Power

Bauchi power plant to run on fuel supply from Niger, Chad

Jun 25, 2013

The yet-to-be constructed 180 megawatts (MW)-capacity Bauchi independent thermal power plant is expected to source its fuel from neighbouring Niger Republic and Chad. Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda who made the disclosure in an interview with the THISDAY Board of Editors in Abuja explained that the state’s proximity to the two countries, which is…

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Nigerians to experience more power cuts

Jun 25, 2013

Nigerians will continue to contend with erratic power supply for the time being as gas shortage, caused by pipeline vandalism, continues to hamper power generation at the different thermal plants in the country. Power generation had dropped by 1,598 megawatts on Sunday as eight electricity generating stations were hit by gas shortage caused by vandalism…

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43,400 PHCN workers cleared for payment of severance entitlement

Jun 24, 2013

No fewer than 43,400 workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) are eligible for severance benefit, the Ministry of Power has said. The Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister of Power, Mrs. Kande Daniel, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday. “The committee, headed by…

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Consumers groan as power supply worsens

Jun 21, 2013

Electricity consumers have condemned the worsening power situation in the country and blamed the Power Holding Company of Nigeria for gross inefficiency. They lamented that power supply had become poorer in recent times and warned that the situation was no longer acceptable, especially as they were still being forced to pay ‘crazy bills’ by PHCN.…

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Investors to take over NDPHC plants by June 2014

Jun 21, 2013

Successful investors will take over the 10 National Integrated Power Plants in June 2014, the Bureau of Public Enterprises has said. The Director-General, BPE, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, said this to prospective investors at a roadshow in Hong Kong, according to a statement on Thursday by the Head of Public Communication at the privatisation agency, Mr.…

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FG approves N706.9m for Jebba power plant rehabilitation

Jun 21, 2013

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the procurement of N706.9m tools for the rehabilitation of one of the six units of the Jebba Hydro Electric Plant in Kwara State. The rehabilitation of the entire plant will gulp about N3.9bn that will be provided by the Japanese government through a grant to Nigeria. The Minister…

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BPE to announce NIPP power plants’ bidders in August

Jun 20, 2013

The shortlist of bidders that will be allowed to proceed with the process of buying into 10 electricity firms will emerge on August 8, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said. Dikki said this in a presentation to prospective investors in Hong Kong at a roadshow jointly organised by the Niger…

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FG inaugurates GE’s $1bn power facility in Cross River

Jun 19, 2013

The Federal Government, Tuesday, flagged-off the construction of the General Electric’s (GE’s) $1 billion (about N160 billion) multi-model power manufacturing and services facility in Calabar, Cross River State. Specifically, the investment, which involved $250 million capital expenditure and over $800 million incremental spending on local sourcing of goods and services, would create 2,300 jobs and…

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NIPPs will double power generation by 2014 – NERC

Jun 19, 2013

Power generation in the country will double by the first quarter of 2014 when the 10 National Integrated Power Projects become operational, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said. NERC said all NIPP stations would soon be connected to the national grid to boost power generation in the country from just above 4,000 megawatts to…

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Nnaji’s power generating firm begins operation in Aba

Jun 19, 2013

A power generating firm, Geometric Power System, owned by former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji will begin generation and distribution of power in Aba next month. Prof. Barth Nnaji, who is also served as Chairman of the firm said, necessary arrangements have been concluded for the power company to take off. Nnaji explained that…

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