Wednesday, September 30

Nigeria turns to the sun for power

The Nigerian government has decided to use clean and renewable energy sources for further improvement of electricity generation and supply in the country. Although there has been a noticeable advancement in power supply over the past few weeks, the Federal Government doesn’t think the development is enough. This has led to a signing of MoU with two renowned investors in the power sector i.e. Quaint Global Energy Solutions and New Horizons Energy Resources.

Dr. Godknows Igali, the permanent secretary of the Nigerian Power Ministry also added that New Horizon Energy Resources has expressed their interest of investing in renewable projects across the country especially for solar, biomass and thermal plants.

Seun Solesi, spokesperson of Quaint Global Energy Solutions announced that their company has already received 13 million US dollars from the United States Trade Development Agency’s Power Africa Initiative to establish their facility of the proposed 50megawatt solar power plant in Kaduna State. He also added that the state government has approved 50 hectares land for the power plant.

New Horizon Energy Resources announced that they will recruit Nigerians and train them in US for the project of building a 100megawatt solar plant, 300-400megawatt biomass and 300 megawatt thermal facility in Nasarawa state, Cross river state and Rivers States respectively.

It is expected that once those plants start their commercial operations, the capacity of electric supply will increase across  country. 


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