Daily Archives: April 24, 2017


S.Africa: Electrification Programme Making Tracks

S.Africa: Electrification Programme Making Tracks

In South Africa, Johannesburg’s Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has to date electrified 9,943 households in five informal settlements as part of its five-year electrification programme. According to Ekurhuleni executive mayor, Mzwandile Masina, the R2.4 billion ($150 million) programme for electricity in informal settlements across Ekurhuleni will be completed by the end of this financial year. Engineering

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NERC, NEMSA Investigate Calabar Electricity Accident

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency (NEMSA) have been directed to investigate the accident in Calabar which led to the death of about seven persons, with many injured. The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing issued a statement, Friday and mandated the two agencies to work with


FG, Power Investors’ Rift Deepens

The controversy between the federal government and the power investors over the obvious failure of both parties to meet the terms of the privatisation agreement has deepened with the recent opposition of the distribution companies to the government’s plan to escrow their accounts. Ejiofor Alike reports The 11 electricity distribution companies in the country recently


Fashola, Stakeholders: Entering a New Cycle

As the monthly meeting between the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and operators in Nigeria’s electricity industry enters another cycle, having completed its first year, Chineme Okafor examines the discussions at the last two meetings in Ughelli and Osogbo Base Transceiver Station (BTS), commonly referred to as base station, is a

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