Power

Power supply fully restored to Nsukka, environs – EEDC

Aug 29, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has fully restored electricity supply to Nsukka axis and its environs after a week-long black-out. The Head of Communications of EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday. “As a palliative measure, we immediately commenced the transfer of…

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Faulty 132kv transmission lines caused outage in Uyo – PHED

Aug 29, 2019

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, wishes to inform its valued customers and indeed members of public that the current outage being experienced in Uyo,the Akwa Ibom state capital and Eket is due to a faulty 132kv line belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. However, the technical crew from the TCN is…

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Chinese firms currently handling $47bn Nigerian power, other projects

Aug 29, 2019

At least 22 major infrastructural projects worth over $47bn have been linked to Chinese firms as China continues to support its companies to win prime contracts in Nigeria to maintain a foothold on the nation’s economy. The projects cut across vital sectors of the nation’s economy such as power, rail, road, aviation and communications. Investigations…

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Nigeria has 700,000 faulty power transformers – NEMSA

Aug 29, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), has stated that there are well over 700,000 bad transformers that are littering the country. Mr Peter Ewesor, the Managing Director of NEMSA, who disclosed this during a facility tour to transformer repairs and testing workshop at Ijora in Lagos, said the development was due to lack  of workshop…

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Ikeja Electric clarifies power agreement with Magodo residents

Aug 29, 2019

Ikeja Electric Plc has said the power purchase agreement signed with the Magodo Residents Association has been duly executed. The Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr Felix Ofulue, said in a statement that the power firm’s attention had been drawn to a negative publication in the media regarding the power supply agreement. He noted that…

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Discos fail to comply with guarantee payments 4 weeks after suspension

Aug 29, 2019

Customers owe us N10bn – KEDCO Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) is stuck on its inability to post N484.5 million to meet its N1.215 billion Letter of Credit (LC) guarantee requirement to pay for ancillary energy services in the electricity market since July 2019. Daily Trust reports that the Distribution Company (DisCo) was suspended from…

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Enugu Disco commissions new 11kv feeder for Ebonyi

Aug 28, 2019

The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), yesterday commissioned a new 11KV feeder in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State. The newly constructed feeder, which is known as Azuiyiokwu II, has a route length of 1.3kilometers, and costs EEDC a whooping sum of N8.7 Million to execute. The Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made…

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Absence of TCN Board stalls $258m power projects

Aug 28, 2019

The absence of board for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has stalled the approval of $258million JICA loan for the implementation of the payment for material and equipment for the Apapa and Akamgba substation in Lagos. It was learnt that the Federal Ministry of Power has urged the new Minister of Power, Engr. Mamman Sale…

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Nigeria’s electricity tariffs grow threefold in 4 years

Aug 28, 2019

Electricity tariffs have increased by more than 300 per cent in the last four years, investigation has shown. Although the government has always predicated increases in tariffs on the need for appropriate cost for better service delivery to the citizens, consumers continue to rue poor services. Within the period of time, electricity generation has remained…

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NERC to approve capping of estimated billing by Discos

Aug 28, 2019

Electricity consumers who may not be able to access meters now have cause to smile as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said it would soon approve the capping of electricity tariff for those who may not be metered in the meantime even as it encourages metered customers to learn to use energy efficient appliances…

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