Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

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System Disturbance Causes Power Blackout in Nairobi

System Disturbance Causes Power Blackout in Nairobi

In Kenya, a power system disturbance led to loss of electricity supply to some parts of Nairobi and adjacent areas on Tuesday. Cause of system disturbance Kenya Power engineers have identified the cause attributing to the outage to a technical hitch emanating from a transmission system. Areas affected by the outage include parts of Nairobi,

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UK Confirms Coal-Fired Power Closure Plan

The UK government is to close coal-fired power plants not equipped with carbon capture and storage technology by October 2025, according to a statement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The new emissions limits will apply to power generation plants that burn solid fossil fuels and have over 300 MW capacity. BEIS also

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Power: TCN Set to Increase Wheeling Capacity to 9000MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has disclosed its plan to increase the wheeling capacity of the national grid from 7000 megawatts to 9000MW before the end of 2018. This came even as the company commissioned a 60MVA transformer in Keffi Nasarawa state led by the Emir of Keffi Dr. Shehu Usman-Yamusa III. Speaking during

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Fashola: APC Generates 4,000MW of Electricity in Two Years

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said the current All Progressives Congress (APC) led government had generated 4,000 megawatts of electricity in the last two and half years. The minister, who spoke at the 23rd monthly power sector operators’ meeting held in Nasarawa State, also said that the transmission capacity grew

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Power Generation Hovers at 3,600MW Despite Pipeline Repairs

The NNPC said in a statement Monday that it had completed repairs and restored gas supply to the affected power plants. Investigations, however, revealed that despite the restoration of gas supply to the plants, average power generation was approximately 3,600MW Monday. Before the fire incident last Tuesday, average generation was put at 4,300MW on the

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Fashola Assures Nasarawa of Proper Connection to National Grid

Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has said that Nasarawa state would soon be connected to the national grid for efficient power supply, P.M. News reports. Fashola stated this on Monday at the opening of the 23rd power sector monthly meeting in Lafia. The minister, who also inspected the level of work at the

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NNPC Delivered 8,020MMSCFD of Gas to GenCos Over 12 Months

An average of 8, 020 Million Standard Cubic Feet Per Day (MMSCFD) of gas was delivered to power plants by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), between October 2016 and October 2017, Vanguard reports. It was gathered that the highest quantity of gas delivered to the thermal plants during the period under review, was recorded in June

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