Town hall meeting on electricity distribution in the FCT

cpc electricity townhall

The Nigeria Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is organizing a town hall meeting in Abuja, FCT on the 3rd of December, 2016. The meeting will enable consumers submit direct complaints to the Commission regarding electricity supply service in the FCT as well as receive instant response concerning raised issues from the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), […]

US pushes ahead with electricity plan for Nigeria

The United States government is pushing ahead with its plan to boost electricity supply in Nigeria through the Power Africa initiative. The US Consul General, John Bray, and the Director for Nigeria, US Agency for International Development Mission, Michael Harvey, visited Edo State on July 26 – 27 to assess the progress of partnered investments, […]

Supply prepaid metres to consumers, govt urges Discos

The Federal Government has ordered electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country to supply prepaid meters to electric consumers without further delay. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) gave the order at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector at the Ugwuaji Transmission Station, Enugu, […]

Discos Defy Court Order, Begin Implementation of New Electricity Tariffs

Despite subsisting court order and the resolution of the Senate against the implementation of the new electricity tariffs across the country, the electricity distribution companies have commenced billing customers with the new rates. It was also gathered that the new tariffs, which took effect on February 1, 2016, have been reflected in March 2016 electricity bills. […]

Nigeria: Power Generation Rises to 4387MW

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday said that nationwide power generation had again began to rise and was at 4387 megawatts (MW) at the time of filling this report. NERC said that this came about following the successful completion of repair works on the recently damaged gas facility which provides gas feedstock to thermal […]

Power Generation Dips Further to 3,697MW

Despite the recent increment in electricity tariff hike, consumers are seriously groaning under pangs of outages, with power generation sliding to 3,697 Mega Watts (MW) from the 5,074 its recorded earlier February. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had earlier assured that the supply situation would improve with the assessed cost-reflective tariff regime. Even the […]

Benin DisCo resolves 50,572 customers’ complaints

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has, through its new payment channels, metering programme and  Customer Complaint Unit, resolved over 50,572 customer matters. Corporate customers on its network have also begun to enjoy better and quality power supply, the firm said. “We have also achieved extensive metering of 216 numbers of 11kv feeders; carried out […]

Tariff reversal: Power firms threaten nationwide blackout

The country may be thrown into a blackout in the near future if the advice by the Senate to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reverse the new electricity tariffs is heeded, power distribution companies have said. The Senate had on Tuesday advised the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, NERC and the electricity […]

Nigeria’s Electricity Supply Drops by 1,589MW

The country’s electricity supply has dropped by 1,589.69 megawatts since the nation achieved its peak generation of 5,074.70MW earlier February. According to records from the Federal Ministry of Power on Monday, electricity supply on Sunday, February 14, dropped to 3,485MW from the 3,558.39MW generated that day. Power generation and supply stood at 4,150.64MW and 4,068.5MW […]

Fashola Targets Additional 2000MW by Year-end

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has expressed his confidence that given the various plans undertaken by the present administration in the power sector, the country may end 2016 with an additional 2, 000 megawatts (MW) of electricity in the national grid. Fashola said this when the ministry defended its 2016 […]

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