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NIGELEC (Société Nigérienne d'Electricité, Nigerien Electricity Society) is the Parastatal electric power generation and transmission utility in Niger. It is majority owned by the Government of Niger and was founded in 1968. In 2006 NIGELEC had 178964 subscribers and 300 electrified centers.[1] The NIGELEC management is overseen by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

NIGELEC operates four power plants: Niamey I and Niamey II (in Niamey proper and the suburb of Goudel), the Malbaza Power Station (at Malbaza, near Tahoua) and the Zinder & Maradi Thermal Power Station (near Zinder).[2][3]

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  1. ^ African Development Information Database: Société Nationale d'Electricité du Niger. Retrieved 2009-02-20
  2. ^ African Development Information Database: Power Infrastructures in West Africa. Retrieved 2009-02-20
  3. ^ NIGELEC: Dig Deeper: Plants Owned By This Company. Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) Database, Center for Global Development. Retrieved 2009-02-20

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