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FG Condemns Attack on Permanent Secretary

Posted: March 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Sunday condemned an attack by some protesters on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry (Power), Mr Louis Edozien and other top officials of the Ministry at the Transmission Company of Nigeria office in Abuja. In a statement signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry, […]

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FG Apologises to Nigerians for Power Failure

Posted: March 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

The Federal Government has apologised to Nigerians for the poor power supply delivered to them in the recent past and promised steady improvements going forward. In a statement in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, blamed the power situation across the country on gas shortage and vandalism. He also said all […]

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Use Consultancy Services to Conserve Foreign Reserve & Enhance Capacity – Shehuri Tells Universities

Posted: March 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, NERC

The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri has advocated for the use of c onsultancy services being offered by Nigerian Universities to build  capacities and, most importantly, conserve the nation’s fast depleting foreign reserve. He stated this at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between the Nigerian Bulk […]

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NERC Reports Improvements in Power Generation, Warns DISCOs Against Arbitrary Billing of Customers

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation, TCN

The electricity industry regulator, NERC, has reported a steady increase in power generation into the National Grid following the completion of repair work on the damaged gas facilities. Accordingly, electricity supply in the national grid is now ramping up as it attains 4, 387 megawatts peak generation as at Friday, March 4, 2016 with a […]

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3 Unions issue seven-day ultimatum over sacking of 400 Electricity workers in Ikeja Disco

Posted: March 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ikeja, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

Electricity consumers nationwide are in for more hard time if the threat from the National Union of Electricity Employees, (NUEE), Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to shut down Egbin Power Station in Lagos and other electricity facilities across the country is […]

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National Grid Averages 3755MW, Abuja Disco Appeals to Customers

Posted: March 3, 2016 at 4:07 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The TCN System Operations informs that power generation experienced a drop to an average of 3755MW last week following scheduled maintenance programme on the gas pipelines supplying gas to the generating stations. According to the release signed by the Asst. General Manager (Public Affairs), SO/MO, Clement Ezeolisah, power generation has started improving and is now […]

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Electricity is a Product that Should be Rightly Priced – NERC

Posted: February 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

The Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr Anthony Akah, has said that electricity must be priced rightly. He reiterated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) as part of the Commission’s engagement with strategic institutions in Nigeria. […]

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Gas Pipeline Attack, Olorunsogo Power Station Out, N470M Lost Daily

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The Federal Ministry of Power has established that the weekend’s attack on the Nigerian Gas Company’s pipeline connected to Chevron Nigeria Limited’s facility at Escravos, has impacted negatively on the Olorunsogo NIPP plant with the capacity of 600MW daily at full blast. According to a release by the Senior Assistant, Media, to the Minister of […]

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Fashola Accompanies President Buhari to UAE for Future Energy Summit

Posted: January 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, is accompanying President Muhammadu Buhari on a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the World Future Energy Summit. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United […]

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Fashola Sets up Monthly Power Sector Leadership Forum to Address Sector Problems

Posted: January 17, 2016 at 8:12 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Uncategorized

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has assured Nigerians that with the buy-in of all actors, the proposed Power Sector Leadership Monthly Meetings of Operators will identify gaps, discuss and collectively source practical solutions to issues facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. The Minister who presided over the inaugural session […]

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