Places With The Best Electricity Supply In Nigeria

Although, electricity supply is not top notch in Nigeria, there are still some places with exceptional supply. These are the top places in Nigeria with the best electricity access. They are known to enjoy between 22 to 24 hours nonstop access to energy. Feel free to visit any of these places whenever you want.

  • Ahmadiyya, Lagos: Ahmadiyya is the 3rd bus stop after Abule Egba bus stop in Lagos, along Abule Egba – Sango expressway. It is on both sides of the expressway. The indigents of this area are connected on a 33 KV line, an industrial power line. Ahmadiyya enjoys at least 22 hours uninterrupted power supply in a day. On an occasion that the supply is cut off, it is restored within 10 to 15 minutes. Interestingly, when occupants of other areas complain about unstable power, “Ahmadiyyans” never stop smiling and they incur no additional costs different from the normal bills.
  • Powerline, Osogbo: This is the first landing point after power leaves Egbin in Ikorodu, before moving up North and East. Power outage here never lasts up to 45mins before power is restored.
  • 1004 Estate at VI: They have dedicated power supply with mini substations fed from 33kV lines.
  • Bonny Island, Rivers state: Bonny Islands is located in Rivers state. The island is connected to NLNG power line and people who live there enjoy 24 hours non-stop access to electricity.

  • Christland in Ondo Town: FFF estate in Christland is one of those areas that enjoy quality supply. Occupants enjoy electricity for at least 23 hours 30 minutes in a day. Power outage does not last longer than 5 minutes. This is probably why getting accommodation there is difficult. Some houses even get paid for before completion due to the rush for the place.
  • Redemption camp: They have constant power supply and the power is generated right in the camp. There is a 10MW turbine that generates electricity. It is really a country on its own.
  • Ijede, Lagos: Ijede is located in Ikorodu area of Lagos state. Inhabitants of this area enjoy the advantage of being close to Egin power plant – one of the largest power generating plants in Nigeria. A guy testified, “My generator became useless when I moved here since December 2015. I only back up with my inverter for few minutes when the power goes off for 15 to 30 minutes.”
  • Ihovbor community: It is located in Edo state and its inhabitants enjoy nonstop lighting since the past administration built a powerful electricity generating turbine that serves as their source.
  • Aboh/Okpai in Ndokwa land: This is located in Delta state. They are connected to AGIP turbines which supply steady electricity, up to 22hours a day, to their host communities and surrounding villages.

Other places include:

  • Ogulagha Town in Delta state.
  • Ibasa off Ijegun, Lagos Island, Lagos.
  • Bamako Estate, Ojodu, Lagos.
  • Chinda, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
  • Aliade, Benue state.
  • Ibeno in Akwa Ibom state.
  • Afaha Ube Itam, along Ikot Ekpene road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
  • Ofatedo along Ede, Osun state.
  • Urua Ekpa, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
  • Abuja
  • Tinumola Estate, Osogbo, Osun state.
  • Oba’s Palace/Government House Axis of Benin City, Edo state.

German Wind Power Beats Hard Coal, Nuclear Power for First Time

Power generated this year by onshore and offshore wind in Germany exceeded the amount of electricity coming from hard coal and nuclear plants for the first time, the Fraunhofer ISE institute said on its website.

German coal plant operators choked generation from hard coal plants in favor of cheaper-to-run lignite units this year and nuclear power operators kept plants like Grundremmingen B, which were offline for extended periods, according to Bruno Burger, a professor at Freiburg-based Fraunhofer ISE.

Lignite generation rose 0.3 percent to about 117 terawatt-hours so far this year, highlighting the addiction of utilities to one of the cheapest and dirtiest forms of energy, said Burger. Hard coal generation dropped 14 percent to 69.3 terawatt-hours, he said.

Onshore and offshore wind power has an installed capacity of about 54 gigawatts — outstripping all other main sources of power capacity. About 46 percent of Germany’s generation came from wind farms on Thursday, according to Wind Power Europe.

Source: Bloomberg Technology

Our Action Plan

The Problem

It is a well known fact that about 1.3 billion people are forced to live their lives in energy poverty across the globe. That is 17% of the global population living in the dark. This means that these people lack access to basic energy services. Access to energy, means access to education, communication, and income generating opportunities.

Life without electricity is almost unimaginable for some people. Electricity allows us to power the technology we use every day. Now close your eyes & imagine what your life would look like if you had no power or light in the evening or imagine not being able to turn on the central heating/cooling system in your home, use the toilet, preserve food in your fridge/freezer or have clean running water.

Even for most that are connected to the grid, the power supply is epileptic. Every year, thousands of families will experience power cuts due to natural disasters, bad weather or power line faults. A small storm that damages one power line can mean a power outage for hundreds of families and homeowners, causing total disruption in their daily routines.

A place where there is no electricity would suffer great underdevelopment. It sometimes takes a lot for some people to realise that without electricity it isn’t just internet and Wi-Fi that is affected, it also means no cash machines, no lifts, no power to keep the factories going, and no power to charge mobile phones. It is seen as the end of normality as we know it.

Our Solution

The sun is the most abundant and free energy source, when compared with the other alternative and renewable energy sources available for Africa. It’s abundant, sustainable and available everywhere. It’s a solution for everyone that lacks adequate power supply.

Clean, healthy and affordable energy is a basic right of every individual, regardless of the nationality or status; and we are of the opinion that no one should be left behind.

It is our vision to eradicate energy poverty by year 2030, and for every household to partake of clean, safe, sustainable and affordable energy. We want to create a world where there is little or no difference between the well-developed urban areas and the underdeveloped rural places.

We aim to transform the lives of people living in this penurious state by being their energy partner for life. This is why we are offering a line of quality conscious solar products that are built to last. With Salpha Energy Solar Solutions, everybody is able to tap into the sun and enjoy it’s full potential.

This is not a onetime thing; the plan is to ensure every person continuously upgrades their system over time to include the latest Salpha Energy solutions for their home, school, health center or business.

15 Celebrities Who Are Environmentally Making A Difference

There is a lot of hype these days about being eco-friendly in order to prevent global warming and we see so many individuals making efforts to save Mother Earth.

Now, there are some celebrities who go out of their way in this green activism. They are all about making the world a better place and they generously use their fame to make it happen.

What these stars have done is used their fame and wealth to raise awareness about the various ecological issues of their choosing; and more importantly, set an example – such that thanks to them (partially), support for environmental causes has never been as high as it is today.

Leonardo DiCaprio

As an environmentalist, DiCaprio is best known for having co-written, produced, and narrated the global warming film “The 11th Hour.” But long after the credits rolled, his own Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation continued to lobby hard for a variety of environmental and humanitarian issues, including forest preservation, healthy oceans, clean water access, and renewable energy.

DiCaprio actively serves on numerous environmental boards including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, World Wildlife Fund and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. On top of sizeable donations he’s committed over the years, the superstar actor has also pledged to forgo private jets and drives a Prius.

Gisele Bundchen

The mega-model was hailed the Best Green International Celebrity in December, winning the online poll by a large margin, thanks to her work in ecological conservation and education. Through her eco-friendly flip-flop line — Ipanema Gisele Bundchen — the supermodel has raised funds for conservation efforts in the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforest.

She also launched the Clean Water Project with her family, whose mission is to restore vegetation and the micro basins in her hometown of Horizontina, Brazil. In 2011, Harvard’s Center for Health and Global Environment named her the year’s Global Environmental Citizen, and in January this year, she made her first official visit to Africa as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program.

Cate Blanchett

As co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theater Company, the actress and her husband, Andrew Upton, were key proponents of Greening the Wharf, a project that oversaw 1,900 solar panels being installed in The Wharf Theatre at Sydney’s Walsh Bay. This now provides 70 percent of the theater’s electricity requirements and, together with a system for rainwater harvesting, will eventually turn it fully carbon neutral. Under her guidance, the theater also started reusing and recycling costumes and props.

Although the Oscar winner and face of Australia’s “Who on Earth Cares” program recently came under fire for appearing in the Australian government’s carbon tax ads, Blanchett says she will “not be deterred from spreading the message about climate change.”

Maroon 5

Another Grammy-winning band committed to green touring. Since 2008, the Environmental Media Awards of 2006 honoree has been using biodiesel-powered tour buses, promoting recycling at its concert venues, and donating a portion of ticket sales to Global Cool, an environmental charity that works with entertainers. Maroon 5 has also played at Live Earth and headlined the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo last year. The bestselling artists are also strong supporters of the Environmental Media Association, Kiva, and Teen Impact.

Al Gore

The former vice president needs no introduction when it comes to his green credentials, which include leading the first Congressional hearings on toxic waste and global warming; winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (and donating the $1.5 million prize money); co-founding Live Earth, a series of benefit concerts that raise funds for sustainability projects.

His work on the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” however, earned both critical acclaim (an Oscar) and criticism. Still, the founder of the nonprofit group Alliance for Climate Protection soldiers on; these days, he’s mostly on the road, speaking about his most cherished cause and rallying volunteers—that is, when he’s not getting called back into politics to testify on environmental policies and regulation.

Pierce Brosnan

It’s all well and good to be nicknamed “Best-Dressed Environmentalist” by the Sustainable Style Foundation, but Brosnan takes his activist role very seriously.

Brosnan has dedicated a large part of his life to environmental causes, serving on the boards of numerous groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, California Coastal Protection Network and Sea Shepherd. Together with his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, Brosnan has been inducted into the Environmental Hall of Fame for his efforts in raising awareness about and campaigning against illegal whale hunting and wetlands protection.

The Bond star, who says he’s proud “fighting for the forests and the oceans,” also lent his voice and name to environmental films and documentaries such as “Oceans” and “Lethal Sounds”.

Jack Johnson

The surfer-turned-singer/songwriter popularized EnviroRiders (riders are the contractors bands use for specific functions while on tour), drafting a set of stipulations requiring venues and tour operators to purchase renewable energy for 100 percent of the amount used at his shows, recycle at least 50 percent of the total waste generated, change all lights to efficient compact fluorescents, and, of course, compost and recycle.

Once called the Jolly Green Giant of the music business by Billboard magazine, Johnson and his wife, Kim, started the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to environmental education in Hawaii.

Adrian Grenier

The 35-year-old actor recently picked up awards from Global Green USA and Opportunity Green for his work on SHFT, a website advocating green living through traditional and social media. A far cry from his role as large-living Vincent Chase in “Entourage,” Grenier hosts the show “Alter Eco” on the channel Planet Green, speaking out about the little changes people can make to be kinder to the environment.

He also drives a Prius and has a solar-powered home in Brooklyn, New York.

Ed Begley, Jr.

Known for sometimes turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Begley has been long been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community. Today he continues to serve actively on the boards of various green groups, including the Environmental Media Association, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Tree People, and Friends of the Earth.

Begley and his wife, Rachelle Carson-Begley, star in their own reality TV show called “Living with Ed” on the Planet Green channel, which chronicles the couple’s quest to live with a small carbon footprint. Begley also raises funds through a line of eco-friendly cleaning products called Begley’s Best and uses the profits to assist other local green organizations.

Robert Redford

A pioneer among celebrity environmentalists and a former “Time” magazine “Hero of the Environment,” Redford founded Sundance Preserve, a non-profit organization working to protect the North Fork Canyon in Utah. He also produced “The Green,” an eco-themed TV program that tackles issues such as solar energy and wilderness preservation.

In 2009, the Sundance Kid was honored with Duke University’s lifetime environmental achievement in the fine arts, LEAF, award. More recently, he has written op-eds calling for President Obama to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project, citing severe environmental damage from extracting crude oil from tar sands. “The environmental tipping point has been reached,” Redford told MSNBC in a recent interview.

Daryl Hannah

Hailed for her role as the menacing Elle Driver in “Kill Bill,” Hannah proved she can be just as fierce in real life when it comes to issues close to her heart. For one thing, she has been arrested no fewer than three times in the name of the environment: First for a 23-day tree sit-in in 2006; then again in 2009 for protesting against mountaintop mining in West Virginia; and finally, for joining demonstrations against the Keystone oil pipeline in front of the White House last year. When not running afoul of the law, Hannah also produces a weekly video blog on green lifestyles called DH Love Life, and runs an online business selling eco-friendly products. She also grows her own food.

Dave Matthews Band

Through their very own Bama Green Project, the Grammy-winning band continues to champion green touring. At every concert, generators are powered by biodiesel, and recycling and composting stations are ever-present backstage. Emissions from air flights and hotels are offset, with the proceeds going to tree plantings and wind turbine construction.

More recently, the band has commissioned logistics provider UPS to devise more efficient ways to transport their equipment. The band also founded Green Music Group, a large-scale coalition of musicians, fans and music industry leaders seeking to bring about lasting change in the industry. Members include Linkin Park, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson.

Brad Pitt

Apart from his well-documented humanitarian efforts, the “Moneyball” star is also a longtime environmentalist. His Make It Right Foundation is on track to finish 150 homes in New Orleans, where all the new residences will not only sport environmentally sound features, but they will also use advanced engineering to withstand strong winds and floods. The U.S. Green Building Council lauded the star for his role in establishing “the largest and greenest single family community in the world.”

Pitt has donated more than $5 million to this project alone and, through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, also helps oil the engine for various other natural resources and wildlife conservation campaigns.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is passionate about water – which is why he founded, a nonprofit which works to transform communities in the developing world by providing access to safe water and sanitation. The organization backs cutting-edge water technology projects, looking for new solutions to create lasting change.

Damon also hosted a PBS series of environmental documentaries called Journey to Planet Earth, which explores the current and projected state of the planet.

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder set up the ‘IS Foundation’ with the aim to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. The IS Foundation focuses on habitat, energy and animals, and seeks to make connections to strengthen the push for positive environmental change.

Somerhalder, who is United Nations Ambassador for World Environment Day (UNEP) is involved with a start-up called Go Green Mobile Power, which makes mobile solar, wind and bio-diesel generators and hopes to provide off-grid power for everything from the film industry to disaster relief overseas.

He is also involved with the group New Leash On Life, which takes in stray dogs and trains them to be service dogs.