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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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High Voltage Cause System Collapse & Reactor Fire in Benin City

Posted: June 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm   /   Government, Photo, TCN

The nation was once again thrown into outage as a result of electricity distribution companies dropping massive load. This time it not only caused system collapse, it also caused fire outbreak in Benin City where a 75MX Reactor caught fire. TCN Management in a Release announced that the National Grid experienced a system collapse today […]

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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 Restores Normal Bulk Power Transmission after Apo Transformer Fire

Posted: April 29, 2019 at 7:55 am   /   Abuja, Government, TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has restored normal power transmission through its Apo Transmission substation after a fire outbreak which occurred yesterday involving one of its 45MVA, 132/33kV power transformers feeding AEDC’s 33kV feeders. The fire was put out by the combined efforts of the Federal, FCT and NNPC fire service units. In the […]

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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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Nigerian Sovereign fund, Shiroro Power plant on N8.5 billion deal to boost power generation

Posted: March 4, 2019 at 9:07 am   /   Gencos, Government, Shiroro

A subsidiary of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), InfraCredit, has opened a N8.5 billion 600MW Shiroro Hydro Electric Infrastructure Green Bond to boost the plant’s power generation. Launched in partnership with GuarantCo, KfW Development Bank and Africa Finance Corporation, the deal is to provide the North South Power Company Limited’s (NSP) with N8.5 billion […]

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