Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

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Record-breaking Quarter for Renewables in the UK

Record-breaking Quarter for Renewables in the UK

The latest Electric Insights report – produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax – looked at data from January to March 2017 to assess the growing role of renewables in Britain’s electricity sector. According to the analysis, output from coal generation fell by 30 per cent compared to the same quarter in


Ondo State Youths Rally Over Power Outage

A group of youths under the aegis of Akoko concerned youths have staged a peaceful rally to condemn the neglect of Akoko areas of Ondo state by prominent indigenes of the area . Four local councils in Akoko region of the state have been experiencing blackout of electricity in the last two years. The youths


Residents Flee Ado-Ekiti Over One-Year Power Outage

Life has become miserable for residents of six communities along Igirigiri Road in Odo Ado area of Ado-Ekiti as a one-year power outage has crippled socioeconomic activities. Landlords in the communities are calling on Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to power a transformer recently repaired by the Chairman of Ado Ekiti Local Government, Ayodeji Ogunsakin,

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Addressing the Power Challenge

When in November 2013, the government of the then President Goodluck Jonathan unbundled and sold the power generating plants and 11 distribution companies from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), expectations were high that the new investors will bring the expected succour and end the lingering power outages which had plagued Nigeria, Africa’s biggest


Power Sector Begin Efforts To Tackle Energy Theft

Efforts to curb the incidence of energy theft in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is being intensified with the on going investigation of the collusion by some staff, customers and meter manufacturers to bypass meters under some of the areas covered by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company. This development along with significant progress in


Southwest States Can Generate Power, says Falana

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has said Southwest states can generate power and make it available for domestic and industrial use. He said what it would take to accomplish an independent power project in the states is “political will and commitment of their leaders.” The senior lawyer, who spoke in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, yesterday at


NASS Doubles Rural Electrification Budget to N31bn

The National Assembly has doubled the 2017 budget proposal of the National Rural Electrification Agency, NREA, raising the executive expenditure proposal for the agency from N16,137,871,005 to N31,044,204551 as contained in the Appropriation Bill passed last Thursday. The legislature also partially increased the N40 billion proposed in the budget by the Transmission Company of Nigeria,

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