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According to the interim managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, TCN and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) are planning to build a second 330kV transmission line to boost electricity supply to Benin by 2021.
The Interim Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Gur Mohammed said the firm targets 20,000 megawatts (mw) transmission capacity in the next three years, reports Daily Trust.
O’FEMI KOLAWOLE travelled hundreds of kilometres on the roads of the five states in Nigeria’s south-east for an on-the-spot investigation of the state of electricity supply in the region. Visiting places such as Enugu, Abakaliki, Aba, Owerri, Nnewi and Onitsha, he interviews scores of residents, small and medium scale entrepreneurs, top business owners and key stakeholders to get their first-hand accounts of the power situation in the zone which is home to millions of Nigerians, thousands of artisans and many of Nigeria’s billionaire businessmen, traders and merchants. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Residents and entrepreneurs lament poor state of electricity supply in zone Most consumers yet to be provided pre-paid meters by Enugu DisCo Consumers accuse EEDC of poor services, arbitrary charges and massive rip-off DisCo denies allegations, slams consumers for illegal connections and MDAs for unpaid bills EEDC speaks to TheCable on what it is doing to close the metering gap Stakeholders highlight ways the power sector can “realistically” deliver stable electricity If you are running what is basically a medical charity and your electricity bill doubles, triples and even quadruples in a couple of years, you will fall ill yourself. That is the experience of Mile 4 Maternity Hospital, a Catholic mission-owned medical institution which attends to pregnant women from within and outside Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state. Reputed for quality services, the hospital was paying just about N250,000 monthly electricity bill three years ago, but now pays N1.2 million, according to Emelda Ugwu , its primary health care coordinator. Ugwu: N1.2 million bill throws us off-balance Before the privatisation of distribution companies (DisCos) in 2013, the hospital’s bills hardly hit N300,000 every month. However, the bills began to rise unstoppably, moving to N700,000 and later N900,000. This was despite the fact that the hospital had a pre-paid meter aside its…
Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Kano Electricity Distribution Companies were the worst-performing companies among the 11 distribution companies, according to the second quarter 2017 performance scorecards released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), THISDAY has learnt.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria says poor power supply has remained the bane of manufacturing in Nigeria.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Monday stated that the federal government would be open to welcome new and tangible offers that would lead to it divesting its 40 per cent shares in the 11 electricity distribution companies (Disco) in the country.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to host the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and other experts to a policy dialogue on the power sector, The Punch reports.
SEVEN Energy International Limited, the leading integrated gas company in south east Nigeria, with upstream oil and gas interests in the region, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Seven Energy Finance Limited and Accugas Limited, has announced that all the conditions precedent to the long term Gas Sales Agreement for the supply of gas by Accugas Limited to the Calabar Nigerian Integrated Power Project (the “Calabar GSA”) have been satisfied. It added that the start date of the Calabar GSA was September 22, 2017.
Nigeria will transfer its current bilateral power supply deal with the Communauté Électrique du Bénin (CEB), and Société Nigerienne d’Electricité (NIGELEC), to the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc to regularise the power purchase agreements (PPAs), the permanent secretary in the ministry of power, Mr. Louis Edozien, has disclosed.