Abuja Disco sanctioned by NERC over excess billing of customers

Jun 17, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), yesterday, ordered the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to refund excess monies from overbilling between the months of October and December 2014 to its customers, Vanguard reports. NERC, in a statement in Abuja, directed AEDC, to with immediate effect from the date of this Order, commence the refund through…

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Nnaji blames Jonathan’s administration for dispute with Interstate Electrics, warns against ending Manitoba’s TCN contract

Jun 17, 2015

Prof. Bart Nnaji, a former Minister of Power and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, has blamed the lingering dispute between his company and Interstate Electrics Limited over the exclusive right to distribute power to the ring-fenced residential and commercial consumers at Aba, Abia State, on the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, This…

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NERC to revoke all non-performing licences

Jun 16, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has threatened to revoke non-performing licenses  from among the 134 it has so far issued, The Nation reports. Its Commissioner of Engineering, Abbah Ibrahim, who lamented that most of the licenses have been dormant said they have not gone beyond the stage of  issuance. He spoke after the presentation…

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FG issues generation licenses for solar, gas plants

Jun 16, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday issued four licences that will generate about 774 megawatts (mw) electricity using solar and gas, Daily Trust reports. NERC handed the licences to the four beneficiaries including Pan Africa Solar Limited which ought to build 24mw solar plant at Kankia in Katsina state while Nigeria Solar Capital Partners…

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NERC sets up regulatory task force on embedded power

Jun 16, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has in its new drive to encourage Discos to embrace embedded off-grid electricity to augment their on-grid supplies, set up a special regulatory taskforce that will help Discos procure embedded power quickly from identified sources, This Day reports. The Chairman NERC, Sam Amadi said recently: “We are working hard on…

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NERC to approve use of Egbin power plant’s sixth unit

Jun 16, 2015

The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi has disclosed that the agency is to sort out its approval for Egbin Power Plant to access gas to fire its sixth unit that can generate additional 220 megawatts (MW) of electricity, This Day reports. “This week we are finalising approval for Egbin Power Plant…

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Power generation to hit 4,200MW soon – NERC

Jun 15, 2015

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that electricity generation may rise to 4,200 megawatts (mw) by the end of June, Daily Trust reports. Speaking in an interview, NERC Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi, said the power situation will improve from the current 3,600mw with the recent promise of more gas supply from the Nigerian…

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Discos, customers negotiate review of electricity tariffs

Jun 15, 2015

Distribution Companies (Discos) and electricity consumers have commenced negotiations for a review of electricity tariffs, leading to a major likelihood that a hike in tariffs will take effect next month, This Day reports. The new tariffs will, however, be subject to the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). NERC had in April 2015 authorized…

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Court reinstates order preventing NERC from electricity tariff increase

Jun 12, 2015

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday reinstated its earlier order restraining the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing the new electricity tariff scheduled to come to effect on June 1, 2015, Leadership reports. Justice Mohammed Idris, who renewed the order, had in a ruling on an ex-parte application filed by a Lagos lawyer,…

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Eko Disco concludes plans for 474MW of embedded power

Jun 11, 2015

Eko Electricity Distribution Plc has concluded plans to acquire up to 474 megawatts of power directly into its network in an unprecedented embedded power generation initiative, The Punch reports. This move, the firm said in a statement on Wednesday, would more than double its current allocation from the national grid. The embedded generation programme involves the…

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