• Eko Disco apologises to Lagos residents for prolonged blackout

    Eko Disco apologises to Lagos residents for prolonged blackout

    The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Saturday apologised to customers over continuous shortage of electricity supply.

    A statement by Mr Godwin Idemudia, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications in Lagos, blamed the shortage on a drastic reduction in the amount of electricity coming to EKEDC from the national grid.

    According to the statement, the company could only distribute what was allocated to it from the national grid.

    “We are, therefore, appealing to all our customers to bear with us as […]

  • Power generation at Egbin drops by 84% to 172MW

    Power generation at Egbin drops by 84% to 172MW

    Nigeria is set to experience a prolonged epileptic power supply as generation from the Egbin station crashed to a record low of 172 megawatts on Tuesday, down from 1,085MW on March 15.

    According to industry data, eight of the nation’s 26 power plants were idle on Tuesday.

    Generation from Egbin, which is located in Lagos, with an installed capacity of 1,320MW, was said to have been limited to 172MW largely due to gas supply shortages.

    Its units ST3, 4 and 5 were out […]

  • Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Transparency group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accoun3, has sent a letter to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, requesting him to urgently “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007.”

    SERAP said the request was brought “pursuant to Section 52 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, and the letter and spirit of the […]

  • Total blackout looms as power companies lament enormous debt

    Total blackout looms as power companies lament enormous debt

    Nigeria may be plunged into total blackout as power generation and distribution companies say over N400bn debt owed them are stifling their operations.

    While GENCOs’ debt is put at over N300bn, DISCOs have complained of being owed about N100bn by customers.

    With such a huge debt burden, the power firms said they lack the funding required for their operations, including the purchase of equipment and spare parts.

    The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Dr. Joy Ogaji, said, “The debt is over […]

  • Over 1 million Nigerians in Magboro, Ibafo have not had electricity for 10 years – Rep cries out

    Over 1 million Nigerians in Magboro, Ibafo have not had electricity for 10 years – Rep cries out

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Works/Power/Housing to urgently complete power projects in Magboro, Ibafo and 198 other communities in Ogun State with a view to linking the areas to the national grid.

    It said the communities in Ibafo town in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, had more than one million inhabitants, but were left without electricity for “more than 10 years.”

    It observed that lack of power supply had led to […]

  • Federal Government ready to spend $150 million on electricity -Fashola

    Federal Government ready to spend $150 million on electricity -Fashola

    Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Raji Fashola, has expressed the Federal Governments readiness to spend 150 million dollars on rural electrification.

    He disclosed this today in Abuja at a business forum on ‘’Financing Opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector’’

    He said government would use 44 tertiary institutions and small hydro dams in the rural areas as anchors for the electrification programme.

    Fashola said the money would be deployed towards providing Independent Power Plants (IPPs) to supply electricity to tertiary institutions […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim, has promised to restore electricity supply in the south senatorial district of the state.

    Ibrahim made the promise when he started his campaign in Okitipupa Local Council area on Wednesday.The candidate said he would ensure that the areas were connected to regular electricity supply within his first three months in office.

    He condemned the “I don’t care” attitude of the outgoing administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the protracted outage in the […]

  • No plan to increase electricity tariff – DISCOs

    No plan to increase electricity tariff – DISCOs

    It was gathered that the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors on Wednesday said it had no plan to increase the current tariff being paid by consumers.

    The ANED Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Mr. Sunday Oduntan, said that the Distribution Companies had not submitted any proposal to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff increase.

    He said, “It is not true that we want to increase the tariff by 200 per cent because we do not have any right to do so.

    “When […]

  • Abuja DISCO to procure, install 80,000 meters free of charge to electricity consumers – MD

    Abuja DISCO to procure, install 80,000 meters free of charge to electricity consumers – MD

    According to reports, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company says it will procure and install 80,000 meters free of charge to more customers under its mass metering project.

    A statement by AEDC’s Head, Public Relations and Media, Ahmed Shekarau, stated that the Managing Director of AEDC, Ernest Mupwaya, announced this when the management of Bureau of Public Enterprises visited the AEDC office.

    Mupwaya said the meters were in addition to the 57,000 installed for customers through the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation.

    He […]

  • FG plans 45,101MW electricity generation by 2030

    FG plans 45,101MW electricity generation by 2030

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has unveiled a sustainable energy for All-Agenda (SE4ALL-AA) that would increase Nigeria’s power generation the present 3,000 Mega Watts (MW) to 45,101MW by 2030.

    Government planned to achieve this target gradually from the present 3,121MW from fossil fuel to 18,200MW by 2030.

    The Federal Government, which disclosed this its Sustainable Energy For All Action Agenda document obtained by The Guardian on Tuesday, also expected renewable energy generation to reach 13,800MW.

    It declared that by 3030, the […]

  • Nigeria electricity challenge man-made, says Fashola

    Nigeria electricity challenge man-made, says Fashola

    Former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said, yesterday, that Nigeria’s electricity problem is man-made.

    Fashola, who spoke at the maiden edition of Made in Nigeria Festival taking place at Eko Atlantic, Lagos, said his blueprint for the power sector is in three phases: power-generation, steady supply of power and uninterrupted power supply.

    He has also pledged to ensure the power sector works to the point where Nigeria has uninterrupted power supply.

    Speaking on man-made […]