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Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Confirmation of Garba as NERC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking for the screening and confirmation of of Engr. Sanusi Garba as Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). In this regard and if confirmed by the Senate, Garba will be replacing Professor James Momoh from Edo State, South South. Also to be confirmed are: Dr. Musiliu Olalekan Oseni as ...

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Power supply’ll increase to 7,000MW in one year — NDPHC Boss

The Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Chiedu Ugbo, projects that power supply will increase from the about 5,000 megawatts currently available to 7,000MW in one year. How would describe the progress of power generation in Nigeria The installed capacity in the country as 1999 was between 5,000 to 6,000MW. When I say installed, I mean the nameplate of ...

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NERC Orders Discos to Put on Hold SRT

…….by Musa Ibrahim……………. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed all Discos to put on hold the Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) but to maintain the old tariff rate. .Chairman of the commission, James Momoh, said Discos had been asked to abide by the latest directive from the Federal Government which suspended the implementation of the new electricity tariffs for ...

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FG Extends Suspension of Electricity Tariff by a Week

by Musa Ibrahim…………. The federal government has extended the suspension of the electricity Tarif by another one week to enable the committee that was set up to work out in details the modalities and close other gaps that may arise between the government and labour in the course of their on going negotiation over the review of the tariff. The ...

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NERC Defends 14-day Suspension of Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said its recent suspension for 14 days of the newly approved electricity tariff for distribution companies (Discos) in the country was backed by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2003 (EPSRA). NERC in a document jointly signed by its Chairman, Prof. James Momoh and the Commissioner for Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Mr. Dafe ...

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Siemens Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Nigeria

Siemens Energy, an energy company that provides energy solutions, is celebrating the anniversary of its 50th year of conducting business in Nigeria. The company said it entered the Nigerian market in 1970. In a statement signed by Robin Zimmermann, head of communications, Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG, the company said it continues to develop innovative electrification, automation ...

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Electricity Charges: IBEDC Reverts to Old Tariff

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), has complied with the suspension order on the Service Reflective Tarrif (SRT), and reverted to the old tarrif as at Aug. 31. This is contained in a statement signed by Angela Olanrewaju, the company’s Head, Branding and Corporate Communication. The statement was made available on Saturday in Ibadan. The company in the statement titled ...

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DISCOS Reluctant to Implement New Tariff Suspension

by James Ikenna…………….. ………. Power average 32,799,114MWh in 2019……. Despite the agreement between labour and the federal government to suspend the new electricity tariff there are instructions that some Distribution companies (Discos) are still charging the new Tariff. After the agreement between labour and government the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC), on Tuesday issued directive that Discos should suspend the ...

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Industrial Clusters in Lagos to Enjoy Increase Power Supply From NDPHC

Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) on Wednesday said it was intensifying efforts to increase power supply to industrial clusters in Lagos and Ogun States through its Eligible Customer drive. Mr Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director, NDPHC, made this known while speaking with newsmen after an inspection visit to Olorunsogo Power Generation Company in Ogun. Ugbo said the management of NDPHC ...

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Labour Accuses FG of Squandering N1.7tr in 7 Sears on Power Sector

……….Says tariff will continue to increase as power generation remains at 4000 megawatts………… The Power Sector arm of Nigeria’s Organised Labour yesterday raised the alarm that the Federal Government has spent over N1.7trillion on power sector’s privatisation over the last seven years with the Distribution Companies and the Generating Companies as the largest beneficiaries without visible improvement in power generation. ...

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