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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.

Dwindling oil revenue: Roles of infrastructure and security in fast-tracking economic growth and sustenance of democracy will be the major theme to be discussed at the fourth anniversary lecture and award ceremony of Nigerian NewsDirect which holds in Lagos today.
This became a major national discus as the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had disclosed in Abuja recently that Nigeria requires investment of $14billion annually out of which $10bn should come from the Federal level.

The Federal Government has been called upon to intensify efforts to increase the percentage of solar energy in the present energy mix as to encourage investment in renewable energy.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ‘s (NERC) Deputy General Manager in charge of Research and Development, Mr. Imamudeen Talba made the call  recently while speaking  at the Nigeria Photovoltaic Energy Conference, Solarcon 2014  in Lagos

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The Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has announced that the power sector has recorded a generation of between 4,000 and 4,500 megawatts consistently in the past 6 weeks.
He made this annocement while speaking at the 2014 Ministerial Platform held at the Radio House Auditorium in Abuja
The Minister during the event described the feat as an unprecedented achievement, attributing it to President Goodluck Jonathan’s commitment to delivering on his mandate. He also recalled that before President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in, everything was moribund the Vice President on assumption convinced the States to continue with the NIPP projects.

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