Ministry of Power

Power Minister Asks MD, NBET to Step Down, Suspends MD, REA

Posted: December 29, 2019 at 7:41 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, REA

In one fell swoop, the Federal Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamam has asked the Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, Dr Merilyn Amobi to step down and suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi in what seems to be a major shake up in the Power […]

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Federal Government Commends WAPP Development Partners, Calls for more Support to Realize Regional Power Trade

Posted: November 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN, WAPP

By Innocent Okoye The Honourable Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman has declared the 34th Technical and Financial Partners Meeting open in Abuja. The Technical and Financial Meeting is a major part of the 14th session of West African Power Pool meeting currently holding in Abuja. Mr Goddy Jedy Agba, Honourable Minister of State, Power […]

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We are prepared to work with DisCos to improve power supply delivery- MD, TCN

Posted: September 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, TCN

BY: Innocent Okoye The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has offered to work in tandem with the managements of all the Distribution Companies, DisCos, to ensure superior power service delivery to the people of Nigeria and beyond. The problem however is that the managements of the DisCos are not prepared to work with […]

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NERC Directs System Operator to Prioritize Dispatching all Hydro Power Stations to check flooding

Posted: September 20, 2019 at 11:06 am   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, TCN

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has directed the System Operator to prioritize the dispatching of power generated by the three hydro power stations in Nigeria in order to manage effectively the water inflow into the dams. The order is also meant to check the result of flooding that might occur if there is an […]

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WAPP to Synchronize 3 Island Networks in West Africa into One

Posted: September 18, 2019 at 8:58 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

BY: Innocent Okoye The West African Power Pool (WAPP) has commenced work to synchronize the three island networks among 14 West African member states into a single reliable and efficient network. The Managing Director/CEO of TCN and the Chairman, Board of Director of WAPP, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed disclosed the benefits of a synchronized network […]

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Electricity Market Operator Suspends Defaulting DisCos for Low Security Covers

Posted: July 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, TCN

The Nigerian Electricity Market is getting more interesting by the day and the Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos, are the ones with the burnt end of the stick. The DisCos have severally been accused of causing illiquidity in the Market by their poor monthly returns on their monthly invoices , which hovers between 30 and 35%. […]

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NERC Introduces Payment Plan for Electricity Meters

Posted: July 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, Regulation

Relief has come the way of some electricity customers in Nigeria as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved a payment plan for electricity customers who so desire to get prepaid meters and pay later. The cheering news was disclosed by Mr Nathan Shatti, NERC’s commissioner for finance and management services at a press […]

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“Only One System Collapse, Not Multiple” says TCN

Posted: May 12, 2019 at 6:02 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, TCN

The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has explained the events, causes and processes of recent disturbances in the National Grid. According to them, the Grid has not experienced multiple system collapses as reported in the traditional and social media in the last one week. “The National Grid only experienced one system collapse and […]

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TCN Breaks Ground to Kick-start Project to Improve Bulk Supply into Abuja

Posted: April 15, 2019 at 9:40 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

by Innocent Okoye The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will soon add 624MW of electricity to the grid which will be for the benefit of the Abuja residents and environs. This was made known during the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Abuja Feeding Scheme in Dawaki, Abuja on Thursday 11th April, 2019. The process which […]

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TCN calls out DisCos for losing 5 power transformers worth N3.6bn

Posted: March 7, 2019 at 1:09 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation, TCN

Imagine Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, losing five power transformers worth N3.615 billion due to poor protection systems on the networks of the Distribution Companies (DisCos). This actually happened in TCN Transmission Substations in Abuja in Abuja Region, Benin in Benin Region as well as Onitsha in Enugu Region. That was the submission of the […]

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