Power

Boko Haram forces TCN to cut off Maiduguri from power grid

Jan 20, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday disclosed that Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State has been cut off from electricity supply from the national grid. TCN in a statement from its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah explained that supply to Maiduguri and its environs were cut off because the insurgent group, Boko…

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Stakeholders concerned as BPE delays Discos’ performance review

Jan 18, 2020

Electricity consumers and other stakeholders have expressed concerns over the delay by the Bureau of Public Enterprises to review the performance of the distribution companies in the country. During the privatisation of the generation and distribution companies carved out of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria in November 2013, the Federal Government sold 60…

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Power restored following system collapse – TCN

Jan 17, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the national gird has been fully restored after the system collapse which occurred at about 16.15 hours on Thursday, while the grid was recovering from an earlier partial system disturbance. Full restoration of the grid was achieved at about 2:19 am, on Friday, said the General…

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TCN confirms first collapse of national grid in 2020

Jan 16, 2020

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page. “There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country. “As at 1:10 p.m, supply was…

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Community in Akwa Ibom shuts Ibom Power Company

Jan 16, 2020

Ibom Power Company that generates about 191 megawatts has been shut down by the host community, Ikpa Ibekwe in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The community shut down the power plant for denying the area electricity since the company started producing power in 2010. The protesters in their thousands, comprising youths,…

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Reps call on NERC to suspend electricity tariff hike

Jan 15, 2020

The House of Representatives Committee on Power has asked the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the planned increase in electricity tariff. The committee chairman, Aliyu Magaji, at a meeting Tuesday said that the upward review should be suspended pending proper consultations on the matter NERC had earlier announced the review of the electricity…

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Nigerian homes with improved electricity supply rises to 37% – NOIPolls

Jan 15, 2020

The proportion of Nigerian households that experienced better power supply increased to 37 percent in fourth quarter  of last year (Q4’19) from 36 percent in Q3’19, according to the poll released by NOIPolls. In a statement sent to  Vanguard, NOIPolls stated: “A quarterly trend analysis of power supply in 2019 shows that the highest improvement…

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TCN energizes 100MVA transformer at Ogba sub-station in Lagos

Jan 14, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has energized a brand new 100MVA 132/33 kilovolt (kV) power transformer installed at the Ogba Transmission Substation in Lagos State. A statement by the spokesperson of TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, said the energized transformer, which was installed under the supervision of TCN’s engineers, has increased the capacity of the…

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Kaduna Electric inaugurates special prosecution task force to tackle energy theft

Jan 14, 2020

As part of measures to crackdown on individuals and organisations who engages in energy theft and meter bypass within its franchise states, Kaduna Electric has inaugurated a special investigation and prosecution taskforce on electricity offences that will assist in fighting the menace. The Task Force, comprises officials from the attorney general and minister of Justice’s…

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FG reviews transmission tariff, offers to subsidize gap

Jan 14, 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday disclosed that the Federal Government will, in the interim, subsidise the excess of the cost of reflective tariff and the actual payment from the end-users. This was contained in the order No. NERC/GL/195/2019, that was titled: “Before the NERC in the matter of the 2019 minor review…

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