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Power Sector: Held Down by Old Habits

Power Sector: Held Down by Old Habits

Despite assurances from government and industry operators, electricity supply has taken a consistent dip amid attacks on gas installations from resurgent militants, threatening President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s resolve to provide reliable energy to the populace. President Buhari recently made a pledge to add extra 10,000mw to the national grid by 2019. While stakeholders applaud government’s

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Fashola Denies Promising Regular Electricity in 6 Months

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has refuted reports that as the then Governor of Lagos State that if given a chance, he could fix the problem of electricity in Nigeria within six months. Speaking during a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority Network on Tuesday, Fashola said, “I have

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Delta Power Consumers Issue 7-day Ultimatum to BEDC

As power supply in the country continues to worsen, electricity consumers in Delta State under the auspices of Electricity Consumers Forum, last week gave the Federal Government a 7-day ultimatum to restore power supply in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. This was contained in a letter signed by the Udu Chapter of the

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Power Generation Hits 2,730MW

Power generation from the Nigeria Electricity System, Operator to the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) hit 2,730mega watts (Mw),yesterday. The daily technical report update obtained in Abuja, indicated that the System Operator allocated 313.10Mw to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), adding that there was no major break down recorded in the network situation report.

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Kano Electricity Company Laments Dwindling Power Generation

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has expressed concern over the sharp drop in power generation in the country, blaming the situation on vandalisation of cables and other facilities. The Chief Technical Officer of the company, Mr David Omoloye, made the remark while addressing newsmen in Kano on Monday. “Power generation has dropped sharply due to

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Fashola Orders Power Contractors Back to Site

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has asked contractors handling transmission projects for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPCH) projects across the country to go back to sites and ensure speedy completion of the projects, as he promised all their complaints would be resolved within a reasonable

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DisCos Begin Mass Disconnection over N93b Debt

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have begun mass disconnection of customers that owe them huge debts including government establishments, it was learnt at the weekend. The DisCos have in the last two years been lamenting the huge unpaid debts by the customers especially the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the military. As at end of

BoI/Arnergy Expands Alternative Power Investment in Rural Areas

As Nigeria’s energy crises deepens with erratic power being experienced across all sectors of the economy, the Bank of Industry (BoI) and a utility social enterprise, Arnery, are expanding their footprint in the electricity sector by providing alternative power supply to local communities in Nigeria. Arnery is currently providing solar energy solutions, powered by superior

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