Power

NERC intensifies efforts to stop estimated billing

Jun 5, 2019

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has assured consumers that pre-paid meters would be made available to all within the next two years. The Commission said the supply of pre-paid meters has been deregulated as investors have been empowered by law to supply meters to customers. In the interim, NERC said there is a bill…

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GenCos released 3,919MW of electricity on June 3 — Report

Jun 5, 2019

Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations released an average of 3, 919 MegaWatts (MW) of power into the national grid on Monday, a daily energy report has said. The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria…

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Nigeria’s power generation drops by 1,507.3MW as grid collapse continues

Jun 4, 2019

The total quantum of electricity generated on the Nigeria’s power grid fell by 1,507.3 megawatts, dropping from a peak of 4,845.4MW to 3,338.1MW, the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has revealed. Aside from the recent drop in power generation, which occurred between Wednesday and Thursday, it was also observed…

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NEMSA concerned over substandard transformers installed by Discos

Jun 4, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, has raised concern over the high number of substandard transformers that were installed across the country by electricity distribution companies. Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, CEO, NEMSA, Peter Ewesor, raised the alarm while interacting with journalists shortly after inspection of the National Meter Testing Station the agency undertaken…

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Nigeria has at least 20m houses without electricity – ECN

Jun 3, 2019

The Energy Commission of Nigeria has said that no fewer than 20 million Houses lacked access to electricity. This was disclosed by the commission’s DG Prof. Eli Jidere after a two-day expert workshop review. Energy Commission of Nigeria, ECN, has revealed that no fewer than 20 million houses across the country are yet to have…

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NERC vows to close 5.046m meter gap in 3 years

Jun 3, 2019

With the launch of Meter Assets Providers (MAP), Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), prof. James Momoh has vowed to close the 5.046 million metering gap within three years. Speaking in Lagos at the graduation of 38 first set of meter installers from MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company (MEMMCOL) School, he noted that…

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Enugu Disco commences MAP programme, releases guidelines for metering

Jun 2, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), on Sunday announced that it has commenced Meter Asset Provider (MAP) program. It called on its customers to take advantage of the initiative and get metered within 10 days of paying for the meter. The development, it is believed, will close up the metering gap which has been a…

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Discos blame low capital expenditure allowance for weak network

May 31, 2019

The capital expenditure allowance approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for electricity distributors is said to be too low and has been limiting the ability of the firms to efficiently expand their networks, as demanded by consumers and other operators in the value chain. According to power distributors, it would be tough for Discos…

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Eko Disco seals deal with meter asset providers

May 31, 2019

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Meter Asset Providers (MAP), to reduce the metering gap within its distribution network. The agreement was in compliance with the new MAP regulation. It requires all electricity distribution licensees within the country to engage MAPs, in a move aimed at bridging…

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Technical committee approves N124.3bn bids for Afam Power, Yola Disco

May 31, 2019

The Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation has approved N124.3bn bids for Afam Power Plc and Yola Electricity Distribution Company, investigation has shown. At the financial bids opening for the two power companies in April, Transcorp Power Consortium emerged the bid winner for 100 per cent equity in Afam Power Plc, with an…

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