Power

NERC caps estimated billing, issues April 30th deadline for metering

Feb 25, 2020

Worried about the low level of prepaid meters deployment to electricity consumers, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has capped the amount, otherwise known as estimated bills that distribution companies can charge unmetered consumers. According to an order repealing existing billing regulations of 2012, NERC expressed concern that just over 10 million electricity consumers have…

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GenCos body APGC faults NERC for N1.7tr shortfall funding plan

Feb 24, 2020

The electricity generation companies (GenCos) Monday raised the alarm over the Federal Government’s failure to make plans on how to fund the N1.7trillion shortfall in either the annual budget or in the 2015 Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO). Speaking for the generator firms in a statement Monday under the umbrella of Association of Power Generation…

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Kebbi Govt. partners UNIDO for independent power supply through hydro

Feb 24, 2020

The Kebbi State Government in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has step-up efforts for an independent power supply for the state through hydro-electric source. This is contained in a statement by Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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Ibadan Disco blames fire incident for poor power supply to South-West

Feb 24, 2020

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company on Saturday said fire incident that affected a sub-station of Transmission Company of Nigeria in Ayede, earlier in the month, caused poor power supply to some parts of Osun, Oyo and Ogun states. The company in a statement by its Acting Chief Technical Officer, Engr. Felix Abiodun, then…

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NERC commences consultation on new electricity tariff

Feb 24, 2020

Ahead of the April target for the likely introduction of new electricity tariffs, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has started nationwide consultations. According to a notice by the Chairman of the NERC, Prof. James Momoh, the consultations will hold from February 25 to March 11 in 12 locations nationwide. He said the NERC has…

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Tariff review will lead to improved service delivery – Kano Disco

Feb 22, 2020

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has okayed the new tariff review, saying it will enhance the company’s capacity towards improved service delivery across its franchise area. In a statement signed by the company’s head of Corporate Communications, Ibrahim Shawai, the management said it was endorsing the review because it is for the…

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Discos vow to stop any takeover by Siemens

Feb 21, 2020

Electricity distribution companies (Discos) have vowed to resist any attempt to hand over their distribution assets to German engineering conglomerate, Siemens. Reacting to Wednesday’s threat by the federal government to cede the electricity value chain to the German company, the Discos, under the auspices of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), told THISDAY Thursday…

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Minister says FG has no intention to hand over DisCos to Siemens

Feb 21, 2020

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, yesterday said no proposal had been made by the Federal Government to handover the power distribution companies (DisCos) nationwide to Siemens. Mamman had been quoted saying the Federal Government had submitted a proposal to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) seeking to transfer the power firms to the German company.…

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Gas shortages hit Nigeria’s power plants

Feb 21, 2020

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said that they could not generate 3,347.5 megawatts of electricity on Wednesday due to unavailability of gas. This information was made known in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President. The report also noted that 220 megawatts of electricity…

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Kano, Jigawa, Katsina electricity consumers owe KEDCO N20bn

Feb 21, 2020

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) said rogue electricity consumers in Jigawa, Kano and Katsina owe N20billion, in unpaid bills since 2013. Dr Mahmud Abubakar, Team Leader, Strategy Group, KEDCO, disclosed this in Katsina on Thursday while presenting a paper at a “Public Consultation on Extraordinary Tariff Review of the Multi-year Order”. He said only…

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