March 2015

NERC Clarifies Reduction in Tariff

Posted: March 28, 2015 at 2:02 am   /   Government, NERC, Regulation

Receives Commendation from Consumer Group By Chijioke Igolo and Abdullahi Akanbi The last of the recent electricity tariff review has not been heard. While the Distribution companies and investors are protesting the reduction, consumers and consumer groups are rejoicing over it. The Electricity Consumers Association of Nigeria, ECAN, led by its President, Barr. Chijioke James, […]

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182 Pass-out of NAPTIN’s Skills Development Program, 10 Get Automatic Employment

Posted: March 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm   /   Government, NAPTIN, Photo

Who said hard work does not pay? Ask the 10 best graduating students of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, who on Tuesday, 24th March passed out of the SURE-P/TVET sponsored Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP), clinching both graduation certificates as well as automatic employment letters, courtesy of a major stakeholder in Coal […]

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NERC Issues OMA POWER 1,080MW On-Grid Licence for Power Generation

Posted: March 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm   /   Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has issued an on-grid 1,080 MW generation licence to Oma Power Generation Company Limited, whose gas-fired power plant will be located at Orgwu-Ogwe, Ukwa West, in Abia State. The Chairman of the Commission, Dr Sam Amadi, who presented the licence at a ceremony in the Commission’s Abuja Headquarters, described […]

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EKO DISCO Re-assures Customers of Better Days

Posted: March 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm   /   Discos, Eko

The management of EKO Electricity Distribution Company has re-assured its numerous customers of better days ahead. The Managing Director of the firm, Engr Oladele Amoda, who delivered the re-assuring message during the quarterly media briefing in Lagos, said that since November 2013 hand-over of the power assets to the new owners, the firm had committed […]

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Praises and Knocks for NERC over Tariff Reduction

Posted: March 19, 2015 at 11:02 pm   /   Government, NERC, Regulation

  The recent tariff reduction by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has elicited different reactions from different peoples and groups. For some it is a welcome development, while for others, it is all politics and even dis-incentive to doing business. Even the organized private sector is divided on the tariff reduction. For an example […]

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Kaduna DISCO gets 150mw only from Grid

Posted: March 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm   /   Kaduna

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has stated that while it needed over 600 megawatts to meet the electricity demand of its teeming customers, it currently receives below 150 megawatts from the national grid. Head, Corporate Affairs, AbdulAziz Abdullahi, made the announcement on Wednesday, 18th March, when the management of the company paid a courtesy […]

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NERC Reduces Tariff by Removing Collection Losses

Posted: March 19, 2015 at 10:05 am   /   Government, NERC, Regulation

By Chijioke Igolo and Abdullahi Akanbi The calls by various electricity consumers for a reduction in tariff have yielded fruit as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has approved the reduction by removing collection losses, which has been a major element in electricity tariff making. Announcing the tariff review in a press conference in Abuja, […]

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Ghanaian Minister of Power in Nigeria to seek solutions to Power Problems

Posted: March 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, WAPP

Guess who came calling? The Ghanaian Minister of Power, Mr Kwabena Donkor came calling on his Nigerian counterpart, Prof Chinedu Nebo and their major discussion was how Ghana could benefit from Nigeria’s program at creating a basket of energy mix solutions. The Ghanaian Minister stated that Ghana was passing through a challenging time whereby the […]

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Vandals Again Burst the ESCRAVOS-LAGOS Gas Pipeline as Government Shores up Counter-Vandalism Measures

Posted: March 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, PTFP

It is like vandals have sworn to keep frustrating the Federal Government’s transformation plans in the power sector. Otherwise how would one describe the repeated bursting of gas pipelines supplying gas to thermal power generating stations. These vandals struck yet again on the Escravos- Lagos pipeline on Wednesday, 11th March blowing up a portion of […]

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NERC Panel Rules in Favour of Jurisdiction to Hear Lagos 1004 Estate Petition

Posted: March 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm   /   Eko, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Dispute Resolution function of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory (NERC) took the front burner on Tuesday, March 10, as the commission overruled preliminary objections to a petition brought before it by Mr. Samuel Aremu, who alleged that Mr. Samuel Ukpong and 1004 Estate Limited disconnected his electricity supply in the Lagos estate, even when they […]

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