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The Trouble With Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

The Trouble With Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

Less than a half of Nigerians have access to the national electricity grid. Businesses across Nigeria have resorted to the use of generators to power their facilities. Drivers who drive at night have accepted the reality that there will be little or no street lighting. Some Nigerian homes have acquired two or more generators as


Unreliable, Costly Access to Energy Hampers Industrialisation – Kaduna Electric Boss

The failure of the industrialization programmes of the 1970s and the early 80s especially in Northern Nigeria has been attributed to, among other factors, unreliable and costly access to energy. The Chairman, Board of Directors of Kaduna Electric, Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar made the assertion in a paper titled “Electricity as an Essential Component for


We have Built a Deep Knowledge of the Power Market Framework

Rahila Thomas plays a significant role in Nigeria’s power sector as lead driver of EMRC, a global leader in energy regulations and transactions. Since inception; the company previously known as Mercados has provided strategic advice and support to regulators, distributors, investors and operators in the power sector. In this interview Thomas sheds some light on

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Developing a Liquidity Solution for the Nigerian Power Sector – Olayemi Anyanechi

In the first part of this article, we proposed a liquidity and payment support mechanism for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), which should achieve the following objectives: Support NBET’s payment obligations to Gencos under respective PPAs, which in turn, would enable Gencos meet their payment obligations to their Gas Suppliers under respective GSAs; Settle

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DisCos Have to Know Everybody on Their Network to Improve Revenue Collection – Aminu Abubakr

The ability of electricity distribution companies to successfully bill and collect revenue for power supplied to consumers is critical to the overall viability of Nigeria’s electricity supply industry. These distribution companies must know what their customers are and their power consumption habits. Mr. Aminu Abubakr, a power consultant, made this recommendation during an interview with


Seeing Power Generation as a Business Opportunity: Adewale Tinubu

Africa’s power sector was one of the key issues discussed at last month’s World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Kigali, Rwanda. Speakers on different panels talked of how power shortages affect their businesses, while players in the energy industry deliberated the challenges, opportunities, and trends. Several business leaders highlighted that poor electricity access is

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