Daily Archives: December 5, 2017


Should Electricity Tariff Increase Precede Prepaid Meters?

Should Electricity Tariff Increase Precede Prepaid Meters?

While the argument for cost-reflective tariffs by power firms rages on, the demand for prepaid meters is growing stronger with many electricity consumers groaning overestimated billing, Femi Asu reports The issue of electricity tariff has, over the past few months, been a subject of debate among stakeholders in the nation’s power sector, whose privatization recently entered its


NEMSA Sets up Task Force to Monitor Electricity Network

Managing director of the Nigerian Electricity Management Safety Agency (NEMSA), Engr Peter Ewesor has disclosed that the agency has concluded plans to set up a task force with the mandate of overseeing electrical networks and installations around the country to detect unsafe ones and act as appropriate, Leadership reports. Engr Ewesor, who disclosed this in an exclusive

Force Majeure

Force Majeure?

Last month, we had two major developments that will shape the power sector for good or for ill in the next couple of weeks. The first was the decision of the Federal Government to reinstate the regulation that allows power consumers to purchase meters from approved vendors, and the second, the declaration by the Nigerian

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Are Nigerians Enjoying Improved Power Supply?

In the two year scorecard published by the Federal Government recently, there are claims the government has increased power generation to 7,000 megawatts. Interestingly, the citizens, even the usually critical civil society have not interrogated that claim. But the veracity of it all is not really difficult to come by. Are Nigerians enjoying improved power


Why I believe Power Sector Will be Fixed – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the government is gradually, but sustainably, addressing power sector problems to achieve uninterrupted supply. In this interview, he explains how the government is resolving tariff issues, generation, transmission and distribution challenges, milestones achieved and consumers’ responsibilities in making the sector work. Editorial


Dangote’s Gas Project Faces Risks from Unstable Power Sector, Others

Dangote Industries’ proposed 1,100km deep sea pipeline from the Niger Delta to Lagos, Nigeria’s top commercial hub, is the most uncertain, from a business perspective, of the four projects under development at the company’s Lekki Port complex. Whereas there’s clear demand for petroleum products and fertilizers from the refinery and fertilizer complexes under construction and

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New Power Sector Reform is a Win-Win-Win

A recent Ministry of Power, Works and Housing decision to allow companies that generate electricity to sell directly to consumers can be a win-win-win: for the fast emerging distributed renewables market, for state-owned distribution companies (DisCos) and for millions of unconnected and underserved consumers. In May, Minister Babatunde Fashola invoked the Eligible Customer declaration under

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