DISCOs adventures, consumers’ agony and Osinbajo’s strategy
There has not been a good performance indicator on the DISCOs operations across the country since they scrambled for the partition of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
In search of a lasting solution to power sector challenges
Last week, the Presidency touted the need for recapitalisation of the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) in the country citing the firms’ lackluster performance and parlous infrastructure that cannot deliver uninterrupted power supply to consumers.
My prepaid meter ordeal in hands of Abuja Electricity company — Customer
As a Nigerian, the daily reality of bad governance and poor service delivery means one has to create a defence mechanism to cope with the never-ending stream of shocking realities. If it is not the telecom giants siphoning one’s Internet data with impunity, it would be the banks silently robbing customers through brainless charges that have no basis in reality.
Power sector reforms making steady progress—Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government’s power sector reforms are already yielding results as steady progress is being recorded in power generation, transmission and distribution capacities on the national grid.
Nasarawa government to build 100 mw coal power plant
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to utilise the coal deposit in Obi Local Government Area to build a 100-megawatt electricity power plant. The governor stated this on Friday at a ceremony to flag-off work on solar-powered streetlights in Obi.
Deceit and social injustice in estimated electricity billing
The menace of estimated electricity billing on non-metered buildings by the electricity distribution companies is worse than any form of social injustice anyone can think of. Despite what the regulations say, the effrontery with which the personnel of these companies embarks on their revenue drive at the expense of innocent people makes one wonder whether…
Poor electricity: Fashola seeks support for NERC to sanction erring operators
The former Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged stakeholders to support the regulator in the power sector, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in exercising its powers to sanction erring operators, who refuse to serve consumers efficiently.
NERC promises to begin mass metering of electricity consumers August 1
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that it will begin mass meter deployment, installation and customer registration/network cleanup for the 4.7 million electricity customers that are unmetered in the country beginning from August 1, 2019.
Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends
A power outage that gripped New York's Manhattan ended on Saturday after it plunged Broadway theaters into darkness, brought subways to a halt and flicked off billboards in Times Square.
‘192 Million in ECOWAS sub-region lack access to electricity’
About 192 million of the 330 million people living in West Africa do not have access to electricity. The Executive Director, Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Mr. Mahamah Kappiah, disclosed this during an oversight visit by members of ECOWAS Parliament to the centre in Praia,…
Subsidy on PMS, electricity: Stakeholders weigh options
The unending subsidy regime on Premium Motor Spirit and government’s continuous intervention in the power sector do not only drain the nation’s economy, but also retard the development of oil and gas, as well as the power sector. Some economic experts and stakeholders are of the view that subsidy payment itself does not constitute an…