Daily Archives: October 10, 2017


Abuja DisCo to Begin Clean-up of Poorly Wired Electricity Network in FCT

Abuja DisCo to Begin Clean-up of Poorly Wired Electricity Network in FCT

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it would begin the clean-up of poorly wired communities, beginning with Gishiri village in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Oct. 9, P.M. News reports. A statement by Ahmed Shekarau, Head of Public Relations and Media of AEDC issued in Abuja on Sunday, disclosed that the exercise would be subsequently


NERC’s New Metering Options, Lifebuoy to Discos, Consumers

More than four million out of about seven million registered consumers in the 11 distribution networks in the Nigeria’s electricity market do not have meters installed at their consumption points, partly because the Discos have not invested enough to bridge the gap. Notwithstanding the challenges, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission recently said it was considering


FG Approves Sale of Three NIPP Gencos

Three electricity generation companies (Gencos) built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) would soon be sold to private investors in continuation of the 2013 NIPP privatisation that was suspended, the Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, has disclosed. The plants, which Ugbo said the resumption


TCN, Japan to Build New Power Projects

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is collaborating with the Japanese Government to build transmission facilities in the country, The Nation has learnt. The Japanese Government is specifically targeting Lagos for such investment. TCN’s Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive, Usman Gur Mohammed, told The Nation in Lagos that the firm wants to double the transmission capacity and would be doing


TCN Restores Second 330kV Jebba-Kainji, Ajaokuta-Gwagwalada Lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has successfully restored and energised the second 330KV power transmission line 1 from Jebba to Kainji, and the Ajokuta – Gwagwalada 330kV Double Circuit transmission line 11, The News reports. A statement by TCN’s General Manger, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, in Abuja on Saturday said the lines were

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Nigerian Manufacturers Self-Generate 13,223MW of Power

As persistent power outages continue to haunt industrial zones, causing production shortfalls and raising cost, Nigerian manufacturers are increasingly generating power on their own, with annual self-generating capacity in the industry put at 13,223 megawatts, Business Dayreports. The figure emerged from a survey undertaken by Adeola Adenikinju, professor of economics at the University of Ibadan, which


Siemens to Supply Gas Turbines to Proton Energy’s New Power Plant

Siemens is set to supply three SGT800 gas turbines to the Proton Energy Delta Sunrise project. The turbines will provide a combined electrical capacity of approximately 150MW to the national grid upon completion in 2020, Techpoint.NG reports. The SGT-800 gas turbine has a proven long term record of successful installations around the world and is an excellent

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