Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government resisted the temptation to cancel the power sector privatisation in order not to send wrong signals to prospective investors.The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja while answering questions on a programme aired on Radio Nigeria.The nation's power sector was privatised in November 2013 as private investors took over now-defunct Power [...]

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    Lai claims 7,000MW, Adesina says 4,500MW… what’s the truth about Nigeria’s power generation?

Lai claims 7,000MW, Adesina says 4,500MW… what’s the truth about Nigeria’s power generation?

Within 24 hours, two prominent figures have churned out conflicting figures on Nigeria's current power generation capacity. On Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the country now generates 7,000 megawatts of electricity. A day after, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), pegged the figure at "around 4,500 megawatts".While speaking at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

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    FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

The federal government says it will increase power generation to 9,000 megawatts by the end of 2018.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a NAN Forum in Abuja.The minister said the government will add 2,000 megawatts to the current 7,000 capacity.Mohammed said the government will also embark on 90 power transmission projects nationwide to [...]

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    FG to add 4200MW to national grid in 18 months

FG to add 4200MW to national grid in 18 months

The federal government is set to add 4200 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in 12 to 18 months.Bisi Daniels, strategy and communications adviser to Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, said it will be coordinated by the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC).Daniels said the government has commenced moves to deploy underutilised power assets [...]

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    FG to review performance of DisCos in 2019

FG to review performance of DisCos in 2019

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says it will embark on a final performance review of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) by 2019.In a statement, Alex Okoh, director-general of BPE, said apart from the Kaduna DisCo, 11 DisCos will undergo the review in order to evaluate the achievement of the agreement signed with the federal government in August 2013.He added [...]

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    We have constitutional right to protect interest of DisCos, ANED replies NERC

We have constitutional right to protect interest of DisCos, ANED replies NERC

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) says the constitution empowers it to protect the interest of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).In a statement on Wednesday, Azu Obiaya, chief executive officer of ANED, said the association will not fold its arms when its members are endangered.He said contrary to the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), ANED’s opposition to a policy [...]

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    NERC warns ANED to steer clear of electricity matters

NERC warns ANED to steer clear of electricity matters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has warned the Association Of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) to steer clear of policy directives in the power sector.The commission made the directive during a meeting with representatives of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in Abuja.ANED is the umbrella body of the DisCos.At the meeting, ANED representatives were warned against commenting on any pronouncement made by [...]

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    NERC: DisCos’ poor remittances deepen liquidity challenge in power sector

NERC: DisCos’ poor remittances deepen liquidity challenge in power sector

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says poor remittances by electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET) has deepened liquidity challenge in the sector.In the 2017 third quarter report of the power sector, NERC said during the three months under review, DisCos paid N44bn from N147bn invoice issued by NBET, leaving a shortfall of N103bn.The report [...]

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    NERC: Electricity consumers’ complaints declined in Q3 2017

NERC: Electricity consumers’ complaints declined in Q3 2017

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says electricity distribution companies (DisCos) received 109,048 complaints from consumers in the third quarter of 2017.This was disclosed on Tuesday in the quarterly report of the commission.The report showed a decline in the number of complaints, a slight improvement from the 116,761 complaints received in the second quarter of 2017.According to the report, an average [...]

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    Dogara kicks against high electricity tariff — despite N123bn bailout

Dogara kicks against high electricity tariff — despite N123bn bailout

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has described the continuous increment of electricity tariff as an act of injustice to Nigerians.He said this at the national assembly during a public hearing organised by the house ad-hoc committee to interface with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and other stakeholders.According to the speaker, the hearing was set up to [...]

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    Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

A house of representatives panel has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to rescind its decision to suspend the board members of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Limited (IBEDC).The house committee on power gave the order during its investigative hearing on Wednesday.The NERC had in June suspended the board of directors and key management staff over over a N6bn [...]

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    SERAP: N11trn electricity fund was ‘squandered’ under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

SERAP: N11trn electricity fund was ‘squandered’ under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says N11 trillion electricity fund was squandered by the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.The former presidents were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2015.In a report titled ‘From darkness to darkness: How Nigerians are paying the price for corruption in the electricity sector’ which was launched [...]

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    Ambode speaks on steps Lagos is taking to have 24-hour power supply

Ambode speaks on steps Lagos is taking to have 24-hour power supply

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says in the next three or six years, the state will generate 3,000 megawatts of electricity through its embedded power programme.The programme involves direct intervention in the power value chain for the purpose of achieving 24-hour power supply for Lagos.Speaking at a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja on [...]

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    Sam Amadi: I — not Jonathan — reversed electricity tariff

Sam Amadi: I — not Jonathan — reversed electricity tariff

Sam Amadi, former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did not order the reversal of electricity tariff in 2014. In the build-up to the 2015 general election, the commission announced an increase in electricity tariff, but it later suspended the action.Speaking at a public lecture in Lagos on Thursday, Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works [...]

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    Report ‘crazy’ bills to our offices, Ikeja Electric tells consumers

Report ‘crazy’ bills to our offices, Ikeja Electric tells consumers

The management of Ikeja Electric (IE) has appealed to consumers with complaints about its recent billings to lodge such report at the nearest business unit (BU) in their areas.Felix Ofulue, head, corporate communication unit of IE, said this during an interview with NAN.Ofulue said that series of complaints had reached the head office of IE as regard outrageous billing of consumers [...]

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    Estimated billing will soon end, DisCos assure customers

Estimated billing will soon end, DisCos assure customers

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) say they are working to fulfil their metering obligations to consumers with minimal power consumption in a bid to phase out estimated billing.The DisCos made this assurance in a statement signed by Azu Obiaya, chief executive officer of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED).They said that their metering targets, which was captured in the performance [...]

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