Power generation up 8,687Mw in December, boosts supply

The total power generated by the power generation companies in thecountry increased by 8,686.6 megawatts (MW) in December 2018, thereby raising the transmitted power during the month to 125,346.4 mw up from the 116,659.8 mw recorded in the preceding month. According to data provided by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as reported by the […]

FG assures Kano Govt support on Qua Iboe Power investment

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its commitment to ensuring that  Kano State Government’s proposal to invest in the 540 megawatt Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) located in Akwa Ibom State will not go down the drain. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, through a statement by her Special Adviser on Media and Communications, […]

IEA forecasts $500bn energy bill savings yearly for consumers

The International Energy Agency, IEA, has projected that adoption of energy efficiency policies by governments globally could reduce energy bills for consumers by more than $500 billion yearly The IEA’s latest study analysis titled ‘Energy Efficiency 2018’ which examines the opportunities for improving global energy efficiency to 2040, found that efficiency gained alone could allow […]

Eko Disco to give 100 free prepaid meters to customers

The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it will give 100 free prepaid meters to its customers during the company’s “Customers’ Service Week”. Its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, who made this known on Wednesday, said it was aimed at ensuring 100 per cent customer satisfaction. Idemudia, in a statement in […]

Power outage heightens amid gas shortage, grid collapse

Power outages have heightened in the country as power supply has been struggling to stay above 3,000 megawatts in recent months just as factors such as gas shortage and power grid collapse continue to limit generation. Low load demand by power distribution companies and gas problems are inhibiting the generation of over 3,000 megawatts of […]

NERC working on alternative energy sources, says Chairman

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says it is working on alternative energy sources to boost power supply in the country. Its Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Igarra, Edo. “We are working on other options of energy supply so that we don’t have […]

NERC reports 58% metering supply gap in power sector

The power sector regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reported that as at the end of the second quarter this year, meter supply shortfall in the sector rose to 58 percent, representing a marginal drop of 3.9 percent of the supply level in the preceding quarter. The latest report by the Commission on the […]

Daily energy generated averages 81,561MWh in Q2 2018-NBS

A total average of 81,561 megawatts (Mwh) of energy was generated daily by power stations, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported. In the power sector report for Q2, the statistics bureau showed that daily energy generation attained a peak of 98,573 Mw on the 18th of April 2018. However, the lowest daily energy […]

3,721MW of power lost to gas unavailability – FG

The Federal Government has put the total quantum of electricity that was ungenerated and unfed to the national grid due to a myriad of problems at 3,721 megawatts. The central government on Tuesday said the unavailability of gas, transmission and distribution infrastructure as well as high frequency prevented the generation of over 3,700MW of electricity […]

IBEDC invests N11.5bn on metering, other capital projects

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) said that it invested over N11.5bn in metering, network upgrade and rehabilitation in the first half of this year. The company’s Managing Director, Mr John Donnachie, who made the disclosure at the weekend during a facility tour and equipment inspection in Ibadan, said the funding initiative was aimed at […]