March 2018

Un-masking Critical Developments in the Power Sector

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm   /   Special Focus Report

By Clem Ezeolisah A lot of critical infrastructure development is taking place in the Power Sector and the outcomes are manifesting in more quality service delivery by all segments of the power industry. However, there seems to be a serious disconnect; these developments in power infrastructure and the output in improved service delivery are either […]

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Flood: Shiroro Power Plant Shut Down

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 1:21 pm   /   Gencos, Shiroro

One of the nation’s three hydropower plants, Shiroro Power Station located in Niger State, has been shut down as a result of flood challenge. Shiroro Power Plant, which is capable of generating 428 megawatts, was shut down “due to turbine pit flood problem.” Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing showed […]

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NAPTIN Trains 545 Nigerian, Ghanaian Electricity Workers

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm   /   Government, NAPTIN

The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, seems to be getting back its groove as the Institute commences the training of workers, as part of its programme to train 545 electricity employees from Nigeria and Ghana. The Acting Director-General, NAPTIN, Ahmed Nagode, said 300 TCN personnel and many others from power utility members of […]

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Big Consumer Data Drives Operations in Rural Electrification Agency- REA MD

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm   /   Government, REA

The Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi has affirmed that big electricity consumer data base drives their operation leading to great level of success in project implementation. “We have an energy database in the REA and conduct extensive energy demand studies to determine the actual needs of the people before […]

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TCN Completes and Energizes 6 new Power Transformers

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm   /   TCN

There is no stopping the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, in the quest to increase the wheeling capacity of the grid to move whatever electricity that is generated by the Gencos to the distribution load centres. Only recently they launched a 20-Year Transmission Development Masterplan to drive a guided transmission infrastructure investments. In a new […]

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TCN Loses 60MVA Transformer While Undergoing Installation in Uyo

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 8:44 am   /   Government, TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has lost another one of its 60MVA power transformers which was undergoing installation in the Uyo transmission substation. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that the new 60MVA power transformer, was being installed by one of the company’s contractors Messrs T&D Technology […]

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