Monthly Archives: May 2017


BREAKING!! TCN Assures GenCos of 6,000MW

BREAKING!! TCN Assures GenCos of 6,000MW

Following the recent permission for eligible customers to buy electricity directly from the electricity generation companies ( Gencos), the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has assured the power producers of the capacity to transmit 6,000Mega Watts ((MW). The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Barrister Joy Ogaji, made this disclosure to journalists in


Expect Surprises in Power Supply Growth, Fashola Tells Nigerians

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has promised Nigerians positive surprises in the efforts being made by the federal government to ensure stable power supply in the country. He said the ministry had enunciated a couple of policies and actions under the power sector recovery programme which is part of the


Africa Needs Innovation, Says AfDB President

Africa needs innovation,” said Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the G7 Summit in Italy this month. Emphasising this as crucial for access to energy, the President noted that 645 million Africans do not have access to electricity. “Africa cannot develop in the dark. Africa needs an energy revolution,” he said.

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Kaduna Electric Seeks El-Rufai’s Intervention Over Erection of Structures Close to Power Lines

The Management of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electric Distribution Company, has sought the intervention of states government in the Company’s operational jurisdiction to curb the menace of erection of structures under power line and encroachment on right of way in order to avert electrical accidents reminiscent of the recent electrocution of football fans


Okowa Says N200bn Delta IPP Project may Remain Uncompleted

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, said the Independent Power Plant (IPP), project in Oghara would gulp over N200 billion, adding that the project might not be completed in his tenure due to present economic realities,. Speaking during a town hall meeting with the people of Ethiope West and Sapele Local Government areas in


Adamawa to Partner NNPC on Biofuel Project

The Adamawa State Government is to partner with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) on the Mayine Sugar Investment project for the production of biofuel and ethanol. The State Commissioner for Commerce, Alhaji Umar Daware, made this known in an interview on Thursday in Yola. “We have opened discussion with NNPC on the need to


CREN Urges FG to Provide Policy Framework, Concessions for Renewable Energy Sector

The Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) has advocated for the deployment of a clear cut policy framework and concessions from the federal government for Nigeria’s burgeoning renewable energy sector. The President, CREN, Mrs. Anita Okuribido, during the council’s induction ceremony in Lagos, said the country has gone far in renewable energy technologies, but stressed


Electricity Workers to Resume Picketing of PHEDC

Electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, have vowed to shut down facilities and offices of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, over unresolved labour issues. The electricity union also said its officials were expecting to meet with the Federal Ministry of Labour on May 25, which will determine

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