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TCN energises second Asaba-Benin 330kv transmission line

 The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it had successfully energised the second Asaba-Benin 330kv power transmission line. A statement by TCN General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs. NdidiMbah, in Abuja on Thursday said the line was energised on November 3. TCN...

FG recovers $64.6m electricity debt from international customers

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had recovered 64.6 million dollars electricity debt from its international customers. Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola announced this at the 21st monthly power sector meeting in Asaba. Fashola, in...

Prepaid meters: Don’t pay for installation, Eko Disco tells consumers

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday warned consumers within its network against paying its personnel for installation of the company’s prepaid meters. The General Manager, Corporate Communication, EKEDC Mr. Godwin Idemudia, gave the warning in in...

Company spends N100m to install Usman Danfodio University transformer

The Kaduna Electric Distribution Plc, said it spent N100 million to purchase and install 7.5MVA transformer at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto in Sokoto State. The Managing Director of the company, Mr.Garba Haruna, disclosed this on Sunday in Sokoto. The...

Vandalism: Enugu DisCo secures conviction, remand of offenders

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has secured the conviction of one person and remand of two others in Enugu Maximum Prisons over vandalism within the past two weeks. The EEDC’s Head of Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in Enugu...

400 illegal structures under high tension lines for demolition in Jos

The Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) said it will commence demolition of 400 illegal structures built under high tension electricity lines in the state. The General Manager of the board, Mr. Matthias Hata, said in Jos on Thursday that the...

 Don’t approve plans for building under high tension cables- NERC

The National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has called on the Cross River State Government to stop approving plans for buildings to be constructed under high tension cables to avoid cases of electrocution. The Vice-Chairman of NERC, Mr. Sanusi Garba, made...

NERC presents eligible customer regulation to Fashola

*Minister urges speedy work on meter regulation The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has received the regulations guiding the Eligible Customer policy in the electricity sector with an appeal to members of the public...

NNPC/Agip JV to expand Okpai power plant by 480Mw

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Joint Venture is set to boost the Federal Government power generation aspiration by 480 megawatts (Mw) through the completion of its Okpai Phase II Independent Power...

Senate probes Power Ministry over alleged $35m expenditure

The Senate said it will probe allegation levelled against the Ministry of Power that it spent $35 million on a project that was not appropriated for by the National Assembly. This was sequel to a Point of Order raised by...

Ikeja Electric announces 8 days impending power outage in Lagos

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc on Wednesday said there would be interruption of power supply to some parts of Lagos from November 3 to November 10. Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Felix Ofulue, said in Lagos the outage was part of the...

Don’t tamper with our meters, equipment, Eko Disco warns consumers

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Wednesday warned consumers not to tamper with its meters, equipment and other installations in their areas. The EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communications Unit, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, gave the warning in Lagos. According to...

Reps want structures under high power cables demolished

The House of Representatives on Wednesday called for the demolition of structures erected under high electricity tension cables to prevent incidents. The House also urged the Police and other relevant agencies to support the exercise and maintain surveillance around the...

EEDC engage bill collection agents

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said it has engaged the services of bill collection agents as part of its efforts to expand its bill payment platforms. The Head of Communications Department of EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, disclosed this...

NGO urges AEDC to provide meters to FCT satellite communities

The Downtrodden People’s Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to accelerate metering of its customers in satellite communities of the FCT. Its President, Mr. Tijani Olabode, in a statement in Abuja on...

Gwagwa community in FCT decries epileptic power supply, outrageous billings

Residents of Gwagwa Community in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have decried epileptic power supply and outrageous billing in the area. Some of the residents, who spoke on Tuesday in the area, described the development as worrisome.According to the residents,...

Efficient power supply catalyst for nation building, says PCN boss

National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akoh, on Sunday, said regular and efficient power supply remained the catalyst for maximisation of the nation’s entrepreneurial capacity. He said this during the first anniversary of Shagmus Nigeria Integrated Service...

FG plans increase of power generation to 20,000Mw – Minister

The Federal Government said on Friday that its plan to generate 20, 000 megawatts of electricity over the next four years was on course. The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri, gave the assurance in Funtua, Katsina State...

FEC approves 2018 draft budget, Road Trust Fund, 14km transmission line

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved 2018 draft budget proposal, Road Trust Fund (RTF) and the construction of 14-kilometre 330KVA transmission line to evacuate power from Azura power plant in Edo. These were the decisions taken by the council...

Invest in solar energy, Fashola urges Nigerians

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday urged Nigerians to invest in solar energy to reduce pressure on national grid. Fashola gave the advised in Lagos at a book launch titled “Solar Electricity Generation for off-...

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Buhari’s achievements laudable in spite inheriting empty purse

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...