Regulation

FEC Approves N8.64bn to Fund 1st Phase Siemens Power Deal

Posted: July 30, 2020 at 6:41 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, Regulation, Uncategorized

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified President Muhammadu Buhari’s anticipatory approval for the release of N8,648,081,465 to fund phase one of the Nigeria-Germany electricity deal. The fund, which is an offshore loan facility of €15.21 million, an equivalent of N6,940,081,465.20, and N1.708 billion onshore fund, is the counterpart funding of the first phase of […]

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Stop asking customers to pay for network infrastructure – NERC

Posted: February 7, 2020 at 9:42 am   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The electricity sector regulator, NERC, has news for the electricity distribution companies; they should stop asking customers to pay for replacement and installation of network infrastructure such as faulty transformers, substation materials or lines, etc. According to a release published on the website of the industry regulator, the only scenario where the customer is to […]

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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila wades into Electricity Tariff Increase controversy

Posted: January 13, 2020 at 1:39 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

The Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has spoken his mind on the current controversy of electricity tariff increase recently announced by the power industry regulator. For the Speaker, he would want the National Assembly to support the increase in electricity tariffs, making it cost reflective so that it would be […]

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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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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 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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Power Industry Regulator Absolves NBET MD of Alleged 2B Over-Invoicing

Posted: March 3, 2019 at 4:09 pm   /   Government, NBET, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has fully absolved the MD of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET, Dr Marilyn Amobi of the alleged 2b over payments to two generating companies made against her by two of her subordinates. The regulatory commission on receipt of the petition set up an investigative panel with heard from […]

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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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Get Disco’s Approval Before Buying Transformers- NERC

Posted: July 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has advised electricity customers against buying and installing transformers or embarking on line network extension without the approval of the power distribution company, Disco, that supervises their immediate community. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, the Head, Consumer Affairs Division, NERC, Mr Hardley Jack said it was wrong […]

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NERC to Disband Boards of Discos over Poor Performance

Posted: June 17, 2017 at 7:22 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

There seems to be more troubles for the electricity distribution companies as the power industry regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has threatened to the sack of the management boards of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country over poor performance. NERC’s Commissioner for Engineering Performance and Monitoring, Prof. Frank Okafor disclosed this […]

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