Ministry of Power

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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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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Prioritize Renewable Energy Sources, NEBO to Incoming Buhari Administration

Posted: April 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

The President Jonathan Administration has started giving the incoming administration guidelines to enable it succeed and take Nigeria to the next level. The Hon. Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo was all charitable when he urged the in-coming Buhari Administration to open its doors to other sources of energy, such as coal-to-power, solar powered plants, […]

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Vandalism, Inadequate Gas Deny Nigerians Gains in Power Sector Dev -FG

Posted: April 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The Federal Government has given itself a pass mark in the power sector development with regards to infrastructure upgrade, but decried the twin problems of gas unavailability and rampant acts of vandalism for denying Nigerians the benefits of the upgrade. “Availability wise, I think no administration has done as well as this administration. We have actually […]

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Buhari’s Govt to Privatize TCN

Posted: April 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The in-coming government of  the All Progressives Congress, APC, promised change and indeed change is coming even to the Transmission Company of Nigeria,TCN. The President- Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, made the promise at a break-fast meeting at the Lagos Business School, Lagos. “While power reform has been commendable and will continue, the approach will change,” […]

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Ghanaian Minister of Power in Nigeria to seek solutions to Power Problems

Posted: March 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, WAPP

Guess who came calling? The Ghanaian Minister of Power, Mr Kwabena Donkor came calling on his Nigerian counterpart, Prof Chinedu Nebo and their major discussion was how Ghana could benefit from Nigeria’s program at creating a basket of energy mix solutions. The Ghanaian Minister stated that Ghana was passing through a challenging time whereby the […]

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Vandals Again Burst the ESCRAVOS-LAGOS Gas Pipeline as Government Shores up Counter-Vandalism Measures

Posted: March 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, PTFP

It is like vandals have sworn to keep frustrating the Federal Government’s transformation plans in the power sector. Otherwise how would one describe the repeated bursting of gas pipelines supplying gas to thermal power generating stations. These vandals struck yet again on the Escravos- Lagos pipeline on Wednesday, 11th March blowing up a portion of […]

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NEBO Commissions West Africa’s 1st Solar-Wind Demonstration Power Plant

Posted: March 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NAPTIN, Photo

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has commissioned the 25KW Hybrid Solar PV- Wind demonstration power plant at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) Regional Training Centre (RTC), Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State. The demonstration power plant is the outcome of the Nigeria-Germany Energy Partnership under the Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP), a developmental […]

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