Power

FG sets agenda for power sector advisory group

Feb 2, 2014

As part of effort to ensure effective checks and balances in the nation’s fledging electricity industry, the federal government has inaugurated a power sector Civil Society Organisations (CSO) advisory group. This is coming as General Electric (GE) is investing $350 million into the sector to ensure the provision of 100 per cent renewable energy to…

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FG may ban importation of power generators

Jan 31, 2014

The federal government may be considering the ban on importation of power generators as part of effort to provide a veritable ground for the growth of the nation’s fledging electricity market and ensure steady power supply  to Nigerians. This comes as President Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the National Council on Power (NCP), with a mandate…

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Current power outages’ll last for two weeks – FG

Jan 31, 2014

The Federal Government has said that the near total blackout being currently experienced in most parts of the country will take the next two weeks to be resolved. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at the 6th Power Summit/Civil Society Organisations Forum. The electricity supply situation worsened in…

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Transcorp, GE partner to improve power generation

Jan 31, 2014

Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited, the subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, and General Electric have signed an agreement to expand the capacity of the Ughelli power plant by 1,000 megawatts over the next three to five years. Both parties have also signed a separate agreement to rehabilitate the damaged GT 15 turbine at the…

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Electricity consumers owe N41.5bn to KEDC

Jan 31, 2014

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) said the consumers owed the company N41.5 billion electricity bills. The KEDC Managing Director, Malam Mohammed Idris, said that N40 billion was owed by the consumers in 2013, while N1.5 billion had accrued as debts from Jan. 1 to date. Idris told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

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‘Nigeria needs 5 years to achieve stable power supply’

Jan 31, 2014

The Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Group, Mr. Tonye Cole Thursday said that it would take the country about five years to experience uninterrupted electricity supply. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Cole to have made this remark in a statement in Lagos. Cole also said there are areas that needed to be improved…

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Abuja Disco dissociates self from illegal electricity activities

Jan 29, 2014

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, now owned by KANN Consortium, a private investor has dissociated itself from illegal activities being carried out in its service area. A statement issued yesterday by the management said, the attention of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has been drawn to some illegal activities perpetrated by some unscrupulous individuals, extorting…

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NERC partners Brazil on electricity sector regulation

Jan 29, 2014

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has entered into an agreement with Agencia Nacional de Energia Electrica, ANEEL, of Brazil, to co-operate on information exchange and general electricity sector. NERC Head, Media, Maryam Yaya Abubakar, said in a statement, that the collaboration dates back to 2011 when the National Electrical Energy Agency under the special…

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NDDC considers intervention in power sector

Jan 29, 2014

The Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw, has said plans are underway for the commission to intervene in the troubled power sector in order to guarantee a steady supply of electricity. Ewa-Henshaw gave this hint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, during the 15th foundation lecture of Prof. Bassey Andah, which had…

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Anambra flags-off fourth phase of transformers distribution

Jan 29, 2014

Anambra State Government yesterday, flagged-off the distribution of 200 transformers to the 177 communities in the state. Performing the ceremony at the Government House, Awka, Governor Peter Obi, said the exercise brings the number of transformers distributed to communities close 1000 pieces, just as he advised communities that have not benefitted to quickly write to…

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