Kaduna Electric to end power rationing in Kawo, others

Kaduna Electric has assured three communities in Kaduna Metropolis, including Kawo, Kawo New Extension and Rafin Guza that the power rationing being alternated between the communities would soon be a thing of the past. The Team Leader, Power System Planning Kaduna Electric, Engr. Hamisu Ishaq, said the company was working on two options to address […]

BEDC to publish power availability schedule

In view of prevailing electricity generation limitations nationwide, Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) will soon commence the publication of power availability schedule for customers in its franchise areas of Edo and Delta states. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mrs. Funke Osibodu, disclosed this at a media parley with on-air personalities and journalists at the weekend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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