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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order to Drive Renewable Energy Installations

LCG, September 18, 2019--The Governor of Virginia signed an Executive Order 43 yesterday setting statewide goals for clean energy deployment and expands upon the Commonwealth's commitments to reduce the environmental impact, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and boost the clean energy economy in Virginia.

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Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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Nigeria Generation Approaches 3000 Megawatts

LCG, Sept. 8, 2000-Nigeria's state-run National Electric Power Authority is on target to reach its target of 3,000 megawatts of electric power generation by the end of this year, the Africa News Service reported yesterday.

Current production of electricity in the West African country is currently is about 2,000 megawatts and peak demand is said to be 2,470 megawatts. Four months ago, production was only 1,400 megawatts and the Authority caught most of the blame.

Earlier this year, President Olusegun Obasanjo, the first freely-elected Nigerian leader in decades, stripped the Authority of much of its power after a series of outages and gave the reins to a "Technical Board" under the direction of Sen. Liyel Imoke, telling it to get the electricity situation squared away in short order.

Obasanjo also set the 3,000 megawatt target for this year and another for 4,000 megawatts by the end of 2001.

Much of the increased generation has been effected by repairing out-of-service facilities. Imoke said "Our on-going projects for the reactivation of some of our broken down power generating units will on completion increase the generating units available, 4,000 megawatts from its current 2000 megawatts. With our national peak demand at 2,470 megawatts, it means that several millions of people would be provided with power."

The news service observed "We are now poised more than ever before for greater heights not resting on our oars, until we are in a position to say we have brought power to all the people."

At times last week, generation in Nigeria reached 2,600 megawatts as increased water levels at hydroelectric stations boosted performance.

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