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Tech applications open for Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020

Nigeria's tech community is invited to take part in a smart meter hackathon aimed at developing and delivering metering hardware and software systems. Deadline for submissions is 28 August 2020.
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USTDA grant to support privately generated renewable energy in Nigeria

USTDA has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to privately generated renewable energy.
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Nigeria’s grid is set for a make-over to boost capacity

Siemens’ pre-engineering contract to expand Nigeria’s grid capacity to 25,000MW has been approved.

FMO funds distribution of solar home systems in Côte d’Ivoire

Lumos has secured new funding from FMO to expand its existing market for reliable, accessible and clean solar power in Côte d’Ivoire.
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World Bank programme to enable electricity trade in West Africa

The World Bank Board approved a total of $300 million in credits and grants to support reforms that will help promote electricity trade in West Africa.
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Mali: Solar forecasting for energy stability at mine

One of the world’s largest off-grid solar-storage hybrid projects under construction in Mali is about to include solar forecasting into its system.
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IFC assists SMEs in Nigeria to navigate economic challenges

IFC is providing a $50 million loan to Access Bank to help the bank increase liquidity to thousands of SMEs in Nigeria which are navigating the economic challenges of COVID-19.
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Biogas research laboratory launched in Togo

Togo has launched a research biogas laboratory at Lomé University to deepen knowledge on climate change and its impact on land use in West Africa.
Aggreko has provided Sococim Industries in Senegal with gas generated energy

Driving manufacturing efficiency through gas-generated energy

Industries around the world are looking for ways to supplement their energy supply to ensure they can continue operating should the country’s grid go down.
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TV access forging ahead through Bboxx SHS and CANAL+ partnership

The new bundle, promoted first in DRC and Togo, offers customers a Bboxx solar home system (SHS) and television with a pay-TV access package.

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