Power

NDPHC begins power recommissioning test in Ondo South

Sep 16, 2019

Hope that electricity would soon be restored to residents of the over 2000 communities in Ondo South Senatorial District has risen as the federal government has started the recommissioning test of the massive electricity projects in the area after years of disconnection from the national grid. The Executive Director of Engineering and Technical Services, at…

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Power Minister assures Nigerians of stable electricity supply

Sep 16, 2019

The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians before the end of its tenure. Mamman said the completion of all major power projects in the country would bring about stable and quality electricity supply. He gave the assurance after the inspection of…

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Power Discos’ collection efficiency drops despite tariff hike

Sep 16, 2019

The collection efficiency of power distribution companies witnessed a drop in the first quarter of the year despite an increase in the total billing to electricity consumers by the power firms. In the first quarter, the electricity bill to customers by the 11 power distributors rose to N182.8bn, but the Discos only recorded an aggregate…

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Eko Disco recorded highest remittance efficiency in Q1 – NERC

Sep 16, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on says Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) recorded the highest remittance efficiency of 43 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. The first-quarter report was obtained on Sunday by newsmen in Lagos from the website of NERC, which is the regulator of the industry. NERC also said that…

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Gencos release 3,633MW of electricity to national grid

Sep 13, 2019

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,633 megawatts of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday. The figure as contained in a daily energy report compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. The…

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Niger, Benin Republics owe Nigeria N15.5bn in electricity bills

Sep 13, 2019

Niger and Benin Republics — two of the international customers Nigeria supplies electricity to daily — are yet to pay the country about N15.5 billion for electricity supplied to them in parts of 2018 and early 2019, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has disclosed. The NERC said in its first quarter (Q1) 2019 report…

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BEDC turns out 134 trainees to improve power service delivery

Sep 13, 2019

BEDC Electricity Plc. (BEDC) has turned out another set of 60 Graduate Trainees and 74 Technician Trainees for its 2018/19 edition in its quest at improving service delivery to customers and bridging skills gap in the power sector. It also announced takeoff locations for the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme in Delta state. Mrs. Funke…

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Discos Q1 revenue collection hits N116.9bn

Sep 13, 2019

The 11 dictribution companies (DisCos) collected N116.9billion from customers out of the total bill of N182.8billion in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, it was learnt on Thursday. Despite the increase in the amount of energy received by DisCos and a higher billing efficiency recorded relative to the preceding quarter, there is a 0.5per…

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Gencos give reasons why they may not invest in new generation capacity

Sep 13, 2019

The power generation companies (Gencos) have given reasons why they may likely hold back on fresh investments in growing power production capacity in the sector. The Gencos said through their umbrella trade union – the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), that current market conditions where their declared generation capacities are ignored and also unpaid…

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Consumers paid N233bn in 6 months – Discos

Sep 12, 2019

The total revenue collected by power distribution companies in the country rose to N233.5bn in the first half of this year from N218.4bn in the same period last year. The Discos’ revenue collection stood at N118.9bn in the second quarter, up from N114.6bn in Q1, the latest data obtained from the Association of National Electricity…

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