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Nigeria: Billions budgeted to try and fix the power sector crisis

Billions being pumped into ailing energy sector in Nigeria

The federal government in Nigeria has budgeted about N806,103.6 billion ($195,000,174.20) for various power projects in 2022. This is in an effort to try and fix the country’s ailing power sector.
2,000MW power projects do not make a dent in Nigeria power problem

Privatisation a complete failure says workers union in Nigeria

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) says that the electricity supply across the country is still severely lacking, 8 years after the privatisation of the assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
2,000MW power projects do not make a dent in Nigeria power problem

10 generating plants in Nigeria under review for privatisation

Governors from across 36 states in Nigeria are set to review the proposed privatisation of the 10 generating plants under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs). The governors made the resolution after receiving a detailed...
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More sustainable and affordable energy for Cabo Verde

The World Bank has approved funding for the Renewable Energy and Improved Utility Performance Project (REIUP) for Cabo Verde.
Nigeria: Billions budgeted to try and fix the power sector crisis

Nigeria: Meter manufacture calls for decentralised national grid

"Why do we continue to have a single grid that binds all of us together?" asks the Chairman of Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company in Nigeria, Kola Balogun.
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No to privatisation as Medupi Unit 2 attains commercial operation

At the official commercialisation of the fifth of six units at the Medupi coal-fired power plant, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Eskom would not be sold.

A fresh approach to South Africa’s power challenge

Seydou Kane, MD at Eaton Africa discusses how SA's government can balance its political role with practical, long-term solutions for the ailing utility.

President Buhari urged to declare Nigeria’s power sector a state of emergency

President Buhari is urged to declare a state of emergency in the power sector, as Nigeria generates about 4,000MW against a population of over 180 million.
A short guide to South Africa's energy sector for consumers

Ed’s Note | Has South Africa reached breaking point?

South Africa has become used to Eskom loadshedding but stage 4, implemented with little warning for citizens to prepare, has been met with anger.

ESI Insights #16: Is Eskom’s privatisation possible?

This week, in collaboration with the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, we look into the privatisation of Eskom.