Azura Power plant controversy: Presidency to meet Senate

Details have emerged on the agreement between the Federal Government and the Azura Power Plant, indicating that the Power Purchase Agreement, PPA, became operational in April 2013 with other aspects of the agreement coming to force years before the present administration. A Presidency official weekend, also confirmed that senior Federal Government officials would be communicating with the Senate to clarify …

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23 megawatts Calabar power plant waiting on PHEDC for evacuation – Ayade

The dream of Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade of delivering regular power supply to Calabar metropolis with the construction of a 23 megawatt power plant will soon become a reality. Governor Ayade who disclosed this Tuesday, during an inspection of the plant, said the government was waiting for Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company’s final nod to hook up …

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Consumers to pay more for power supply

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has increased the tariff payable by power consumers across the country. Findings from various documents obtained from the NERC on Wednesday in Abuja showed that beginning from next year, power consumers will have to pay an additional sum of between N8 and N14 for every kilowatt-hour of energy provided by their …

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Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Electricity generation companies in the country have said they will be forced to shut down their power plants if the challenges facing them are not addressed. The Association of Power Generation Companies, the umbrella body for the Gencos, said on Monday that the recent decline in available generation capability could be traced to the various challenges experienced by the Gencos …

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LCCI urges federal government to liberalise power sector

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to liberalise the power sector for efficient service delivery. Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, LCCI’s President also advised the government to provide support to the investors so that they could remain in business. Speaking with reporters in Lagos on “The State of the Economy, he also expressed support …

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Transmission Company of Nigeria inaugurates substation in Adamawa

The Nigerian Government has restated its commitment to improving power supply to boost economic activities in the Northeast. Mr Usman Gur, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said this on Monday at the inauguration of 132/33 KV substation with 1×40 MVA transformer in Mayo-Belwa town, Adamawa. He said the North/East had been experiencing low voltage …

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TCN installs five new transformers in Enugu, Kaduna and Niger

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has completed the installation of five new power transformers in Bida Substations, Niger, Enugu and Kaduna States. The transformers include a 60MVA transformer at Bida Substation, another 60MVA in Suleija Substation both in Niger State; 2X60MVA at New Haven Substation in Enugu State and 60MVA in Zaria Substation in Kaduna State. TCN has also …

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Federal govt tasks on alternative power generation

A Professor of Physics, Adenike Boyo, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to encourage independent electricity generation through solar panels by giving incentives to consumers and suppliers. Boyo gave this advice at the 65th Inaugural Lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), titled: “The Burning and Shining Light”. She said the government had an important role to play in promoting …

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