TCN to supply GenCos 6,000Mw

Following the permission for eligible customers to purchase electricity directly from the electricity generation companies (GenCos), the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has assured power producers of its capacity to transmit 6,000megawatts ((Mw) of electricity. The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Barr Joy Ogaji, told reporters in Abuja yesterday that the TCN […]

Electricity turbines down in GenCos

About 2,514mw of electricity cannot be utilised due to 35 idle generation turbines across 15 Generation Companies (GenCos), even as the national grid peaked at 4,464 megawatts (mw) last Sunday shortly before the Democracy Day celebration. The causes of the unutilised electricity were traced to non-availability of gas to power, line constraints and high frequency […]

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), […]

NNPC Pledges Improved Gas Supply to Gencos by November

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said there will be an improvement in gas supply to electricity generation companies (Gencos) in the country by the middle of November when repairs on some key gas facilities would have been completed. The communiqué stated that already, an average of 3,166 megawatts (MW) of electricity cannot be […]

Electricity: US to help Nigeria generate 10,000mw in five years

Nigeria may, in five years, generate 10,000 megawatt (mw) of electricity if United States (US) President Barack Obama implements the report of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) before leaving office in January. The PAC-DBIA comprising 15 American private sector leaders with business operations throughout Africa was  appointed by Obama in […]

How power generation rose by 400mw – FG

The Federal Government has said power generation increased by 400 megawatts (mw) in the past two weeks after key maintenance in the hydro power plants. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, in a statement by his spokesman, Hakeem Bello, said broken down turbines at the plants were repaired and maintained to enhance the […]

Power generation hits 4,285 megawatts – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the country’s power generation has increased from 3,810 megawatts recorded on Sept. 8, 2016 to 4,285.90 megawatts on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the power generation record was reported in the website of “Nigerian Electricity System Operator’’ on Friday. TCN said that […]

FG Bans Transformer Purchase by Electricity Consumers

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared as the common practice of electricity consumers in the country buying transformers for themselves as unacceptable. To this end the Minister Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has announced that henceforth, electricity consumers are to desist from this practice and leave the purchase to the Distribution Companies (DISCOs). According to […]

New solar plant I.2MW to the national grid

Power generation went up yesterday by 1.2megawatts (Mw) following the inauguration  of a solar electricity plant in the Lower Usman Dam, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing,  Babatunde Fashola, has said. He said the solar plant, built in partnership with the Japanese government, is the first solar plant tied to the national grid, adding […]

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, […]

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