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Power Generation Drops to 2846 MegaWatts

Power Generation Drops to 2846 MegaWatts

Nigeria’s power generation capacity again dropped to 2,846.1 MegaWatts (MW) yesterday, leading to unstable supply in most parts of Abuja coupled with long hours of blackout in most parts of the country. As at Monday, generation was put at 3,215.2 MW by the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO) website, a sub-agency of the Transmission Company of

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Benin and Togo Beg Nigeria for More Electricity

The governments of Benin and Togo on Monday called for an increase in the amount of electricity, which their countries receive from Nigeria. They specifically requested the Nigerian electricity supply industry to increase the amount of power sent to them from 200 MegaWatts (MW) to 300 MW. Speaking through the Community Electric du Benin, the

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Nigeria Secures Norwegian Solar Investment

Norwegian solar power producer Scatec Solar has partnered with infrastructure fund Africa50 and Norway’s investment fund Norfund to develop a US$150mn solar plant in Nigeria. A joint development agreement (JDA) between the three parties will secure an estimated US$150mn investment into the 100MW Nova Scotia power plant, which will be built in Jigawa in northern

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Power Sector Liquidity Gap Hits N1.1tr

In  two months, the power sector’s liquidity gap has risen from N1trillion to N1.1 trillion, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has said. Last November, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) Managing Director, Dr. Oladele Amoda put the liquidity gap at N1 trillion. Aned spokesman Sunday Oduntan told The Nation that the liquidity gap went

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NERC Deadline: Local Meter Manufacturers Seek FOREX Window

The liquidity crises in the power sector is seen as a major barrier in meeting the new deadline issued by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to power Distribution Companies, writes CHIKA IZUORA. The latest deadline by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to issue meters to power consumers across

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NERC Indicts Ibadan DisCo Over Electrocution of Man in Kwara

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has indicted Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company for allegedly violating installation guidelines, health and safety regulations that resulted in the electrocution of a man on October 3, 2016 in Ilorin, Kwara State. A statement by Dr. Usman Abba Arabi, Head, Public Affairs Department of NERC in Abuja, on Wednesday said that

NERC, NEMSA Rank Enugu DisCo High on Performance and Safety

THE Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has ranked Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) second out of the eleven distribution companies (DisCos) in the country on its performance metrics for the third quarter of 2016 (Q3’16) The company also came first on the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency’s (NEMSA) safety ranking for November and December 2016.

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