Ogaji: Power sector grinding to a halt due to debts
About 3, 000 megawatt (mw) is idling away while the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and distribution companies (Discos) are bandying words.
Reps move to sanction DISCOs over estimated electricity billing
The House of Representatives yesterday threatened legislative action against excessive billing of electricity consumers.Chairman, House ad hoc Committee on Curbing Excessive Electricity Charges, Israel Ajibola, dropped the hint in Kano.
More hurdles to attaining regular electricity supply in Nigeria
Nigeria has about 11,165 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity generating capacity, out of which only about 25 per cent is available and operational due to gas constraints.Again, about seven per cent of the generated electricity is lost across the transmission network.
‘Provision of prepaid meters to consumers sole responsibility of Discos’
Contrary to claims in some quarters that there is a shortage, the Chief Executive Officer. Momas System, Engr. Kola Balogun, has said there are enough of pre-paid meters in country to satisfy the needs of consumers, noting that the problem associated with industry is lack of liquidity. Speaking in Lagos, he disclosed that injection of…
Fashola urges Discos to improve distribution equipment
The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Monday called on Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to improve their distribution networks to supply more electricity to Nigerians. Fashola made the call at the 26th Power sector meeting hosted by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Umuahia, Abia State. He also urged the DisCos…
FG gives DisCos investment work plan for unutilised power
The Federal Government said it will present to electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) with investments work plan to build 33/11/0.415kV lines and distribution substations to utilise the 2,000 megawatts (MW) generated but currently unutilised.
Consumers , the GENCOs & DISCOs
The efficiency of electricity generation and distribution across Nigeria, since the post-privatization era, is open to different interpretation by corporate and individual consumers across the country.
NERC moves against DisCos’ planned declaration of force majeure
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that it will not allow the electricity distribution companies’ (DisCos) notice of declaration of force majeure to get into crisis situation in the power sector.
Why United Capital is passionate about Nigeria’s power sector, by Akinremi
As a first step, both the private sector and the public sector will need to have an alignment of interests being the development of the economy as a whole whilst ensuring the financial viability of the employed strategy.
Fashola urges Nigerians to embrace solar energy
Fashola advised Nigerians to invest in solar energy as solar energy remained energy for the future. “Solar energy is very important to reach Nigerians living in various communities that are difficult to reach by the Disco.