W’Bank approves $350m for REA’s solar power projects in schools, others

The World Bank has disclosed that Nigeria will get $350 million from the $2.1 billion it recently approved for it, to push through its electrification programme expected to provide electricity for 2.5 million people and 70,000 micro, small and medium enterprises. The $2.1 billion concessionary loan is expected to support the funding of seven projects…

The power sector in Nigeria should be driven by private funding – Damilola Ogunbiyi MD/CE R.E.A

  “The power sector in Nigeria should be driven by private funding, innovation and technology, which can achieve access much faster than the public sector. It needs to be a private sector-driven [energy] access model for Nigeria.”   Damilola Ogunbiyi, Rural Electrification Agency, February 2018 Recent research by Power for All’s on-the-ground country campaign finds that…

FASHOLA LAUNCHES BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY GUIDELINES

As part of measures to include Energy Efficiency into the National Building Code, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola,SAN, has launched the Building Energy Efficiency Guidelines. The Minster said that the guide should be a handbook for all professionals in the built environment, which include Architects, Engineers, Builders, Quantity Surveyors and Town Planners, to enable them come up with the realities of Energy Efficiency in buildings. He said…