Power

NERC insists on sanctions for MAP regulation slippages

May 13, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ( NERC ) has insisted that it is committed to the timeline in its Meter Assets Provider (MAP) regulation, stressing that it would sanction either the electricity distribution company (DisCo) or MAP that violates the guideline. Speaking with The Nation at the weekend, the commission’s General Manager, Finance and Management…

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Transmission substation in Maiduguri attacked

May 13, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the Boko Haram insurgents Tuesday attacked its 330/132kV transmission substation at Molai in Maiduguri at about 5:30pm. The terrorists destroyed two Hilux vans and one vehicle belonging to a member of staff of TCN, while the insurgents made away with the third Hilux Van. Other items…

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TCN restores power grid as generation hits 5,000MW

May 13, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored the national grid after a collapse Wednesday caused nationwide outage which lasted till Thursday with pockets of outage subsequently. Upon the grid restoration, the highest power generated was 5,090 megawatts (MW) on Saturday; it was 4,129MW as at 6am on Sunday, TCN record shows. The…

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Nigeria loses 16,458MW to gas, grid constraints

May 13, 2019

Nigeria lost 16,458.9 megawatts of electricity as challenges of gas supply, water management and national grid forced 25 of the 29 power generation companies (Gencos) to cut down on their capacities at the weekend, a report from the Office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed. According to the report obtained from the…

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Electricity Gencos want NBET scrapped amid rising debt

May 13, 2019

Power generation companies in the country have called for the scrapping of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc amid rising debt owed to them for the electricity generated, sold and fed into the national grid. The government-owned NBET buys electricity in bulk from Gencos through Power Purchase Agreements and sells through vesting contracts to the…

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AEDC, 3 MAP vendors begin 900,000 meter sales in Abuja, other states

May 11, 2019

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and three Meter Asset Provider (MAP) vendors have launched the sales of 900,000 meters for electricity users across Kogi, Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger states for the next 36 months. The Managing Director of AEDC, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya during the ceremony held at River Park Estate in Abuja on Friday…

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TCN gives reasons for frequent grid collapse despite $1.6b investments

May 11, 2019

Despite the $1.6billion investments in transmission lines and substations, the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed Saturday gave excuses why the electricity system has been experiencing incessant system collapse. While he blamed the mess the investment that was yet to crystalize, lack of full frequency control, absence of spinning reserve…

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Black out engulfs Nigeria as national grid collapses again

May 10, 2019

The national electricity grid has collapsed again on Thursday morning at 5:30 am, sources in the industry have said. This is coming less than 18 hours after a similar collapse on Wednesday afternoon. While the previous collapse was restored gradually on Wednesday evening, the latest collapse has left many states without power completely. A source…

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Power blackout spreads as Nigeria’s grid collapses twice in 18 hours

May 9, 2019

The national electricity grid has collapsed again on Thursday morning at 5:30am, sources in the industry have said. This is coming less than 18 hours after a similar collapse on Wednesday afternoon. While the previous collapse was restored gradually on Wednesday evening, the latest collapse has left many states without power completely. A source privy…

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Electricity consumers lament as meter rollout faces fresh delay

May 9, 2019

Electricity consumers in the country have expressed disappointment as meter rollout under the Meter Asset Provider scheme failed to kick off on May 1, more than one year after the initiative was introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. The MAP Regulation was unveiled in March last year, with the aim of fast-tracking the roll-out…

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