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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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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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No Steady Power Unless Tariff Rises – NERC

Posted: January 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

“No Way to Tariff Increase” says Senate Committee The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has declared that without an increase in electricity tariff payable by consumers or an intervention in form of subsidy from the Federal Government to the power firms, the country would not be able to enjoy steady power supply. However, the above declaration […]

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NERC to Sanction DisCos for Non-Metering of Industrial Customers

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has restated its readiness to invoke sanctions on any electricity distribution company, DisCos, that fail to meter her maximum demand customers by the end of February. The NERC had directed all electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to conclude metering of all maximum demand (MD) electricity customers in their networks not […]

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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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NERC warns DISCOs on Manipulated Data and Poor Metering

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

Declares 403, 255 meters installed by 11 DISCOs in 2 years The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday warned that manipulated data with regards to meter installation, submitted to it by the electricity distribution companies would be treated as criminal acts; even as it berated the companies over poor implementation of their metering plans. […]

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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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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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