Nigeria's electricity distributor Ikeja Electric has introduced incentives for whistle blowers who report on meter tampering and energy thieves within its network.

Solar minigrids coming to 49 villages in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy has completed the funding for solar minigrid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone.
UN investment

Nigerian investment firm clinches UN committee and working group seats

Tariye Gbadegesin will contribute an African perspective on the international stage at two high-level UN investment committees to deliver on the SDGs and rebuild economies.
climate finance

AfDB support for climate finance measures in West Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will financially support West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris Agreement.
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Nigerian universities to sport Africa’s largest solar hybrid project

A third of the Rural Electrification Agency’s Energising Education Programme is installed, which aims to light up 37 Nigerian universities and seven teaching hospitals when completed.
climate finance

West African Development Bank issues first sustainability bond

Global investors welcomed the West African Development Bank first bond issue with sustainable development objectives (Sustainability Bonds).

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