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How Nigeria Can Fix Power Sector

How Nigeria Can Fix Power Sector

How can Nigeria’s endemic power problem be resolved? By increased investment in renewable energy, gas pipelines, power plants and transmission network, among others, says Green Elec President Marcel Hochet, in this interview with AKINOLA AJIBADE. He also speaks on the plans by five states to build solar-powered mini-grids. How can Nigeria tackle the perennial problems

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Nigerian Electricity Consumers Free To Get Direct Supply From Generation Companies

Eligible power consumers are now free to purchase electricity directly from power generation companies, the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. A statement by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, on Friday stated that Mr. Fashola declared four categories of eligible customers in the Nigerian electricity supply industry on May 15.

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Electricity: Why Nigerians will Continue to Live in Darkness

After several years of focusing on power as a critical sector of the nation’s economy, achieving stability has continued to be a huge uphill task resulting in frustrations for domestic and industrial consumers. ADETOLA BADEMOSI writes on the various challenges facing the power sector. WITH an unofficial population of about 180 million people, Nigeria currently

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Electricity Experts Investigate Newly-introduced Smart Metre by Jos Electricity Distribution Company

Electricity experts and stakeholders in the Nigerian power sector are in Jos, Plateau state to undertake investigation into issues arising from the newly introduced smart metres by the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC). Following complaints from energy consumers in Plateau state over high charges and alleged irregularities from the newly-fixed smart prepaid metres and a

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ECOWAS Works Toward Regional Power Market

A senior official of the West African regional bloc, Morlaye Bangoura, on Thursday called on the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) to fast-track the first phase of the region’s electricity market. The phase one of the regional electricity market, which is aimed at addressing the twin problem of energy access and energy security in

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