Lagos to experience eight-day power outage, IKEDC warns

Ikeja Electric Plc on Wednesday said there would be an interruption of power supply to some parts of Lagos from November 3 to 10. Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Felix Ofulue, said in Lagos that the outage was part of the strategic efforts to improve power supply to consumers across the network. Ofulue said in a […]

Nigeria targets 20,000 megawatts by 2021

Nigeria Consumer News

Nigeria’s Federal Government has disclosed its intention to increase electricity generation from the present unstable 5,000MW to 20,000 megawatts of electricity over the next four years is on course. The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri, gave the assurance in Funtua, Katsina State when he inaugurated a 132/33 KV transformer that would boost […]

Invest in solar energy, Fashola urges Nigerians

Nigeria Consumer News

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has urged Nigerians to invest in solar energy to reduce pressure on national grid. Fashola gave the advice in Lagos at a book launch titled: “Solar Electricity Generation for off-grid communities in Nigeria.” The book was authored by Managing Director, Eko Electricity Distribution Company […]

Electricity: Non-payment for gas cuts off 6,482mw

The Nigerian electricity grid dropped by 1,000 megawatts (mw) as generation crashed to 2,982mw in the early hours of Monday, during the Sallah festivity. Equally, the continued poor payment for gas supply to the mostly thermal Generation Companies (GenCos) has denied Nigerians access to 6,000mw available at about 17 power stations. Operational statistics of the […]

Electricity consumers may protest over meters scarcity

Electricity consumers in the  Southwest zone are planning to protest  the failure by the power distribution companies (DisCos) to supply them with meters. A group, Electricity Consumers Mega Forum (ECMF), said the association is relying on the protest to drive home its demand. Its spokesman, Kamorudeen Balogun said the association has notified its members in […]

FG to roll out 3m prepaid meters

More than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, power minister Babatunde Fashola said Sunday. It comes after Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have been deemed incapable of providing meters for homes across the country since 2003 when they were awarded the contract. FULL STORY – DAILY TRUST

Load rejection stops 2,900mw into electricity grid

The nation’s electricity grid crashed significantly to a peak generation of 3,346 megawatts (mw) yesterday, hours after 27 turbines were deprived of generating 2,979mw because of poor gas supply and transmission line problems, the Daily Trust reports. Industry statistics obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) shows Monday’s peak electricity generation was 4,134mw with […]

Jos Disco to send 840 meters to NEMSA

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), is to send additional 840 smart prepaid meters to the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) station in Kaduna for re-testing, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah has stated. The company, according to Elijah in a press statement has already sent 660 meters to NEMSA and […]

FG to add 340 megawatts to power grid before December – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola PHCN power supply

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing said on Thursday that 340 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid in or before December. Fashola said this during his inspection tour of Afam Power Plant in Oyibo local government area of Rivers as part of Federal Government Power Sector Recovery […]

AEDC to install 30,000 new metres

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has metred 88,000 customers in its four states franchise area while 30,000 metres are being installed to reduce complaints about the estimated billing methodology. A statement by its spokesman, Ahmed Shekarau, said AEDC had not overestimated its customers in the payment of electricity bills as its data […]

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