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FG Appoints an Interim Managing Director/CEO for TCN, In-House Unions Kick

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm   /   Government, TCN

Who said government wasn’t powerful? Go and ask the two unions in the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The Federal Government had appointed an interim Managing Director for the only standing power company it now owns, but the two in-house unions would not have. The unions rallied and protested even to the National Assembly, but […]

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NDPHC to Provide Solar Power to 20,000 Rural Homes & 1,073 Boreholes

Posted: February 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm   /   Government, NDPHC

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has commenced providing Solar power solutions for 20,000 homes in several rural communities in the Northern part of the country. The project is also to provide solar power for 1,073 boreholes across same communities. At the launch of SHS Project in Wuna, Abuja, where the first phase of […]

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Power Sector Investors Demand Settlement of N50bn Debt to Reflate the Sector

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm   /   Government, Investors, Ministry of Power

Investors in the nation’s power sector have once again painted a gloomy picture of the power sector as they called for the settlement of N50 billion owed them and the introduction of a realistic tariff structure, reflective of the current rate of inflation and foreign exchange rate. The Chairman of Transcorp Power Ltd, Mr. Tony […]

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Senate Accuses BPE of Contributing to the Problems in the Power Sector

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 6:57 pm   /   Government

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has accused Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of contributing to the lingering power supply challenges in Nigeria. Senetor Bukola Saraki, while delivery a speech at a stakeholder/workshop on the Nigerian power sector the National Assembly said that part of the sale proceeds of about $4 billion (N2 trillion), which […]

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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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TCN Reports Fire Incident at Afam Substation in Port Harcourt

Posted: January 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm   /   Government, TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reported a fire incident at the Afam V power station. The fire which occurred on 18th January completely destroyed TCNs protection and control equipment in its relay and control room temporarilly constraining the evacuation of guaranteed 450MW generation by the station. According to the General Manager (Public Affairs), TCN, Seun […]

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FG Reiterates Commitment to Bridging Power Shortfall in 2017

Posted: January 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

In a renewed effort to re – energize its commitment to providing incremental, stable and uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has reassured Nigerians of better power supply in 2017. The Minister Gave the assurance recently in Abuja during the monthly Power Sector Dialogue Series with […]

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Power Boss Offers Bleak Narratives on State of Power in Nigeria

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm   /   Discos, Government

The Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Olufunke Osibodu, has painted a bleak picture of the state of power in Nigeria and concluded that Nigerians should not expect any improvement in the power sector in the next five years. Speaking at the 11th Annual Founder’s Day event of the American University of Nigeria […]

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Vandals Cart away Power Cables on Abuja Expressway

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 12:17 am   /   Abuja, Government

Vandals have increased the problems of the commuters and customers of the power franchise in Abuja by carting away several kilometers of cables that supply power to the long and beautiful Kubwa Expressway in the Federal Capital. The cables included various sizes of electric armoured cables stretching over 1.7 kilometres along Murtala Muhammed Expressway, Kubwa […]

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