Power

FG records 8,686.6mw increase in power generation in December

Jan 10, 2019

The Federal Government recorded an increase of 8,686.6 megawatts (MW) in power generation in December 2018, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) transmitted 125,346.4mw as against 116,659.8mw in November 2018. The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a section of the TCN, indicated that 125,346.4mw was generated…

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Kaduna Electric, Siemens partner on power sector roadmap

Jan 10, 2019

Pursuant to the drive to actualise the National Electrification Road Map submitted to the Federal Government by Siemens, the Management of Kaduna Electric and Siemens have commenced bilateral talks aimed at forging a strategic partnership and generating credible data that will be used to develop practical creative solutions within the franchise of the power company.…

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Kano state govt set to establish electricity firm

Jan 10, 2019

The Kano State Government is set to establish the Kano State Bulk Electricity Trading Company, under the Qua Iboe Power Plant project. The move was conceptualised following an agreement by the Federal Government, through the Transmission Company of Nigeria, to deliver the required amount of power to the state, after the completion of the power…

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CCETC-Ossiomo 55MW transmission equipment on way from China – Obaseki

Jan 10, 2019

Barely a week after Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki visited the site that will host the 55 Megawatts CCETC-Ossiomo Power plant in Ologbo, near Benin City, the governor on Wednesday said that transmission equipment; transformers, cables, supply lines amongst others, have sailed out of China, and are heading to Edo State. According to Obaseki,…

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Nigeria generates less than 10% of her electricity needs – Country Manager, D.Light

Jan 10, 2019

Ojo, Ayodele Anthony, the Country Manager, D.light, a global solution energy company and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions to people in the developing world, in a recent interview with Vanguard, highlighted the electricity deficiency in Nigeria and the need to embrace renewable energy. Ojo said; “In Nigeria, about 45 per cent of the population…

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TCN adds 120MVA capacity to power grids at Benin, Onitsha

Jan 9, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has installed two 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers in its Benin and Onitsha (Anambra) Transmission Substations. The Benin 60MVA transformer supplies bulk electricity to Benin Electricity Distribution Company’s (BEDC) load centres, while that of Onitsha Substation was energized recently. The General Manager, Public Affairs’ spokesman of TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah,…

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Egbin, Shiroro see plunge in power generation output

Jan 9, 2019

The nation’s biggest power station, Egbin, and one of the three hydropower plants, Shiroro, have recorded significant declines in their output. Six of the nation’s 27 power plants were idle on Monday, according to industry data obtained from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Total generation capacity of 817 magawatts was unutilised that day…

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Nigeria’s power sector recorded 12 system collapses in 2018

Jan 9, 2019

Nigeria’s electricity sector recorded a total of 12 system collapses in 2018. A report obtained from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, PWH, showed that the nation witnessed six total system collapses in the first quarter of 2018, while second, third and fourth quarters recorded two, three and one system collapses in the second,…

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Gencos accuse NERC of crippling power sector, favouring Discos

Jan 9, 2019

Executive Secretary of the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Dr. Joy Ogaji, yesterday in Abuja said the investment made by operators, especially power generation firms, was under threat. This, she, said was due to a regulation introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to favour electricity distribution companies (DisCos). She cited a publication…

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KEDCO explains power supply shortages in franchise area

Jan 9, 2019

The management of Kano electricity Distribution Company has explained that the reason for the shortage of power supply to its franchise area recently is as a result of loss of one 150MVA transformer at Kumbotoso Transmission Station in Kano. In a statement issued by the firm’s Head of Corporate Communications Sani Bala Sani, it stated…

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