Daily Archives: February 6, 2018


Kenya Power Instructed to Stop Disconnecting Consumers

Kenya Power Instructed to Stop Disconnecting Consumers

The Energy Regulation Commission Director-General, Pavel Oimeke, has disclosed that about a million electricity consumers received erroneous bills  from Kenya Power last month. While speaking at a consumer dialogue forum in Mombasa, Oimeke further noted that of the 6.5 million consumers, 900,000 were affected by the errors arising from a system upgrade done last year,

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Kenya: European Bank Backs Solar Growth

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is finalising a Sh7.5 billion ($78 million) loan for construction of two solar power plants in Kenya. The credit is evident that there is growing interest by global organisations in financing renewable projects in the east African country. “The financing will be finalised soon, this year,” said EIB East Africa


CSO’s Call for Removal of ‘Frivolities’ from 2018 Budget

Civil Society Organisations, Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, in partnership with the Citizens Wealth Platform, CWP, have called on the Federal Government for removal of ‘frivolities’ from the 2018 budget. This was part of resolutions in a report titled ‘Review of the 2018 Federal Appropriation Bill’ presented by the Executive Director, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, in

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EEDC Explains Reason for Power Outage in Awka

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has blamed the power outage in Awka, capital of Anambra and its environs on the breaker fault at the Transmission Company of Nigeria substation in Awka. Chukwuemeka Ezeh, Head of EEDC Communication department disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday. Ezeh said


Streetlights: Government Spent over N900 Million on Bills

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that it paid over N900 million to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) being streetlights bill from January to December 2017. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, disclosed this against the background of an incessant power outage in many districts. Lamenting the cost of maintaining


World Bank Board Set to Consider Transmission Expansion Plan

The World Bank Group is set to consider its planned expenditure on projects it had identified to fund in the transmission expansion and upgrade plan of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the interim head of TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed has disclosed. Mohammed stated recently in Abuja that in addition, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency

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Another Vacuum at TCN as Interim Boss Ends 12-Month Tenure

There are fears that a fresh vacuum may rock the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) which is trying to stabilise after the exit of the erstwhile Interim Managing Director (IMD), Mr Usman Gur Mohammed. Mr Mohammed who vacated office after his 12-month tenure ended last Thursday, February 1, 2018, had issued his handover note to

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Power Grid Records First Collapse in February

After collapsing six times in the first eight days of this year, Nigeria’s electricity grid recorded another collapse on the first day of the second month. Documents obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, on Sunday in Abuja showed that the national electricity grid crashed from a

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