June 2015

NERC Appoints 14 Technical Inspectors in defiance of NEMSA

Posted: June 26, 2015 at 11:16 pm   /   EMS, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

The unsuccessful battle the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, fought to hold on to technical regulations in the power sector seemed not to have waned as the commission went ahead to appoint 14 technical inspectors for the industry in flagrant disregards to the authority and functions assigned to the newly created Nigerian Electricity Management Services […]

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Suppliers of Sub-standard Electricity Equipment to get 3 Months Imprisonment

Posted: June 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm   /   EMS, Government, Ministry of Power, Regulation

The newly empowered Nigerian Electricity Management Services Authority, (NEMSA), set up for the technical regulation of services in the power sector has been given some teeth to rein any defaulters; a fine of N500,000 or a three- month imprisonment or both. The agency was mandated through an official gazette 2015, No. 67, Volume 102, to […]

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More Problems for Abuja Disco

Posted: June 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm   /   Abuja, Discos

There seems to be more problems on the way for the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC. The previous week, it was the regulator’s sanctions on the company for flagrant abuse of the law through continuous billing customers on estimation, and this week the consumers group threatened to sue the company if it goes ahead with […]

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French Agency partners NAPTIN for Human Resource Development

Posted: June 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NAPTIN, Photo

Agence Francaise Development (AFD), has expressed serious desire in partnering with the National Power Training Institute, NAPTIN, to raise the institute’s capacity to achieve its corporate mandate of developing the critical manpower for the power sector in Nigeria. Specifically the French agency wants to integrate into the training needs of the privatized power sector key […]

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NERC Orders ABUJA DISCO to Refund Over-billed Customers

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

We are indeed experiencing change. History has been made by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission as it sanctioned and ordered Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to make refunds to her over-billed customers. The order is the result of an earlier Notice of Enforcement and subsequent investigation of instances of over-billing perpetrated by the electricity distribution […]

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NERC Issues 4 New Licences to Boost Power Generation

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 10:01 am   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, Regulation

By Chijioke Igolo In line with its commitment and determination to increase the level of electricity generation in the country and in accordance with the relevant laws which created the commission, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has presented four new licences to four companies to generate 774 Megawatts of electricity into the National Grid. […]

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Poor Project Management, Bane of Power Sector – VP

Posted: June 14, 2015 at 10:37 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that poor project management of mega contracts in the power sector by past administrations has contributed immensely to the present dismal energy provision in Nigeria. According to the VP, despite the many and huge investments worth several billions of dollars in power generation, transmission and distribution sub-sectors over the years […]

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Electricity Tariff Increase: Court Renews Restraining Order on NERC

Posted: June 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

The temporary relief electricity customers are enjoying from a hike in tariff is to continue courtesy of an order by Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos who has renewed an earlier order restraining the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing the new electricity tariff scheduled to take effect from June […]

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BEDC, Elizade varsity sign MoU to train power sector workers

Posted: June 12, 2015 at 9:18 am   /   Benin, Discos

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, to train her personnel for excellent service delivery. The Managing Director, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, told journalists in Benin, Edo State, that the MoU was part of efforts of the company’s core investor, Vigeo Power […]

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NDPHC to rescue over 800mw stranded electricity

Posted: June 10, 2015 at 10:52 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NDPHC

Imagine what additional 800megawatts of electricity would do for Nigerians. That is the amount of electricity produced and yet unable to get to Nigerians as a result of lack of transmission infrastructure. The good news however is that the management of the NDPHC has assured that it would do all that is possible to resolve […]

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