Benin Electricity Distribution Company
Reps order probe of 10-year outage in Osun council, others
The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Committee on Power to interface with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and the Nigerian Electricity...
Ondo council boss intensifies effort to curb transformer theft
To ensure the rapid development of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, the Chairman, Abayomi Adesanya, has intensified effort towards curbing Transformer theft. He also named Ilutitun Broad Street after HRM. (Late) Oba Daniel Ikusika Juba, the Rebuja of Osooro Land, a close associate of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Consumers’ long, tiring wait for pre-paid meters: MAPs as failing scheme?
On April 3, 2018, The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), introduced a meter asset providers (MAPs) regulation to fast-track the roll-out of meters through the engagement of third-party investors and end estimated billing. The commission had issued permits to licensed firms to begin massive roll-out of new meters by May 1. Several weeks after, consumers’…
BEDC begins enumeration programmes in franchise states
The management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has begun enumeration programme in its franchise areas of Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Transformation and Strategic Officer of BEDC in Benin, Mr. Ernest Edgar. The statement said the exercise was in compliance with the directive…
Ondo community protests against estimated billing three weeks after ending 48-month outage
Residents of Ode-Aye community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have decried the arbitrary services and estimated charges by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) after 48 months of mass disconnection from the national grid. The community, under the aegis of Bring Back Our Light (BBOL), a pressure group campaigning for the restoration of…
‘BEDC not responsible for four-week outage in Benin City’
Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has urged residents in Benin City, Edo State, not to blame the company for the recent power outage witnessed in some parts of the state capital. The appeal came on the heels of recent power outage in several parts of the state capital for over three weeks. Head of the…
FG begins rehabilitation of electrical facilities in Ondo
The Federal Government has begun rehabilitation of electrical facilities neglected for over 10 years in Ondo South Senatorial District. Some residents in Ode-Aye, Okiipupa, Igbokoda and Irele confirmed this when a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) visited the communities on Monday. According to them, the Niger-Delta Power Holding Company Ltd (NDPHCL) has…
BEDC worker electrocuted
An employee of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mr. Daisi Isaac Aregbesola, aged 38, was electrocuted in Akure, Alagbaka area of Ondo State yesterday when trying to fix a faulty public utility pole. The incident, which happened around 5p.m. attracted some passersby, mostly motorists, who tried in vain to save the life of Aregbesola, as his…
Group chides BEDC over alleged poor electricity supply in Delta community
Members of a socio-cultural and non-political organization based in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State ‘Otu Nmu Ebon’ have chided the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over its alleged poor electricity supply to residents in the area.
Olubiyo: Too much interest to make government revisit power privatisation
The global understanding of the term ‘investment’, particularly when it has to do with inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), is for the investors to produce something different from what it used to be.
Days after installing transformers, suspected vandals cart away cables worth N4m
Suspected cable thieves operating within Owa-Nta Aliosimi community in Ika North East Local Council of Delta State have allegedly vandalized the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC)’s transformers and carted away valuables worth N4 million.