Daily Archives: May 18, 2017


On the Forgotten Side of Electricity Policy

On the Forgotten Side of Electricity Policy

How much electricity does Nigeria generate? The popular answer to that question is typically a very low number, much lower than South Africa for instance. According to the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, 83,665GW was generated and distributed via the grid on Tuesday the 9th of May, equivalent to a capacity of about 3486GWh. This compared


North East: Reps Want Electricity Restored

The House of Representatives has urged Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to, as a matter of urgency, restore electricity supply to communities liberated from insurgency in the North-East. The lawmakers particularly asked the ministry to give priority to Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas of Adamawa. This was sequel to a motion by


Allow States to Generate, Distribute Power, Says Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has called for a review of the law on power generation in the country, so that states would be allowed to generate and distribute electricity. The governor who spoke yesterday while opening the 2017 Law Week of Sokoto State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said the existing

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Group Blame DisCos for Energy Theft

A group, Citizens Access to Electricity Initiatives (CATEIN) on Wednesday blamed the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for encouraging theft of energy among consumers. Mr Abdul-Rasak Fashola, National Coordinator of CATEIN, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He spoke against the backdrop of complaints that DisCos were

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Planned 20,000 MW of Power is Inadequate

The Federal Government‘s  20,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity target is too small for the country, Green Elec Chief Executive Officer,  Mr. Marcel Hochet, has  said. He said the government should rather focus on achieving 40,000Mw to meet its energy need. Green Elec is a solar energy solution firm with offices in Nigeria and France. In


There is Supply-Demand Imbalance in the Nigeria’s Power Market

Chairman, Clean Energy Groups, comprising Cummins Power Generation Nigeria and Powergas Africa, Deepak Khilnani, spoke with Raheem Akingbolu on the power sector challenges and his group’s strategy to help improve electricity supply. Excerpts: What is your general assessment of Nigeria’s power market and regulation in relation to the current economic realities in the country today?

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