Daily Archives: May 17, 2017


Kenya: Lamu Coal Power Station to Commence Construction

Kenya: Lamu Coal Power Station to Commence Construction

Kenya’s proposed coal-fired thermal power station, Lamu coal power station, is set to begin construction following the signing of a Sh206 billion ($1.9 billion) agreement between China Power Global and Amu Power. According to local radio station Kapital FM, energy cabinet secretary, Charles Keter confirmed the news. Keter described the plant as “one of the


Nigeria’s Grid Loses 2,424MW to Gas, Transmission Constraints

The Nigerian electricity grid lost 2,424 megawatts (mw) to gas, water and transmission line constraints across the Generation Companies (GenCos) last Friday.. Industry statistics revealed that 1,962mw was lost due to gas supply shortage to nine thermal GenCos; line constraint hindered the transmission of 200mw from Afam VI GenCo while the rest of the 260mw


Power Supply Increases by 11%

Nigeria’s electricity supply has risen by 11 per cent in the past one week as Electricity Generation Companies, GENCOs, Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Electricity Distribution Companies; DISCOs strive to provide adequate power to consumers. The supply which stood at 3,425 megawatts, MW a week ago has risen to 3,811Mw last Saturday as operators


Escrowing DisCos Accounts Contrary to Power Sector Reform Act, Policy—ANED

More rejections have continued to trail the planned escrowing of accounts of power distribution firms and their Gencos counterparts, but several industry experts have mounted pressure against the plan. Sunday Oduntan, Executive Director, Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED), said attempts to escrow the companies’ accounts run counter to the objectives of the National Electricity


Pre-paid Meter Customers Groan Over Electricity Network Collapses

Electricity consumers using pre-paid meters have berated the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company for its inability to rectify faults which hindered them from recharging their accounts for over two weeks. The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that network failure had left consumers with pre-paid meters to live in darkness as they were unable to recharge


Power Consumption:Customers Owe PHED N102.7bn

Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), has disclosed that customers in its area of operations are owing the company to the tune of N102.7 billion as at the month of March, 2017. In a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, recently, the Corporate Affairs Manager of the firm, Mr John Onyi, urged customers

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