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The $5bn Mambilla 3,050 megawatts hydro power plant in Taraba State, is set to be financed by the Federal Government and China Exim bank.
The Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakil, explained that the project had yet to commence as planned as a result of litigation by the host community which had delayed the full commencement of the power plant.

Mrs Ifey Ikeonu, Council Member, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority, Ghana (ERERA) says stakeholders in the power sector should address electricity  in the sub region beyond national barriers .Ikeonu gave the  advice in a presentation titled, “Improving Regulatory Governance through Benchmarking’’ at the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) in Lagos.According to her, our biggest challenge in the region remains that of bridging the gap between electricity supply and demand with average access rate to electricity in the region being about 30 per cent. “This is a very huge gap that requires a lot of proactive and innovative solutions if we are to meet the sustainable energy for all goals of providing universal access to electricity by the year 2030.  

FMC Technologies Inc a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry has announced  the commissioning of its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria.
The equipment, manufactured for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. (SNEPCo) Bonga Northwest project, marks the company’s first subsea equipment engineered, manufactured, tested, installed and serviced entirely in the country.

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Oando Energy Resources Inc. a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria said that it has completed the 45,000bbls/d, 51km Umugini pipeline.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the Chief Ececutive  officer, Oando Energy Resources Inc, Pade Durotoye  said that the pipeline will provide an alternative evacuation route for crude oil produced from the Ebendo Field through the Trans Forcados export pipeline.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management has announced the graduation of 30 Nigerian students from its Isaac Boro Energy Training College (IBETC) Grenoble, France.
The graduating students are the first batch of beneficiaries of the training programme which is a multilateral partnership between the Nigerian government, the French Education Ministry and Schneider Electric, designed to address the dearth of trained engineers in electrical and energy fields, especially in  emerging economies like Nigeria.

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The Federal Government has set a new date of January 2015   to meet the  target to generate 5,000 megawatts of electricity.
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said the inauguration of Gbarian Power Plant, Alaoji Power Plant and Omoku Power Plant would not exceed January 2015 and promised the plants would be provided with enough gas for the generation of 5,000MW.

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