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Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children’s hospital in San Juan.

The batteries will provide energy from the panels when sunlight is scarce.

Tesla said on Twitter this was the “first of many” such projects going live.

Mr Musk has also donated $250,000 (£190,000) of his own money to support humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico, where many people are still without electricity.

Earlier this month, Tesla’s co-founder offered – via Twitter – to help rebuild energy infrastructure.

The US territory’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, responded: “Let’s talk.”

Mr Rossello has since thanked Tesla for its work at the hospital.

BBC

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Zamfara, FG to generate 30mw electricity from Bakalori Dam

The Zamfara Government says it is working in partnership with the Federal Government to generate 30 Megawatts of electricity from the Bakolori Dam.

Alhaji Lawal M-Liman, the Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gusau, that the partnership was to boost power supply to the state.

M-Liman, who is the Chairman of the State Projects Monitoring Committee, said that the partnership was part of issues discussed at the September meeting of the National Council on Power, held in Jos.

According to him, the federal government has promised to provide technical support under the National Energy Support Programme, for the actualisation of the project.

“We are already discussing with some power generation firms, to achieve the target,” the commissioner said.

He also spoke on the state government effort to link more communities to the national grid, saying 100 towns and villages have been connected.

“You will recall that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, visited the state twice when he inaugurated various electrification projects executed by the state government,” he said.

According to him, the state government has also reconstructed various federal roads with the agreement that it would get reimbursement of funds spent on the projects from the federal government.

“When the present administration in the state came on board in 2011, almost all the roads in the state including the state and federal government-owned were in a state of dilapidation.

“Despite the economic challenges faced by the state, we spent billions of naira to provide the roads including the federal highways in the state, to address the problem of poor roads network.

“We have achieved a great success in this partnership of road projects, because a large percentage of the roads are almost completed,” M-Liman said.

NAN

N300 Million: Adamawa State Dam.

Adamawa State Government approved N300 million for the construction of an earth dam in Nasarawo, in Demsa Local Government Area.

Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Rufa’i Ahmed, told journalists shortly after the state executive council meeting in Yola.

The dam, when constructed, would end the problem of water supply as well as enhance irrigation activities in the area.

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He said that the construction would commence as soon as the money was released.

Alhaji Hassan Pakka, Commissioner for Rural Infrastructure, also announced that the council approved electrification of some rural communities in the state.

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Pakka said that the electrification was not just for beautification but for security purpose.

He said that the benefiting communities were devastated by the insurgency, adding that the electrification would go a long way in rehabilitation of the rural communities.

Alhaji Ahmadu Waziri, Commissioner for Agriculture, said that the council also approved N70 million to upgrade physical infrastructure in the Adamawa State College of Agriculture, Ganye.

Waziri said that part of the funds would be utilised for the rehabilitation of some dilapidated classrooms and laboratories as part of the requirement for the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation.

He recalled that Gov. Mohammed Bindow, had earlier promised to renovate the college.

The commissioner said that the ministry had already completed the procurement process and was about to access the funds.

He said that the NBTE would be invited for the accreditation upon the completion of the renovation works.

NAN