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Minister Blames Power Outages on Shortage of Gas and Management of Water Level

……….by Ibrahim Musa………..The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has blamed the current power outages on shortage of gas supply and management of water levels at the various hydro-power plants across the country. As a result Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced Nationwide. Engr. Mamman who described the situation as ...

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Electricity Generation Falls to 3,922MW, 11 Plants Idle

Electricity generation in the country fell below the 4,000 megawatts mark on Sunday as 11 plants were idle, even as several others suffered declines in the output. Total power generation fell to 3,922.2MW as of 6am on Sunday from 4,394MW on Saturday, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator. Eleven of the power plants on the national ...

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Osinbajo Commends NDPHC as FG Targets 5m Homes with Solar System

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited for playing leading role in Federal Government’s plan to provide electricity to 25 million Nigerians through off-grid connections to 5 million homes. Prof. Osinbajo gave the commendation at the launch of 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State. He ...

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BEDC, TCN Move to Solve Power Problems in Magboro, Others

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) says it is working assiduously with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to solve power challenges in Magboro, Ibafo and Mowe communities. The IBEDC’s Chief Technical Officer, Mr Akin Abiodun, stated this in a statement he released to journalists in Ibadan. “The attention of the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has ...

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NNPC Assures Kebbi State of Commitment to Renewable Energy Project

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to the partnership with the Government of Kebbi State for the production of biofuels, describing the project as viable and in tandem with the global transition to renewable energy.The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed this while receiving the Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu, ...

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EKEDC Celebrates With Customers On Easter, Assures Of Quality Service Delivery

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has congratulated Christians on this year’s Easter celebration. The Company in a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications Godwin Idemudia, said Easter is a time of reflection and gratitude to God for His demonstration of love to mankind. “We join Christians across the country to celebrate this year’s Easter. As we celebrate, we are ...

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Why Metering Under NMMP is Slow — Ikeja Electric

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc said on Friday that it had metered only some 24,000 customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NNMP) of the Federal Government flagged off in October 2020. Mr Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, IE, gave the figure at a news conference on Wednesday in Ikeja. He said that 106,701 customers of the electricity distribution company had ...

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Power Shortage Due to Load Shedding by TCN – DISCOs

Ikeja Electric and Eko Electricity, two of the nation’s major power distribution companies have attributed the drop in power supply in Lagos to a shortage in the allocation received from the national grid. The Discos informed their customers via Twitter that the reduction in power allocation resulted from load shedding by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, which manages the ...

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Electricity: 11 DISCOs Indebtedness to NBET Hits N510.53 Billion

The liquidity situation in Nigeria’s power sector has continued to witness downturn as the indebtedness of the Distribution Companies, DISCOs to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, NBET, increased to N510.53billion in 2020, indicating an increase of 11.2 per cent compared to N453.14billion, recorded in the corresponding period of 2019. This debt profile accrued due to the inability of the 11 ...

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