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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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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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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TCN is not the Weakest Link Anymore – TCN MD

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

Once again, the Interim Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr Usman Gur Mohammed has declared that TCN was no longer the weakest link in the power equation in Nigeria. Gur Mohammed made the declaration in the 2-day Kick-off meeting for the construction of the 2nd Transmission Line to wheel electricity from Lagos, Nigeria […]

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NIPP to Boost Transmission Infrastructure by N540b Investments – Ugbo

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN, Uncategorized

The Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), Mr Chiedu Ugbo has declared that the organization has embarked on an investment of over $1.5 billion (N540 billion) in upscaling the national Transmission infrastructure. Mr Ugbo made the declaration during the Guardian Newspaper Power Summit, “Beyond Rhetoric: Turning Nigeria’s Power Sector Value […]

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82 Nigerians Died from Electricity Accidents in 6 Months- NEMSA

Posted: August 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm   /   Discos, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has disclosed that 82 persons which includes employees of electricity distribution companies (Discos), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as well as power consumers, lost their lives in various electricity-related accidents between January and July this year. According to the NEMSA report on Safety Ranking for Electricity Distribution companies […]

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NDPHC Cancels Rockson Engineering’s Transmission Project Contract

Posted: June 18, 2017 at 6:40 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NDPHC, TCN

A new positive business orientation seems to be taking roots in the power sector as NDPHC has bared its fangs by descending on one of its major EPC contractors, Rockson Engineering for failing to deliver critical transmission project on schedule. The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited has stripped Rockson Engineering of the contract […]

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TCN Inaugurates New Power Equipment to Improve Power Supply in Lagos and Ogun States

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm   /   TCN

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has announced that power supply in Lagos and Ogun States is set to improve with the inauguration of several power equipment at the 330kV Transmission Substation in Ayobo, Lagos State. According to a release on the company’s website and signed by the General Manager Public Affairs, Seun […]

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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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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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