Power

TCN frustrating Nigeria’s power sector – Discos

Aug 8, 2019

The electricity distribution companies (Discos) have accused the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) of frustrating the power sector, saying that the national grid, under the TCN, can carry only 4,557megawatts (mw). Speaking yesterday in Abuja, the Executive Director of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan, suggested that the transmission network needs to be…

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FG again suspends Kano Disco over incomplete payment

Aug 8, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Market Operator has issued a second suspension order to Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), pulling it off the electricity market for not paying the May 2019 energy invoice in full. In a publication on Wednesday, Engr. Edmund Amaobi Eje, Head of the Market Operator (MO), said the default attracted the suspension which…

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Ibadan Disco engages Ogun customers on new metering scheme

Aug 8, 2019

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has held a meeting with its various customers to sensitise them on the ongoing Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) scheme. It advised them to go through the appropriate channels to obtain meters or lodge complaints to avoid falling victims of fraudsters. IBEDC management gave the advice at its maiden town…

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Ikeja Electric partners PEP stores on bills payment

Aug 8, 2019

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has collaborated with multinational retail company, PEP Stores, to enable customers pay bills or recharge their account at designated PEP Stores across Lagos. Under the deal, post-paid and prepaid customers within IE network can pay their bills and recharge their account while doing regular shopping in PEP Stores located in Gbagada,…

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Enugu Disco says it needs N90bn to meter customers

Aug 7, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it needs N90 billion to provide prepaid meters to its customers. Speaking on estimated billing at a stakeholders dialogue on corruption organised by ActionAid Nigeria in Enugu, Chukwuemeka Ezeh, EEDC’s head of communications, said it has already provided 300,000 prepaid meters to its customers. The electricity distribution company…

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Faulty TCN 132KV lines cause of power outage in Yenagoa – PHED

Aug 7, 2019

The Customers of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital are presently experiencing a forced power outage. The outage was caused by a faulty 132kv Owerri-Yeangoa line belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The unfortunate incident occurred two days ago. However, TCN technical crew have been long dispatched to the…

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Nigeria’s power generation hovers around 2,886.1MW

Aug 7, 2019

Power generation by the electricity generation companies (Gencos) on Tuesday marginally increased from 2,672 megwatt (Mw) to 2,886.1Mw. According to the “Operational Report of 05/08/2019” the Nigerian System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) posted on its website on Tuesday, the peak generation that the companies recorded on Sunday was 4,437.6Mw. The TCN…

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Simba, Luminous introduce innovative power back up solution

Aug 7, 2019

The Simba Group, distributors of Luminous inverters in Nigeria, has introduced an innovative power backup solution in Nigeria. Managing Director of Luminous Power Technologies (India), Vipul Sabharawal, who was also the Chief Guest, said the focus was on innovation, which had always been the hallmark of luminous products across the world. Group Head of Strategy…

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Gencos say FG owes N1trn for generated power

Aug 6, 2019

As a fallout of the power deal with Siemens AG, Generation Companies of Nigeria (Gencos) has said that the Federal Government is owing them over N1 trillion for the power they have generated so far. Making this assertion in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Dr Joy Ogaji, said that out…

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Nigeria’s power transmission still weak despite TCN’s $1.63bn intervention – Gencos

Aug 6, 2019

The transmission of electricity across the country is still weak despite the interventions and claim by the Transmission Company of Nigeria that it currently has capacity to wheel over 8,000 megawatts of power, the Association of Power Generation Companies, has said. The transmission company had reportedly invested about $1.63bn recently to improve the nation’s electricity…

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