August 2015

Senate Set to Commence Probe of the Power Sector

Posted: August 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

The public is about to witness another round of high drama as the Nigerian Senate is set for a comprehensive probe of the nation’s power sector with the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s inauguration of the 14-man senate probe panel. The Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Power, Senator Abubakar Kyari had declared during the inauguration […]

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Abuja DISCO to Roll out 500,000 Free Electricity Metres in FCT, 3 States

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, NERC, Regulation

Finally respite is on the way for electricity customers in Abuja and other states under the Abuja DISCO franchise as the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has declared that it would soon distribute 500,000 pre-paid meters to electricity consumers in three states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Dr. Balami Halidu Arhyel, […]

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Nigeria Hits Another Peak Generation of 4810MW

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm   /   Government, TCN

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has once again reported that the nation has attained a new peak of 4,810.7 megawatts of generated electricity. This was contained in a statement signed by the Managing Director, System/Market Operations of TCN, Mr Dipak Sarma. The statement said the feat was achieved at 20.45 hours on […]

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Enugu DISCO to Invest 25b to Improve Customer Services

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm   /   Discos, Enugu

Not discouraged by the avalanche and frequency of complaints by customers, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said it would provide the sum of N25 billion for investment in Geographic Information System (GIS), enumeration of customers and development of assets in the South-east zone, which is its franchise area. The sum would also cover […]

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Kaduna DISCO Employs 3000

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 10:07 pm   /   Discos, Kaduna, Uncategorized

It is indeed good times for 3000 persons who applied to the Kaduna Electricity Distribution company either for a better employment or to get out of unemployment as the company, operator of the power distribution licence in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states has recruited them as part of strategy to improve services to its […]

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FG, World Bank Sign $237m Partial Risk Guarantee for Azura 450MW IPP

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NBET

The Federal Government has officially signed the papers endorsing the $237 million World Bank Partial Risk Guarantees (PRG) for the construction of the 450 megawatts (MW) Azura-Edo Independent Power Plant (IPP). According to a statement from the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) on Sunday in Abuja, the federal government has by this act underscored […]

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NERC to Penalise 8 DISCOs for not Providing Customers with Meters

Posted: August 22, 2015 at 2:21 am   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

Dissatisfied with the level of implementation of the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) by majority of the distribution companies, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has asked 8 DISCOs to explain why they should not be sanctioned. The Commission has given the distribution companies a seven-day ultimatum to show cause why action should […]

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FG Launches Energy Policy to Achieve Robust Energy Mix

Posted: August 22, 2015 at 1:45 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The Federal Government has taken it quest for reducing dependence on oil for electricity production in the country to the next level by its launch of the Nigeria’s National Renewable Energy Plan, Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda. Speaking during the launch, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry […]

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Senate Calls on NERC to Scrap Fixed Charges

Posted: August 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

Set to hold public hearing on power issues The Nigerian electricity consumers got a big supporter in the Senate of the Federal Republic as it has‎ called on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately abolish fixed charges on electricity meters. It also resolved that NERC should make a regulation to mandate the DISCOs […]

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TCN Wheels an all Time Maximum Energy of 101,088MWH

Posted: August 11, 2015 at 11:12 pm   /   TCN

Another good news came from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) recently as it again announced the attainment of an all-time maximum energy of 101,088MWH wheeled across the National Grid in a day. TCN in a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs. Seun Olagunju, said the achievement was made on Wednesday, 5th […]

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