Power

Abuja Disco overhauls staff, to fix damaged power lines

May 7, 2014

The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has confirmed the appointment of about 183 staff in its headquarters in Abuja city centre, assuring that it will quickly fix faults along its power lines. The appointment of the 183 staff was conveyed in a circular seen by Daily Trust on Tuesday at its headquarters, while…

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Technical hitches delay commissioning of Geometric Power station

May 7, 2014

Technical issues arising from the different design of gas pipelines of Geometric and Shell Nigeria have been identified as a major reason delaying the commissioning of Geometric Power Station, seven months after completion of a gas pipeline, investigation by Daily Independent has showed. The Independent Power Project (IPP) located in Aba, the commercial hub of…

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KEDCO assures of enhanced service delivery

May 7, 2014

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has assured its consumers of enhanced service delivery by the rehabilitation of its service facilities. The Chairman Board of Directors of KEDCO, Alhaji Tajudeen Aminu Dantata, disclosed this yesterday at KEDCO stakeholders’ workshop. He said the main goal of the company was to enhance service delivery. “KEDCO is fully…

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Why power shortage persists — NERC

May 7, 2014

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has clarified why industries and homes in the country are still having acute power shortage  more than six months after government handed over to new investors in the power sector. Dr. Sam Amadi, Chairman of the Commission, while addressing the business community under the aegis of the Nigerian-Danish Chamber…

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FG promises to generate 7,000 MW of power before end of the year

May 7, 2014

In order to improve electricity supply in the country, the federal government has promised to generate 7,000 Mega Watt of electricity before the end of the year, Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has disclosed. This is as the Ministry of Power launched its pilot scheme of community protection against power and installations vandalism…

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FG, new power investors miss post-privatisation targets

May 7, 2014

Exactly six months after private investors took over the assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the federal government and the new owners have failed to meet the post-privatisation targets, resulting in revenue shortfalls occasioned by the shortage of gas to generate electricity, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY gathered that with the federal…

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Electricity unions to protest casualisation

May 6, 2014

Five days after the expiration of the April 30 deadline given workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) by the new power firms, Organised Labour under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), said it would protest any move…

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SEPLAT to boost power supply with $300m gas plant

May 6, 2014

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has announced the signing of a major $300m gas sale and supply contract which will leverage the NPDC/ Seplat JV’s investment in the gas domestication business and ultimately boost electricity supply in the country. Seplat’s Oben Gas Plant will supply the Azura-Edo IPP with the project’s fuel gas requirements. This…

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Schneider Electric, Mikano partner on low voltage solutions

May 6, 2014

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, and Mikano International Limited will tomorrow officially announce and present the partnership agreement on the full portfolio on low voltage electrical distribution for Schneider Electric. The signing and presentation will take place at a special event scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Eko Hotel ad Suites, Lagos.…

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FG, Azura sign $1bn deal for IPP in Edo State

May 6, 2014

The Federal Government and Azura Power Holdings Limited Monday signed a $1 billion-financing deal for the flagship 450 megawatt Azura-Edo Independent Power Project (IPP) which is located Edo State. The project also involves a $300 million investment which is being made by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc in new gas processing facilities at its Oben…

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