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Nigeria to reach 6,000 megawatts by March 2016 – Osinbajo

Nigeria to reach 6,000 megawatts by March 2016 – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the Federal Government had plans to distribute 6,000 megawatts of electricity in the country by the first quarter of 2016. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Mr. Osinbajo stated this at Kaleta in the Republic

Regulator threatens electricity firms for exploiting unmetered customers

Dissatisfied with the level of implementation of the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation by majority of the power distribution companies, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said it will soon commence enforcement of compliance with the terms of of their operational license. Consequently, the Commission said on Thursday that the DISCOs have been given

FG kicks against fixed electricity charges

The federal government has said the monthly fixed charges component of the electricity tariff collected from Nigerian consumers is not “a very good thing.” The permanent secretary of the ministry of power Godknows Igali stated this yesterday while addressing State House journalists after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry. Igali also


Nigeria has Capacity to Deliver 5,500mw of Electricity, Loses N1.5bn Yearly to Vandalism, says Nebo

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said on Friday that the Federal government had the capacity to deliver 5,500 megawatts of electricity to Nigerians regularly if there was adequate gas supply. Nebo said this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding


Solar Energy is Best Solution to Nigeria’s Power Challenge – Omatek CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Ventures Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki has said the best way to address the short fall in power generation and distribution and also cut down on wasteful consumption of electricity in the country, is to adopt solar energy. Seriki, who extended her business venture from  assembling and manufacturing of computers


Jonathan Commissions 504MW Alaoji Power Plant in Abia

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, commissioned the Phase I 504MW (Simple Cycle Gas) Alaoji Power Plant at Umuobasi-Ukwu, Abia State. Jonathan did the commissioning in Abia state where he stated that his administration remains committed to the improvement of the nation’s power supply. The plant is one of the 10 being built by the Niger


NERC Amends Zuma Energy’s 1,200mw Power Plant Licences

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued four on-grid licences to Zuma Energy Nigeria Ltd to operate a combined 1,200 megawatts (mws) power plant at Itobe, Kogi State. The licence is an amendment to an earlier one issued in 2011 to enable the company assign the licence to four different special purpose vehicles (SPVs)


Federal Government Misses 5,000Mw Electricity Generation Target

The Federal Government has failed to meet its target of generating and supplying 5,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity to Nigerians by end of this year. Today is the last day of 2014. Although there is a slight improvement in the generated power, it is still 887.71Mw less than the promised target. But the Transition Electricity

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