Nigerian Sokoto state government announced last week that it has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes to be sited in rural areas across the 23 local government areas of the state.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced on November 24 it has received a letter of award for a 95,3MWp (75MWac) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Nigeria. The award was received from Pan Africa Solar Ltd, a developer of solar PV power plants focused on Africa. This will be Wärtsilä’s first utility-scale solar PV project exclusively for on-grid application.
The sixth edition of Power Nigeria exhibition and conference, which will take place at the new purpose-built exhibition venue Landmark Centre in Lagos from the 5th to the 7th of September, is set to once again attract the entire power market value chain, from decision makers and business leaders to experts and trade professionals, who will gather to deliberate the latest trends and progression within the country’s power sector.
Norwegian solar company Scatec Solar announced this week that it has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and Business Process Solutions Consult Limited (BPS), a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria. This agreement was announced in connection with Scatec Solar’s second quarter results.