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Qatar signs $470mn solar deal

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Gas-rich Qatar signed a $470-million deal on Sunday to build its first solar energy plant, capable of meeting up to one-tenth of peak national power demand. The Al-Kharsaah plant, near the capital, is a 10-square-kilometre (4-sq-mile) joint venture with French and Japanese partners due for completion in 2022 ahead of the football World Cup. “Eight
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Power supply drops to 753MW from 4,008MW

…As TCN struggles to restore supply after blackout By Udeme Akpan Power supply has dropped from 4,008 megawatts (MW) to 753MW, indicating a loss of 3,255MW, as the Transition Company of Nigeria, TCN, struggles to ‘synchronise’ the system after the nationwide blackout, occasioned by the strike of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE. The
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IPMAN seizes adulterated petroleum products in Akwa Ibom

By Harris Emanuel Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), in Akwa Ibom State, has impounded petroleum products suspected to be adulterated and handed them to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The items included; 25 Jerry cans of adulterated diesel, 32 improvised plastic container bags, buckets and other accessories used in carrying
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$1.66bn from international donors increases power generation ― TCN

The Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Alhaji Usman Mohammed, said that the 1.66 billion dollars received from international donors increased generation capacity in the country. TCN recently received 1.66 billion dollars from multi-lateral donors to boost power supply in the country, NAN reported. Mohammed disclosed this at the Nigeria electricity awareness walk,
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