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Government proposes model to end estimated electricity billing in three years
The policy paper, which was released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has the backing of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
Firm rallies manufacturers on off-grid power solutions’ adoption
Worried about a possible increment in electricity tariff amidst rising operational costs and power shortages, Cummins and Power Gas has rallied local manufacturers on the adoption of its compressed natural gas solution.
Expectations high at resolving Nigeria’s energy crisis
Currently, the Distribution Companies (DisCos) and TCN are increasing pressure for recapitalisation of the power sector for efficient service delivery.
Discos suffer yearly capex shortfall of N71.2b
The Federal Government, which made this disclosure in the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), said the DisCos face many challenges and constraints in terms of accessing funding capex.
Fashola faults call for cancellation of power sector privatisation
Fashola said although he agreed that there were problems with privatization, four years was not enough to change what could not be done in 60 years in the electricity distribution sector.
Manufacturers reject monthly review of electricity tariff
The Kwara Branch of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has kicked against the monthly review of electricity tariff by Distributing Companies (Discos) in the country.
TCN seeks end to load rejections with new appointments
TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, restated the company’s resolve that the appointment of TCN/DisCos interface focal persons would upscale power delivery to distribution load centers in the country.
Discos blame government for rejection of allocated electricity
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, insists that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) now has the capacity to transmit 6,500mw of electricity.
Fashola urges power stakeholders to co-operate with NERC
Fashola, who made the appeal in Lagos at the 19th power sector operators’ meeting, said that the NERC needed stakeholders’ support to complete regulations for metering service providers and eligible customers.
NBET owes GenCos N31.7billion in May
Apart from this amount, the Executive Secretary of Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Dr. Joy Ogaji, had calculated the arrears of debts owed to GenCos by NBET at over N500billion.
Metering of electricity consumers is not a monopoly for Discos - Fashola
Fashola said this at the 18th meeting of stakeholders in the nation’s power sector. He said that it was true that the DisCos had the obligation to meter electricity customers.
‘Electricity no longer social service, you have to pay’
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has asked power consumers in the country to pay for the services because power was no longer a social service but an essential service that must be paid for.