Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

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Zimbabwe Tariff Regime Impedes Energy Sector Growth

Zimbabwe Tariff Regime Impedes Energy Sector Growth

Economic distortions are being compounded by high electricity tariffs in Zimbabwe – last reviewed in 2011 – and as a result, the current structure is impeding the development of the energy sector. NewsDay Zimbabwe reported that the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) tariffs are an average of $0,13/KWh for on-peak usage, $0,07/KWh for standard


Power Africa Launches Initiative to Boost Energy Access in Uganda

Power Africa, a US government-led initiative, has announced the launch of the Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator, which will boost Uganda’s generation capacity by 1,000MW. With an estimated cost of $11 million, the facility will assist the Uganda government in establishing 1,000,000 new connections by 2020. The announcement occurred at the Uganda Solar Energy


Ex-NERC Boss Tasks CSOs on Sustainable Development

Former Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi, yesterday challenged civil society organisations in the country to do more through better innovation towards ensuring sustainable democracy and development in the polity. He also urged the CSOs as vanguards of institutions, to help move the nation attain viable economic growth in


Ikeja Electric Launches Power Play Board Game to Boost Safety Enlightenment

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company on Wednesday launched its proprietary board game tagged Power Play, to further boost its safety enlightenment campaign. According to a statement, the game, novel in the electricity industry was designed as an education and entertainment tool, which provides information relating to hazards and common violations as


We Will Restore Power to Awka Soon – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has promised to restore power to Awka as efforts were being made to repair the transmission station in Agu-Awka, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state. The fault at the transmission station has thrown the state capital and its environs into darkness for over one month. Assistant General


DisCos Metered 3.45 Million Consumers at the End of 2017 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday, said that the 11 Distribution Companies (Discos) have metered 3.45 million customers as at end of 2017, Vanguard reports. The Bureau disclosed this yesterday adding that the number of customers metered represents 46.16 percent of the 7.48 million customers captured nationwide. The NBS stated: “Metering data for all discos reflected

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