Ministry of Power

FG to Approve Regulation for Meter Asset Licencees, Commends NEMSA

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm   /   EMS, Government, Ministry of Power

The Honorable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has commended the management of The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agencies, NEMSA, for her services in the Power value chain. The Minister was speaking while inspecting the facilities at the NEMSA Meter Test Station in Oshodi Lagos. He said the National Meter Test […]

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NEMSA Reports 113 Deaths, 77 Injuries in 146 Accidents in 2017

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has reported the occurrence of 146 electrical accidents that killed 113 and injured 77 others in 2017. In a report presented at the 23rd Power Sector Meeting in Lafia on Monday by the Managing Director, Engr. Peter Ewesor, the agency said seven persons were electrocuted in five accidents […]

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NNPC Restores Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, Resumes Gas Supply to Power Plants

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

The cheering news in the country is that the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) which came down last Tuesday night as a result of a fire incident has been restored and gas supply to power generating companies resumed. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed this Monday that the repair work on the pipeline followed the directive […]

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REA to Deliver Phase 1 Power Projects to Federal Universities in 2018

Posted: January 6, 2018 at 10:57 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has said that the planned Energizing Education Programme (EEP) which aims to provide dedicated and reliable electricity supply to some federal universities is on course for delivery in 2018. According to a statement from the agency: “Allegations that the MD/CEO made any statements to the contrary are patently untrue and […]

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Power Sector Attains New Peak of 5,222.3MW

Posted: December 24, 2017 at 1:30 am   /   Gen. Biz, Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

TCN Clears Stranded Equipment Containers at the Ports The Nigerian Power industry has achieved another national peak of 5,222.3MW of electricity effectively transmitted to all the Distribution Load centers in the national grid on December 18, 2017 at 9pm. In a statement signed by the GM Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that this milestone […]

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TCN MD Clarifies $1.5B Foreign Loan to Expand National Grid

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

The Managing Director/ CEO of TCN, Mr Usman Gur Mohammed has clarified the status and composition of the $1.5 billion multilateral donors loan which TCN plans to obtain from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and three others for the National Grid network expansion. He said that the National Assembly may […]

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FG to Review Power Sector Privatisation, Investors to Cede Shares

Posted: October 15, 2017 at 6:19 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power

A new business structure is coming for the power industry. All the voices clamouring for change in the power sector as currently managed can start rejoicing as the Federal Government has disclosed that it is considering a review of the power sector privatisation to make it deliver the expected promise. The Minister of State for […]

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TCN Reports System Collapse Due to Trippings from Egbin Power Station

Posted: September 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has reported that the total system collapse recorded on Thursday, September 28 was triggered by multiple trippings of three units at the Egbin Power Station in Lagos State. According to the release from TCN, a post mortem analysis of the event indicated that grid generation before the trippings was 4,262.7MW […]

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No Plans to Revoke Power Sector Privatization- Fashola

Posted: September 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

The new owners of power sector assets can be rest assured as the Federal Government has ruled out the possibility of revoking licences given to them to run the country’s power sector. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, cleared the air at the Policy Dialogue on the Power Sector, organised by the […]

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We will give you more power, but you have to pay promptly – PS tells Togo & Benin Republics

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 6:55 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Nigerian Government has started talking tough to neighboring countries that benefit from power supply generated in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Power, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Louis Edozien told some representatives of power utilities in the Republics of Benin and Togo that Nigeria was ready to improve power supplied to them. […]

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