Ministry of Power
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New Faces in the Power Sector

Posted: July 31, 2016 at 4:18 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The Nigerian Power Sector is going through changes as new faces are coming on board from several companies in the sector. Two months ago, a new helmsman was appointed for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company; two weeks ago, it was the turn of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader. Last week, a new face was […]

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Power Transmission not Affected by Current Labour Crisis

Posted: April 21, 2016 at 9:57 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, TCN

The management of The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has clarified that it is not involved in the on going labour crisis currently rocking some Electricity Distribution Companies in the country as has been insinuated by some media publications. Some publications have even predicted a looming nationwide blackout due to the ongoing labour lockdown of […]

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System Operation Explains Recent Power System Collapse

Posted: April 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Management of System Operation/Market Operation (SO/MO) of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) informs that at 12:35Hrs on Thursday, March 31, 2016, the Nigerian electric power grid experienced a total system collapse. It was caused by the tripping of Osogbo/Ihovbor and Ihovbor/Benin 330kV transmission lines, which resulted in loss of 201MW generation from Ihovbor […]

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Shell Increases Local Gas Production, Set to Boost Power Generation

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture has started to increase Nigeria’s gas production by “some 10 million standard cubic feet of non-associated gas per day (MMscf/d)”. According to reliable sources of the company, it has started producing more gas from Agbada field in the Eastern Niger Delta in support of […]

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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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