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Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn energy debt

Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) said it can now generate 922 megawatts (MW) at Kainji, Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State but that 72 billion energy invoices remains unpaid in the Nigerian Electricity Market.

TCN accuses Abuja DisCo of rejecting electricity

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has accused Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) of putting its customers in darkness by rejecting about 40 per cent of electricity wheeled to the company.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN: Manufacturers spent N246 billion on fuelling generators in two years

Against the backdrop of the worsening public power supply, new data have emerged showing that manufacturers in Nigeria spent a total of N246.38bn generating their own electricity between 2016 and 2017.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari commissions 9.5mw plant to end power shortage in Ariaria market

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday commissioned a 9.5 megawatts (MW) capacity off grid gas-fuelled power system built by a private consortium under the Energising Economies Initiative (EEI) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to supply electricity to up to 47,000 shops and small businesses operating at the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia State.

Babatunde Fashola: Nigerian electricity sector vulnerable to exchange rates

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Thursday lamented the vulnerability of Nigeria’ electricity sector declaring that it is heavily dependent on imported human resources, materials, equipment and services.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

SERAP: President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, others should scrap security votes, immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors.”

Federal government accuses DisCos, TCN of using substandard power equipment

The federal government has accused electricity distribution companies (Discos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) of using substandard equipment to execute power projects.
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc

DisCos owe NBET N108 billion in three months

Despite an increase in their collection efficiency, the remittance by electricity distribution companies to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc for the energy received by them dropped to 27.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2018 from 31.5 per cent in the previous quarter.

Group laud federal government for restoring electricity to Ondo community

A group known as Bring Back Our Light (BBOL) on Friday in Okitipupa lauded the Federal Government for restoring electricity to Ode-Aye Town in Okitipupa LGA of Ondo State, after a decade.

NERC highlights effects of epileptic power on economic growth

Momoh, stated this recently at the official lunch of Foluseke Abidemi Somolu Foundation at the University of Lagos, while delivering a lecture titled: ‘The Nigerian Power supply Question: Challenges and Solutions’ in Lagos.

Babatunde Fashola: Federal government not responsible for electricity problems

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has asked Nigerians not to blame the federal government for poor electricity supply in their homes.

BPE denies alleged expiration of Discos licences

The Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) has described a untrue, rumours that the operating licences of 11 electricity distribution companies in Nigeria have expired and needed to be renewed by the federal government.

NERC blames estimated billing on low metering

The Consumer Affairs Commissioner of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr Moses Arigu, has identified low metering as a factor responsible for estimated billing by electricity distribution companies.

NERC establishes customers complaint office in Bauchi

As part of efforts to enhance service delivery to electricity consumers in Bauchi State and its environs, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has established a Customer Complaints Forum office in Bauchi metropolis with a charge to customers who are yet to be metered despite paying in advance for their prepaid meters, to properly lodge their complaints at the commission’s forum office rather than vent their anger through violence on electricity workers.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki orders arrest of BEDC officials for removing transformer bought by community

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Monday, ordered the arrest of officials of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for allegedly removing a transformer bought and installed by members of Ihovbor Community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the State.

Federal government urged to review power contract agreements

Some stakeholders in the power sector have urged the Federal Government to review the power contracts agreement with the owners of the distribution and generation companies.

Minister appeals for improvement in electricity supply in FCT

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has appealed for improvement in the supply of electricity in the territory.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government working to checkmate failure of public enterprises

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is implementing critical reforms and privatisation policies in key sectors of the economy to address the abysmal failure of public enterprises and halt the drain on the treasury

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