Government

President Buhari Appoints Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as MD, REA

Posted: December 31, 2019 at 8:36 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA, Uncategorized

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has a new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer in the person of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad. According to a just released twitter post by the Office of the Minister of Power @PowerMinNigeria, the appointment of Salihijo Ahmad has been approved by President Mohammadu Buhari. The appointment of the new MD was […]

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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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More Problems for the DisCos as NERC Issues Intention to Cancel Licences of 8 DisCos

Posted: October 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm   /   Discos, NBET, NERC, Regulation

The times are really not good for the electricity distribution companies, DisCos, in Nigeria. They have been receiving bashing from the Transmission Company of Nigeria for rejecting huge amount of electricity generated by the GenCos and transported to load centers. Only a few months ago, the Electricity Market Operator descended on several DisCos for not […]

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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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TCN to Devolve into 2 Autonomous Companies – TSP & ISO

Posted: July 20, 2019 at 11:17 am   /   Government, Photo, TCN

By Innocent Okoye The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, would soon devolve into two autonomous companies- Transmission Service Provider, TSP and Independent System Operator, ISO. The MD/CEO, TCN, Mr UG Mohammed disclosed this during the recent press conference/dinner the company organized to update the people with developments in the subsector. According to him, TCN is […]

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