Ministry of Power

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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NERC 2nd Quarter Report: Total System Collapses Down, Illiquidity Persists, Accidents Up

Posted: December 26, 2018 at 6:56 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

By Innocent Okoye The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, which is charged with the monitoring and regulating the operational and commercial performances of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has reported in its 2018 2nd Quarter report stated that the total electricity generated in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 was 8,350, 174MWH, which is […]

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Borno residents protest 24-hour power supply, desire 12hrs supply

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 8:02 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power

Nigeria is indeed a funny country. While some companies like TCN, Federal Government are working hard to provide 24-hour power supply for the people, some are protesting against it. Can you believe that residents of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, have complained of the 24-hour electricity supply provided by Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC). Speaking to […]

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House of Reps Requests Urgent Sale of Non Core Power Assets

Posted: April 21, 2018 at 10:35 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NELMCO

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company Limited (NELMCO) to as a matter of urgency complete the sale of non-core power assets to avoid further loss of revenue to the government through theft of scraps and overtime cargoes that have become regular experience. The House, had adopted the report of […]

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Senate Finally Confirms Prof James Momoh as NERC Chairman

Posted: April 19, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC

By Raph Omamogbo The Senate has finally confirmed Professor James Momoh as Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) after a two years vacuum that has existed from December 2015 when the term of the last Board led by Mr Sam Amadi expired. Prof. James Momoh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering for over twenty […]

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