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Nigerians Will Get 24 Hour Power Supply, if They Can Afford it – Fashola

Nigeria’s Power Minister, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that a new power tariff will soon be launched in the country which will ensure Nigerians pay more for electricity – if they want to consume more. According to him, FG will encourage the electricity distribution companies to allocate dedicated power to only those consumers who are ready […]

Dangote to Build 500MW Power Plant For Kano

Dangote Plc is stepping up in its corporate responsibility to the society. The multinational corporation has concluded preliminary arrangements to build a 500 mega watt power plant into the national grid for the people of Kano, the group executive director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications, Engineer Mansur Ahmed has stated. According to him, the new […]

Fashola Targets 5000MW Power Generation Before End of 2015

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola wants Nigeria’s power generation by the end of the year to hit 5,000MW, Thisday reports. The minister had a closed door meeting stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector yesterday in Abuja. Implementation of new electricity tariff drawn up by the electricity distribution companies (Discos) under the Multi Year Tariff Order […]

Power generation hits new peak of 4,883.9MW

Transmission Company Nigeria (TCN) yesterday said it has achieved a new record peak generation of 4883.9megawatts (Mw) and the highest maximum daily energy delivery of 106,288.48Mw. A statement signed by the Asst. General Manager (Public Affairs), Clement Ezeolisah, explained that the new feat was achieved at 21.15hours on November 23. The previous peak generation was 4810.7Mw attained on […]

Power Generation Down by 480MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said its Tower No. 62, along the Okpai-Onitsha 330kV double circuit transmission line in Delta State was vandalised last Tuesday. The line which evacuates power from the 480 megawatts (mw) Okpai Power Station in the state was hacked down at Asaba Uchi, Ndokwa East Local Government resulting in […]

Power Generation Drops by 1100MW as Egbin Power Plant Shuts Down

The biggest generating power station in Nigeria, the Egbin Power Plant in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has shut operations, leading to a drop from its 1,100 megawatts to zero. Reports say its generation dropped since Saturday. A senior management staff of the station told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the cause was due to an […]

Poor Electricity Distribution Infrastructure Threatens NERC’s 6,000MW Target

Poor electricity distribution facilities across the country may jeopardise plan by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to see on-grid electricity generation hit 6, 000 megawatts by the end of 2015, the regulatory agency has revealed. NERC said that preliminary report of the technical committee it recently set up to drive the realisation of the […]

Why power supply is stable, by unionist

Why has power supply  been stable in the past 100 days? It is because of the rains, the President Muhammadu Buhari factor and steady supply of gas to power plants, says National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) General Secretary Comrade Joe Ajaero. Ajaero said: “During this time of the year, there is always a slight improvement […]

NNPC Set to Sell Energy To TCN

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will sell unused energy to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for onward transmission to the National Grid. Group managing director of the corporation, Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu, who made this known during a meeting with select editors, disclosed that only 15 per cent of the energy […]

Breaking! Power Supply Drops by 1,047MW in 24 Hours

Nigeria’s power supply, which has been attaining historical peaks in recent times have dropped by a whopping 1,047MW within 24 hours. Last week, electricity from the national grid hit a record high of 4,810.7MW, which was achieved at 8:45pm on August 25. However on Tuesday, data obtained from the Presidential Task Force on Power showed that […]

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