Lack of electricity killing Nigerian industries – Adesina

President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, on Tuesday lamented that a paucity of energy was negatively affecting the growth of Nigerian industries. Adesina made the comment while speaking at a meeting organised by the Manufacturers Association of…

Nigeria exporting electricity meters despite 5m deficit

As Nigeria continues to bill over five million electricity customers arbitrarily amid rising cost of electricity, some meter assemblers in the country have started exporting the facility to other African countries to survive alleged federal government’s flawed policies. The novel…

Solar power now cheaper than grid in hundreds of Chinese cities (KoamNewsNow)

Solar energy in hundreds of Chinese cities is now cheaper than electricity supplied by the national grid, and it can even compete with coal-fired power in 75 of them, a new study has found. Some 344 Chinese cities were found…

Electricity firms cut power supply to patients on life support (Punch)

Two electricity companies have each been fined 40,000 Australian dollars (US $28,589) for cutting power to people on life support, it was announced on Tuesday. “The firms Energex and Evoenergy were found to have put lives in danger during planned…

Completion of 330 KVA Transmission line in Damaturu Boosts Power in Yobe (NTA)

Artisans and entrepreneurs in Damaturu have pledged to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019 due to the completion of the 330KVA transmission line in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the completion of the transmission line…

EEDC berates illegal distribution of electricity in Imo (Vanguard)

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, yesterday cried out over the illegal distribution of electricity to members of the public by unauthorised persons. The Head of Media and Communication of EEDC, Southeast zone, Emeka Eze disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri.…

Customer allegedly owes IKEDC N200,000, assaults official trying to disconnect his building (Punch)

For allegedly beating up an electricity official and damaging his ladder, a 48-year-old driver, Isaac Alegbe, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Alegbe, a resident of Ojokoro, Ijaiye, Lagos, is being tried for damage and…

To distribute 20,000MW, Discos need $4bn investment by 2021- TCN (ThisDay)

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that electricity distribution companies (Discos) would have to invest about $4 billion over the next three years to be able to match its ongoing expansion of the national grid to take up…

TCN targets 20,000MW of electricity by 2021 (Thisday)

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has promised that it would attain the capacity to transmit 20,000 megawatts of electricity to Nigerians by 2021. TCN’s Managing Director, Mr. Usman Mohammed gave the assurance Monday during the inauguration of the 1x60MVA,…

7 conditions Nigeria FG must meet to avoid ‘total darkness’ in country- Gencos

Power generation companies (Gencos) in Nigeria have listed six conditions that must be met by the federal government or they shut down their operations. The conditions listed below are coming after the distribution companies (Discos) kicked against the FG’s selection…

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