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Major investments needed to deal with unutilised power challenge

Latest data received from the electricity generating companies, GenCos, in Nigeria show a year-on-year increase in unutilised power generation. There has been a 291% increase in the past eight years from 1030.80MW in 2013 to 3008.18MW in 2021.  
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Grid challenges a massive obstacle to Africa’s access to energy

RES4Africa and PwC have released a new study Private Sector Participation in African Grid Development. The study identifies underfinancing, inefficiency and insufficient extension of electricity grids as the main obstacles to Africa’s access to energy.

Nigeria: Old circuit breakers in substations to be rehabilitated

In an effort to improve bulk power transmission to distribution centers nationwide the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will commence the rehabilitation and replacement of old circuit breakers in the country’s transmission network.

Tanesco focuses on customer service, signs $30M tech deal

Under the helm of new Managing Director, Maharage Chande, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) is working to improve efficiencies within the utility. The recently signed $30 million deal with technology firm Tech Mahindra is a testament to that.
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Successful energy projects for bid window 5 announced

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Gwede Mantashe, on Thursday night announced the preferred bidders for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)under Bid Window 5.

IBEDC gives update on 33kV double-circuit overhead lines

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has given an update on the Abeokuta-Sagamu-Mowe 33kV dual-circuit line and emphasised its commitment to the completion of the ongoing construction work.
Nigeria: 40MW IPP to bring light and relief to Benin City

NDPHC in Nigeria signs PPA to supply 20MW to Kano State

A 20MW power purchase agreement between Niger Delta Power Holding Company and Kano State Government will be used to enhance the operations of the state water board.
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Benin gets World Bank funds to scale up energy access for all

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200million in International Development Association (IDA) funding for Benin to improve access to electricity services for households, businesses and basic public services.
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Nigeria’s minister of power sets bar high for TCN’s new management

With barely a day having passed since sacking outgoing Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) managing director Usman Mohammed, minister of power Sale Mamman met with the new managing director Sula Abdulaziz and his management team this week.

Siemens to buy India’s C&S Electric for $294m

Siemens has signed a deal to acquire C&S Electric, one of India’s leading providers of electric equipment for power generation, T&D and infrastructure.