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Nigeria: Electricity tariff increase to take effect on 1 July

NERC warned electricity distribution companies to not mention their name or federal government in any public communications on the tariff increase.
microgrids

Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
prepaid electricity meter

Nigeria’s Ikeja Electric records over 120,000 meter installations

In line with its commitment to bridging the metering gap in Nigeria, Ikeja Electric says it has metered over 120,000 households between 2018 and June 2020.
SAPVIA: Not convinced draft electricity regulations will meet municipal needs

More businesses in Ghana and Kenya sign up for free solar...

Following the first announcement in April of offering free solar leases for businesses in Kenya and Ghana, energy company REDAVIA has signed four...
Sasol

Sasol invests in chemical and energy portfolios instead of oil

Sasol announced it plans to look beyond the near-term measures and position its business for sustained profitability in a low oil price environment.
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso increases generation capacity by 55MW

Burkina Faso's SONABEL has worked with MAN Energy Solutions to increase generation capacity by 55MW with the expansion of one of its power plants.
electricity tariff

Nigerian regulator approves increase to unit cost of meters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved an upward review of the unit cost of Meter Asset Provider Regulations (MAP) meters.
distributed energy resources

Nigeria marks another milestone with two solar hybrid mini-grids

The Rural Electrification Agency has commissioned two solar hybrid mini-grids in the villages of Akipelai and Oloibiri, Bayelsa State with a total capacity of 134.64kW
power sector

GenCos react to calls to reverse power sector privatisation

GenCos state that they have fulfilled all aspects of obligations and guidelines regarding the power sector privatisation in Nigeria.
Greenwich

Greenwich invites investors to bid for a plant in Nigeria

Greenwich invites prospective investors to formally submit an Expression of Interest indicating their interest to bid for the sale of a plant in Nigeria.

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