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3rd National Power Council Meets to Discuss Sector Challenges

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

The 3rd National Council on Power (NACOP) kicked-off in Jos, Plateau State capital, 18th September with the theme “Completing Power Sector Reforms”. The Council whose opening session is being chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Power, Louis Edozien, is to examine the challenges of the moment and take decisions to overcome them to ensure the sector […]

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NIPP to Boost Transmission Infrastructure by N540b Investments – Ugbo

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN, Uncategorized

The Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), Mr Chiedu Ugbo has declared that the organization has embarked on an investment of over $1.5 billion (N540 billion) in upscaling the national Transmission infrastructure. Mr Ugbo made the declaration during the Guardian Newspaper Power Summit, “Beyond Rhetoric: Turning Nigeria’s Power Sector Value […]

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82 Nigerians Died from Electricity Accidents in 6 Months- NEMSA

Posted: August 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm   /   Discos, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has disclosed that 82 persons which includes employees of electricity distribution companies (Discos), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as well as power consumers, lost their lives in various electricity-related accidents between January and July this year. According to the NEMSA report on Safety Ranking for Electricity Distribution companies […]

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Abuja DisCo Denies Contradicting Minister on DisCos Capacity

Posted: August 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Ministry of Power

The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has come forward to clarify that the DisCo or her spokesperson did not join issues with nor contradict the Honorable Minister of Power, Works and Housing on his views that distribution companies were rejecting available power supply in the grid. According to the statement released by the […]

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MD of Power Firm Makes Compelling Case for Increase in Electricity Tariff

Posted: July 18, 2017 at 6:15 am   /   Discos, Gencos, Government, NDPHC

The Managing Director of the major power infrastructure company, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Joseph Chiedu Ugbo says the call for increased electricity tariff is necessary for generating companies (GenCos) and other service providers to meet their business cost and for the stability of the industry. Ugbo made his call in support of the […]

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Get Disco’s Approval Before Buying Transformers- NERC

Posted: July 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has advised electricity customers against buying and installing transformers or embarking on line network extension without the approval of the power distribution company, Disco, that supervises their immediate community. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, the Head, Consumer Affairs Division, NERC, Mr Hardley Jack said it was wrong […]

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NDPHC Cancels Rockson Engineering’s Transmission Project Contract

Posted: June 18, 2017 at 6:40 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NDPHC, TCN

A new positive business orientation seems to be taking roots in the power sector as NDPHC has bared its fangs by descending on one of its major EPC contractors, Rockson Engineering for failing to deliver critical transmission project on schedule. The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited has stripped Rockson Engineering of the contract […]

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NERC to Disband Boards of Discos over Poor Performance

Posted: June 17, 2017 at 7:22 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

There seems to be more troubles for the electricity distribution companies as the power industry regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has threatened to the sack of the management boards of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country over poor performance. NERC’s Commissioner for Engineering Performance and Monitoring, Prof. Frank Okafor disclosed this […]

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Electricity Market Operator Urges Stakeholders to End Blame Games

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm   /   Discos, Gencos, Government, Photo

The Electricity Market Operator, Mr. Moshood Saleeman, has called on all stakeholders in the electricity market to stop the blame game and work towards an efficient and sustainable electricity market that is beneficial to all stakeholders. He spoke in the interactive forum with the theme ‘‘Liquidity and Infrastructure Challenges in NEM: Beyond the Blame Game’’, […]

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Big Companies can now buy Power Directly from Gencos- Fashola

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Government

Things would start looking up for electricity consumers in Nigeria as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has eventually declared the commencement of the much dreaded Eligibility Customer operation in the power sector. Eligibility customer operation is a scheme envisaged by the Power Sector Reform Act, 2005, where in some categories […]

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