Nigeria targets 20,000 megawatts by 2021

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Nigeria can attain 16,000MW by 2021

As Nigerians continue to yearn for improve power sector, a former Director General of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Reuben Okeke, has called for improve manpower development and adequate funding if the proposed 16,000 Megawatts (MW) expansion plan is to be achieved by the Year 2021. Currently, the country’s wheeling capacity stands […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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