Ministry of Power

House of Reps to Criminalize Estimated Billings by DisCos

Posted: April 7, 2018 at 11:40 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power

These are really tough days for electricity distribution companies, DisCos, as they are being hit from several quarters. The generation companies are complaining about the DisCos, so also the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the industry regulator, NERC, consumers and now the legislators are coming out with a bill to criminalize estimated billing which […]

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TCN Commissions 2 new 60MVA Transformers in Uyo, Kano & Nsukka Substation

Posted: March 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN has announced the complete installation and commissioning into service two brand new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers in its transmission substations in Uyo and Kano and has also energized its Nsukka 30MVA transmission substation completed in 2016 that could not be energized then, due to way leave issues. In a […]

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More Problems in the Power Sector as Govt & GenCos Exchange words over Shutdown and Debts

Posted: March 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

The fragile Power Sector in Nigeria is set to experience another set of shocks as the Federal Government represented by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing calls out power generating companies, GenCos, for planning to shutdown power plants in a bid to drive home a baseless point. In response, the Association of power generating […]

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AfDB Committed to Supporting Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Programme- Adeshina

Posted: March 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

By Dele Ogbodo The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr. Akinwumi Adeshina, has reiterated the bank’s commitment to support and assist Nigeria actualize its power sector recovery programme. The federal government and the bank on Friday in Abuja concluded a 2-day meeting on the framework for the country’s power sector recovery programme with […]

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Power Generating Companies have no Basis Going to Court- Fashola

Posted: March 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing has said that the power generating companies have no basis taking the Federal Government to court over payments to Azura Thermal Power Station. He however affirmed that that is their right and their prerogative, stressing that it is better than self-help, as it is consistent with the rule […]

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FG Secures $486m from World Bank for TCN Expansion, Assures on New Meter Program

Posted: March 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

By Dele Ogbodo The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, on Monday said the World Bank has approved $486 million for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), transmission infra-structure expansion. In a statement made available to Energybizdigest online, by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, stated that progress is […]

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FG Seeks Creative Solution to Deliver 2000MW of Unutilized Power, As Sector Losses N288b Annually through Imported Energy

Posted: February 13, 2018 at 8:14 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

By Dele Ogbodo The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Monday called on all stakeholders of the energy industry to evolve creative solution to the utilization of 2000MW energy that has remain largely stranded. The minister, who made the disclosure at the 24th Monthly meetings of stakeholders in the industry, […]

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FCT Set to Experience More Power Supply as FG Commissions 100MVA Katampe Transformer

Posted: February 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

Gwarinpa, Maitama, Life Camp, Jabi, Kado, Mpape, Gudu, Asokoro, Katampe 1/2, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and several other settlements in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are expected to experience remarkable improvement in electricity supply as Federal Government on Monday commissioned the newly completed 1 x100MVA, 132/33kV Katampe Transmission Substation located at Katampe along the Kubwa […]

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Electricity for Africa Agenda: AfDB Invested $1.39bn in Sector in 2017- AfDB President

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

By Dele Ogbodo and Raph Omamogho The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina, has said the pan African Bank invested $1.39 billion into the continent’s energy sector in 2017, as part of its determined effort to provide electricity in the continent. He explained that the investment covered 31 operations across 27 countries, representing […]

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Fashola: Why Nigeria Lags Behind S/Africa in Energy Generation, Usage

Posted: February 5, 2018 at 6:16 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

By Dele Ogbodo Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has said Nigeria though more highly populated than South Africa, lags behind her in energy generation and usage because Nigeria is largely a trading nation, while S/Africa is a mining and industrialized country. Addressing a stakeholders conference made up of civil society […]

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