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6 Jun 2021
Unless the Distribution Companies and other stakeholders in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) address bottlenecks hindering adequate revenue collection, financial discipline introduced...
30 Oct 2020
Despite the Federal Government’s directive on nationwide mass-metering for electricity consumers, over six million users in Nigeria are still on estimated billing. The huge metering gap remains a key challenge in the industry, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), said in its’ first quarter (Q1) 2020 Operational Report on the country’s power sector. The NERC…
24 Oct 2019
Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), yesterday, said about N8.7 billion will be required yearly to comply with the remittance order set by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Calling the National Assembly to intervene in the current liquidity crisis in the power sector, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan,…
27 Aug 2019
The move by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to fully implement the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) designed in 2015 and the Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2019 has raised new arguments on the structure of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).   
29 May 2019
Experts in the energy sector have raised fresh concern over the poor state of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), saying the sector may collapse anytime soon unless government embarked on an urgent holistic review. The experts, gave the warning at the 2019 Energy Policy Roundtable on “Nigeria’s Electricity Challenges and Policy Bottlenecks,” in Abuja,…
20 May 2019
Alban William Housego Phillips, a New Zealand born economist, whose name was attached to post-war economics, was popularised by the term, “Phillips Curve”. The curve was all about establishing a relationship between inflation and unemployment rates. In other words, how much of inflation is needed to spur growth. His work really showed that there was…
17 Apr 2019
With about 4.7 million unmetered consumers projected to double in a couple of years, stakeholders in the energy sector have aligned with the federal government’s Meter Asset Provider (MAP) regulations to close the metering gap and its attendant challenges in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.     The Managing Director, Mojec International Limited, Chantelle Abdul, explained…
6 Mar 2019
Data from the Office of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinabajo, indicated that last month, Nigeria’s privatised power sector lost a total of N44.38 billion revenue due to constraints which included shortage of gas; grid unreliability and distribution limitations. The data obtained by The Guardian from the Advisory Power Team in Osinbajo’s office, showed that for…
6 Mar 2019
The Managing Director of Transmission of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed has said investment in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), particularly in transmission network risks further losses, if the Federal Government fails to provide policy direction that will address the lack of asset by distribution companies. Speaking yesterday in Abuja during a tour of some…
8 May 2018
Nigeria’s electricity generation capacity dropped from the 5,222.3 megawatts (MW) attained earlier this year to 2,329.9 MW on May 6.This meant that e country lost about 3,710.8MW due to gas, line and frequency constraints, which is the equivalent of N1.870billion, according to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
8 Jun 2017
Nigeria is losing $25 billion (N7.5 trillion at the current exchange rate of N305 per dollar) yearly due to irregular electricity supply.Besides, accumulated power sector cash deficits from January 2015 to December 2016 amounted to N931billion ($2.9 billion).
24 Jul 2016
The pronouncement of a Federal Court in Lagos reversing the recently introduced electricity tariff, has further pitched the nation’s electricity consumers against investors ...


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