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    TCN: FG can’t provide free electricity — it’s propaganda

TCN: FG can’t provide free electricity — it’s propaganda

Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says the federal government cannot provide free electricity to Nigerians. The TCN is owned by the federal government, while the distribution and generation sub-sectors are controlled by private investors. The DisCos had announced that they were working with the federal government to provide free two-month electricity as palliatives to cushion the [...]

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    Mele Kyari: FG has paid over N200bn to power sector to improve supply

Mele Kyari: FG has paid over N200bn to power sector to improve supply

Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the federal government has paid N200 billion to the power sector towards improving electricity supply. Kyari disclosed the payment during a session with journalists after a meeting with Saleh Mamman, the minister of power, and Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). "Actually the federal government [...]

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    Power shortage persists as GenCos battle low gas supply

Power shortage persists as GenCos battle low gas supply

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the poor electricity supply in the country is as a result of the prevailing shortage of gas supply to power firms. On March 8, the transmission company had said the electricity supply challenge would be resolved in one week. However, in a statement on Monday the TCN noted that only three power generation companies (GenCos) [...]

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    Power shortage as 16 GenCos experience low gas supply

Power shortage as 16 GenCos experience low gas supply

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the current power shortage being experienced across the country is as a result of low gas supply. According to a statement by Ndidi Mbah, TCN's spokesperson, the shortage constrained the electricity generation companies (GenCos) from producing enough power. The TCN said the electricity supply challenge will be resolved in one week as the management of [...]

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    Flawed power sector privatisation produced weak DisCos, says TCN MD

Flawed power sector privatisation produced weak DisCos, says TCN MD

Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says mistakes made during the privatisation of the power sector produced weak electricity distribution companies (DisCos). The sector was privatised in 2013 with the distribution and generation sub-sectors sold to core investors. Speaking in Lagos on Monday, Mohammed said the laws were adjusted to allow bidding companies without capacity take charge [...]

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    NERC chairman: I have a dream that Nigerians will enjoy stable electricity one day

NERC chairman: I have a dream that Nigerians will enjoy stable electricity one day

James Momoh, chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says he has a dream that Nigerians will enjoy uninterrupted electricity supply one day. This is coming less than five days after the national grid collapsed twice within two hours, causing blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had said the frequent collapses of the grid cannot be totally avoided in [...]

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    Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram insurgents have cut off Maiduguri, Borno state capital, from the national electricity grid.  In a statement on Monday, Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the insurgents damaged the electricity equipment serving the state capital and its environs. She said the agency is making efforts to restore electricity supply in the area as soon as possible. "The [...]

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    TCN: We can’t avoid system collapses

TCN: We can’t avoid system collapses

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the frequent collapses of the national grid cannot be totally avoided. The grid had collapsed twice within two hours on Thursday, causing blackout across the country. In a statement on Friday, Ndid Mbah, TCN's spokesperson, said the development was as a result of the grid being operated without a spinning reserve. A spinning reserve is [...]

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    National grid collapses twice in two hours (updated)

National grid collapses twice in two hours (updated)

The national electricity grid collapsed twice in less than two hours on Thursday.  The system, which had collapsed around 12:37 on Thursday, resulting in power outage in some parts of the country, went down again around 2:15 pm. Ikeja Electric (IE) confirmed the development in a tweet. "Dear Customer, another system collapse was recorded at 14:15hrs today. Restoration efforts are ongoing. Kindly bear with [...]

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    ‘You cannot cheat Nigeria’ — TCN asks Togo, Benin to pay $9m electricity bills

‘You cannot cheat Nigeria’ — TCN asks Togo, Benin to pay $9m electricity bills

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has asked its international electricity customers to pay $9 million outstanding power bills. Speaking in Abuja, Usman Mohammed, managing director of TCN, said these countries will not be allowed to cheat Nigeria. Nigeria supplies electricity to Niger, Togo, and Republic of Benin Mohammed, who is also the chairman of West African Power Pool (WAAP), said the [...]

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    AfDB approves $210m to boost electricity transmission in Nigeria

AfDB approves $210m to boost electricity transmission in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $210 million to boost electricity transmission in Nigeria. In a statement on Thursday, Ndidi Mbah, general manager of public affairs at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the bank made the approval at its board meeting in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on Wednesday. Mbah said the money will be deployed in the NTEP-1 projects under [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: We won’t allow DisCos to continue estimated billing

Gbajabiamila: We won’t allow DisCos to continue estimated billing

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber will not allow electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to continue fleecing Nigerians with the estimated-billing system. Speaking on Wednesday when he hosted the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the speaker said the house will revisit the law against the practice. In January, the house passed a bill [...]

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    Nine hours of darkness as national grid collapses for the 10th time in 2019

Nine hours of darkness as national grid collapses for the 10th time in 2019

The national electricity grid recorded another collapse on Friday, throwing most parts of the country into darkness for nine hours. Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), told TheCable that the system collapse, which is the 10th this year, happened around 2:01 p.m., but that the grid was restored around 9:01 p.m. The incident was said to have led [...]

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    Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

The senate has advised the federal government to divest its 40% stake in electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to foreign investors. Senate President Ahmed Lawan gave this advice in Abuja when he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) led by Usman Mohammed, its managing director. In a statement by the TCN, Lawan said experts in the field should be [...]

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    Blackout in Port Harcourt as TCN disconnects DisCo

Blackout in Port Harcourt as TCN disconnects DisCo

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disconnected two 33kV feeders belonging to Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) from the national grid. In a statement on Friday, John Oyi, PHED’s corporate communications manager, said this has thrown some sections of Port Harcourt, Rivers state into darkness. He said the areas affected by the blackout are: state secretariat, government house, UTC area, [...]

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    Blackout looms as FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid

Blackout looms as FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid

The federal government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies from the national grid over "non-compliance with the conditions of market rules". DisCos are allegedly owing the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) N231 billion energy service debt. In notices issued by the market operator, an arm of the TCN, a directive was given for the suspension of - Eko, Enugu [...]

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