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  • The electricity produced at Iran’s only nuclear power plant Bushehr has found way to the country’s energy stock market. The power plant has been registered in the market with a nominal output of 1,000 megawatts, IRNA news agency reported April 26. Bushehr power plant makes the 35th producer of power to find way to the energy stock market. ...
  • Following global trends leaning towards a more sustainable future, governments in most African countries have established increasingly ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets for their power sector... The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), implemented since 2011, has proven to be a large success for the country, with 6.3GW of RE procured by Eskom ...
  • Construction work is to start soon on the proposed Yankari Independent Power Plant. The plant is designed to generate 110 kilowatts of electricity capable of meeting the electricity needs of Bauchi and some parts of neighbouring states. This followed the signing of memorandum of understanding by the Chinese Exim Bank and the Federal government of Nigeria. Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar ...
  • The Citizens' Access to Electricity Initiatives (CATEIN), in collaboration with civil society groups, yesterday picketed the Ikeja Electric and insisted that the 400 sacked workers of the company must be recalled. In the Plateau State capital Jos, dozens of placard-bearing workers and student union leaders who turned up in solidarity against mass sack of workers by the Jos Electricity ...
  • April 26--Electric customers in Vero Beach and Fort Pierce could see lower rates over the next few years as Florida Municipal Power Agency members pay off debt on its four power-supply projects. Vero Beach rates could decrease by 5 percent to 10 percent by 2019, when the Stanton I project in Orlando is paid off, Vero Beach City Manager Jim O'Connor said. Savings even could come a year or two ...
  • The chairperson of the Sindh Investment Board (SBI) who is on a visit to Germany has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of European companies in Munich for production of 1,000 megawatt renewable energy. An official of SBI said here on Monday that the companies were M/s Green Quest solutions UK and M/s Alka Power Holding Netherlands. It was pointed out that the ...
  • Venezuelans Surprised by Rolling Blackouts VOA News April 26, 2016 12:43 AM Some Venezuelans were surprised Monday by rolling four-hour blackouts that the government says will last 40 days, in response to a drought that has rendered hydroelectric power plants nearly useless. President Nicolas Maduro's government announced power rationing on Monday in 18 of Venezuela's 24 states. The capital, ...
  • April 26--ROCK FALLS -- It's been more than a year since the city started serious talks about the formation of a utilities governance board, and some alderman still aren't sold on the idea. The issue was discussed at length during Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting, a format that allows for intensive dialogue, but no council action. "The council has been split on doing this up until now, ...
  • Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says constraints in gas supply means around around 3,132 megawatts (MW) of electricity cannot be added to the current generation capacity. Osibanjo said it was still an irony that Nigeria does not have sufficient gas to fire its power plants up to 7000MW despite the country's reported huge deposit of natural gas reserves which places her ninth in the league of ...
  • Mr Joseph Ayalogu, the Executive Director, Corporate Relations of the ETA-Zuma, says the company will start generating 300 megawatts of power from coal to reduce power deficit. Ayalogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the company, which engaged in coal mining, had concluded arrangements to start constructing the power plant before the end of 2016. He said the ...