May 2015

Minister of Power Appeals for Speedily Restoration of Gas to Power Stations

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has called on oil and gas workers, just ending a strike action, to quickly take remedial steps to restore gas supply to the nation’s power stations in the national interest. Prof Nebo observed that the negative effect of the strike on power supply was not only inevitable but […]

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300,000 Smart Metres for Ikeja Electric Customers

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 11:20 pm   /   Discos, Ikeja

The Managing Director, Ikeja Electric, Mr Abiodun Ajifowobaje has said recently that the company would soon begin the installation of its newly acquired 300,000 smart meters in the zone which covers the mainland parts of Lagos State. The MD stated that the meters which were acquired at a cost of 106 million dollars (N21.2 billion) […]

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Power Supply Slumps below 2000MW

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

Information monitored on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Friday, May 22, indicates that power supply output and delivery to the various distribution companies in the country has reduced to below 2000MW and as such the management of TCN informed the general public that massive rationing of available power supply has been introduced nationwide. […]

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President Jonathan Commisssions Ayobo-Lagos New Transmission Substation

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm   /   Government, Investors, Ministry of Power, TCN

President Goodluck Jonathan, who has recently been on auto-pilot with inauguration of several critical projects, has declared that his administration has done more than any other administration in revitalising the power industry in Nigeria. The President made the declaration while officially commissioning the newly constructed Ayobo 2 x 60MVA, 132/33KV transmission substation in Ikeja West […]

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Emerging Problems in the Power Sector, Investors in Yola Disco Demand Refund

Posted: May 20, 2015 at 4:57 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, Yola

It is certainly not good times in the power sector. There are complains everywhere about poor power supply and now the investors who bought over Yola Disco to provide power in the four states in the Northeast has demanded for a refund from the federal government. Experts in the power industry see the request as […]

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FG Commissions Gwagwalada 330/132/33KV Transmission Substation

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

The Vice-President, Arc. Mohammad Namadi Sambo has officially commissioned the 330/132/33kV Gwagwalada Transmission Substation, which would enhance power transmission capacity and flexibility within the federal capital axis. Sambo described the project as key in the realization of series of projects executed by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), aimed at improving electricity supply nation-wide. […]

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Katsina Wind Farm to Produce 10MW

Posted: May 9, 2015 at 11:04 am   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

Efforts of the federal government to increase the sources of energy in the country would soon start yielding results as the 10 MW Katsina wind farm nears completion. According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Amb. Godknows Igali, the 10MW Katsina wind farm is currently at 98% completion and that five of the 37 turbines have […]

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Kaduna Electricity Workers Disrupt Power Supply to 4 States

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm   /   Discos, Kaduna

While most people in Nigeria are complaining of inadequate power supply and are making do with what is available, the people in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States have been denied of even the little power available in the system. This is as due to the call to staff of the the Kaduna Disco by […]

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All African Students Union Honours Nebo with Global Leadership Award

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 4:04 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The All-African Students Union has presented the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, the Global Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding performance in the nation’s quest for increased access to electricity, youth empowerment and good governance. Speaking at the brief ceremony at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Hammed Coulebaly, the Ivorien-born leader of the […]

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Consumer Power and Fair Electricity Market

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 3:14 am   /   Government, NERC, Regulation

By Dr. SAM AMADI In a article published in Thisday newspaper, Dr Sam Amadi articulates the advantages of the consumer advocacy in the electricity production and marketing process. He believes that with an active consumer power, the deepening of the electricity market in terms of knowledge, creativity, participation, transparency and mutuality would be engendered for […]

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