New Ibom Power Plant Board To Complete Phase 2 Capacity

The newly inaugurated board of Ibom Power Plant (IPP) has promised to complete the second phase of 494MW before the end of its tenure. The Board Chairman, Mr Etido Inyang said this during the board maiden meeting with management in Uyo on Friday. He said that implementation of Ibom Power Phase 2 would be the…

Paris-based Company to Invest $280 Million To Boost Electricity In Nigeria

A Paris-based independent power company, GreenWish Partners has revealed its plans to boost the Nigerian power sector by investing the sum of $280 million. The power company which disclosed its plan to start production of power through the construction of solar-power plants in strategic locations in the country disclosed through its Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte……

Sokoto State Govt. spends N50m on electricity in Gada town

Sokoto State Government says it has spent over N50million to restore electricity to Gada town, headquarters of Gada Local Government in Illela town, Sokoto State. The Commissioner for Rural Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday. Maigwandu said that as a result of the investment……

Electricity: FG assures local investors of good support

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has assured local investors of the government’s readiness to support prospective investors in the power sector. Fashola gave the assurance on Monday during the commissioning of 115 Megawatt Gas Turbine 15 at Transcorp Power Company, Ughelli in Delta. The minister said gas was essential to……

Fashola Given 30-Day Ultimatum over Epileptic power supply

Following the epileptic power supply in the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has been given 30 days from now to revive the ailing power sector or resign his appointment as a minister of the federal republic. This ultimatum was given by the Campaign for Democracy, CD National Publicity Secretary of……

Ikeja Electric begins fresh enumeration of consumers, equipment

The management of Ikeja Electric (IE) says it has started a fresh enumeration of its consumers and equipment for efficient service delivery. Mr Felix Ofulue, the Head, Corporate Communications Unit of company, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Ofulue said the 2015 enumeration had challenges because some……

Discos mean business! Plunge Federal Secretariat into darkness over N350m debt

The power distribution companies may have carried out their threat to embark on massive disconnection of all government ministries, agencies and department owing them electricity bill. To that effect, greater part of Monday saw the Federal Secretariat in Garki, Abuja, in total darkness as information gathered showed that the complex was disconnected for owing the…

Plateau residents protest exorbitant electricity charges, threaten to sue JED PLC

A Coalition of Plateau Residents for Peace and Development, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the headquarters of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) in Jos, decrying outrageous and indiscriminate estimated billing system among others ongoing in the State. The residents who came out in their numbers threatened to sue JED if its prayers…

Lagos to achieve uninterrupted electricity by 2022 – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has disclosed plans by the state to generate 3,000 Megawatts, MW, of electricity through accelerated deployment of various embedded power plants in strategic locations within the next seven years. Ambode, who disclosed the plans after receiving report on embedded power technical committee at the State House, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja,……

US to pump $1b into Nigeria’s power sector

US On Power Sector In Nigeria Power Africa, an initiative by the US government to light up Africa, on Tuesday said it was planning to invest about one billion dollars on the power sector in Nigeria, the programme’s coordinator, Mr Andrew Herscowitz said. Herscowitz announced this in Abuja at a news conference on strengthening the…

Power generation companies release 3,632MWh of power on Feb.13 – Report

Twenty-eight electricity generating companies in Nigeria have released an average of 3,632MW/hour of power on Feb. 13, according to the website of the Nigerian Electricity Supply. The report, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, however, indicated that the power sector lost an estimated N817 million on February 13 due to constraints……