Tuesday, February 16, 2021



Electricity: 59.6 % of Nigerian consumers on estimated billing — NERC Report

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, on Tuesday said 59.6 per cent of electricity consumers in the country were still on estimated billing as at March 2020.

NERC directs DisCos to suspend new electricity tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, on Wednesday, directed the 11 electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to suspend the new electricity tariff.

DisCos received 177,807 complaints in Q4 2019 — NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, on Monday said that 177,807 complaints from electricity consumers were received by the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos in the fourth quarter of 2019.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of customers in Lagos

Ikeja Electric has announced the suspension of all disconnection activities of non-paying customers for a period of two weeks effective April 1, due to the lockdown of Lagos State caused by COVID-19.

DisCos: NEC committee to invite contribution from Nigerians

The National Economic Council, NEC’s committee on review of the status and ownership of Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos, says it will seek contributions from the general public on how to solve the challenge of electricity in Nigeria.

We’ll oppose electricity tariff hike, consumers declare

A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, said on Tuesday that it would oppose the proposed hike in electricity tariffs because it would further impoverish Nigerians.

NERC clears air on alleged electricity tariff increase

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says there will be no increase in electricity tariff without consultations.

Nigerian electricity consumers oppose N1.2tr bailout request by GenCos, DisCos

The Electricity Consumer Protection Forum on Monday opposed the request by power Generation Companies, Gencos, and Distribution Companies, DisCos, for N1.2 trillion bailout from the Federal Government, FG.

‘GenCos, DisCos need N1.2trn bailout from Nigerian govt to avert blackout’

For the survival of the power generation and distribution companies in Nigeria, the Federal Government need to urgently inject N1.23tn into the GenCos and DisCos, the Country Representative of Energy Market and Rate Consultants, Rahila Thomas, has said.

Nigeria to achieve 20,000MWH of electricity by 2022 – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it is expanding the nation’s electricity transmission infrastructure to meet up with the 20,000 megawatts transmission grid capacity in 2022.

1,500 KEDCO staff get salary increment

Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, on Monday announced the increment of salaries of no fewer than 1,500 staff.

Under Buhari, Nigeria’s power generation increases to 8,000MW – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has succeeded in increasing power generation from 4,000 megawatts to 8,100MW over the past three years.

TCN reveals causes of transformers failure

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Tuesday attributed the failure of five of its transformers at its Abuja, Benin, and Onitsha sub-stations to inadequate protection and investment on the distribution networks.

Buhari asks electricity DISCOs to wake up

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is committed to lawful interventions to ensure that operators in the business of electricity distribution, the DISCOs,  live up...

Fashola: 2,000mw idle as electricity generation hits 7,000mw

Nigeria’s electricity generation has hit 7,000 megawatts, the highest in the history of Nigeria, but a large proportion of the generation remain idle. Reports say...

Power plants to generate additional 1,129 mega watts in 2018 – Fashola

The Federal Government on Monday announced that when some power generation projects were completed by 2018, they could generate additional 1,129 Mega Watts to the...

Embrace solar energy, Fashola advises Nigerians

Nigeria’s power, works and housing minister, Babatunde Fashola, has advised Nigerians to embrace solar energy to reduce pressure on the national grid. Mr Fashola gave...

National grid to get additional 20,000 megawatts – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said its current transmission expansion initiative is designed to increase the nation’s grid transmission capacity to 20,000 mega watts...

Fashola to DISCOs: Consumers did not deserve ‘crazy bills’

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has warned electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to desist from estimated billing, without a proper metering...

Nigerian gov’t orders 3m prepaid meters to address poor billing

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has promised Nigerians that the federal government will supply over three million prepaid meters. Mr Fashola...

DisCos need N100bn to resolve electricity hiccups

The Association of Electricity Distribution Companies, ANED, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide the N100 billion subsidy it promised after private investors...

How to stabilise electricity in Nigeria, by Mainstream Energy boss

The managing director of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited, Lamu Audu, has proffered solutions to power problem in Nigeria, saying holistic approach is needed to...

Fashola insists accountant must head Nigeria’s key power agency

The minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, has insisted that Usman Mohammed, a chartered accountant, must replace Abubakar Atiku, an engineer with doctorate degree in...

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