Power supply: FG secures $170m loan from French agency

November 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has said it secured a loan of $170 million from the French Development Agency to be used to facilitate the transmission of transformers from Siemens under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. This was stated by the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, during the inspection of transmission projects in the FCT Read More

Prompt payment’ll lead to improved power supply, AEDC tells Niger consumers

August 31, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has called on electricity consumers in Niger to pay their bills promptly. The company said the prompt payment of bills would stimulate improvement in power supply. The Supervisor Control Engineer, AEDC, Niger Region, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris, who spoke in an interview in Minna, Idris said there was no going back on the latest improvement Read More

Siemens: Nigeria’s mega transformers pass factory acceptance test – Official

July 30, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Mega Transformers ordered by the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) have successfully undergone factory acceptance test at Siemens’ transformers factory in Trento, Italy, a statement from the office of the minister of power has said. According to the statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power, Read More


Why power outage persists in Abuja, environ – FG

June 4, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Federal Government on Saturday said the partial shutdown of Oben gas plant was responsible for the dip in power generation across the country. This occurred as the power generation for Abuja, and its environs dropped by 421.37MW, which makes the generated power to drop to 228.63MW from the usual 650MW. Recall that some major cities have, in the last Read More

For the fourth time in 2022, national grid collapses, plunges Nigeria into darkness

April 9, 2022 Editor 0

For the fourth time in 2022, the National grid has collapsed, plunging the some part of the country in darkness. Every month since the current year started, Nigerians have experienced grid collapse. Both the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) revealed that the sudden power outage on Friday evening interrupted supply in their areas of Read More

Outages: FG announces fresh measures, to inject 1950MW to national grid

March 19, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Federal Government, Saturday, disclosed it readiness to add 1950 megawatts to the national grid following the blackouts experienced across the country recently.Recall that there were blackouts across the country between Monday and Tuesday last week, which was attributed to the national grid collapses. The national grid lost about 1,100MW generation capacity as a consequence of simultaneous disruptions in gas supply Read More

TCN takes delivery of 15 new transformers to increase power supply

February 16, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN) says it had taken delivery of 15 new power transformers that would increase power supply in the country. Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Pubic Affairs, announced this in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday. Mbah said the transformers comprised ten 60 MegaVolt Ampree(MVA) 132/33kV and five150MVA 330/132kV capacity transformers. The transformers, retrieved from the Read More

Why FG sacked AEDC management – NERC, BPE

December 8, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has revealed reasons behind the sack of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over the strike by the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE). A statement issued by the Chairman NERC, Sanusi Garba, and the Director General Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Alex A. Okoh on Wednesday, debunked news leading to Read More

Nigerians to pay more for electricity as FG jerks up meter price

November 13, 2021 Editor 0

Again, it appears that consumers of electricity in Nigeria are in for a hard time as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently approved an upward review of unit price of meters. According to a statement made available to newsmen, the price review takes effect from November 15, ç 2021. The affected meter types are the Single Phase Meter and Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Seplat Energy committed to sustainable power supply to Oben Cottage Hospital – CEO

October 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Energy Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian and London stock exchanges, has commissioned the project for power supply to Oben Cottage Hospital from its Oben gas facility at Oben Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, as part of the Company’s continuous community development programmes. This is in line with Seplat’s mandate to Read More

Port Harcourt Electricity loses 215 transformers to vandals

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has raised the alarm that over 215 of its electricity transformers have been vandalized in the last few weeks in Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Cross River states. To this end, the Disco has appealed to members of the public to desist from the despicable act of tampering with its network, fittings, meters, Read More

Wärtsilä’s O&M agreement guarantees reliable power supply to Lafarge

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The technology group, Wärtsilä has signed a 5-year long-term Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Lafarge Africa Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading building material producers. The agreement covers the 100 MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant, which provides a dedicated supply of electricity to the company’s concrete and cement manufacturing processes. Signing of the O&M agreement took place in July 2021, Read More

Citadel Views Estate to provide constant, affordable power via solar

September 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Citadel Views Estate (CVE), a leading sustainable residential housing development company, is providing access to constant and affordable power supply for its prospective residents in the Sangotedo area of Lagos State. Deploying cutting-edge solar energy solutions and biogas sewage treatment system, Citadel Views Estate is perhaps, the first of its kind in Lagos, with a housing model focused on sustainable Read More


Chinese firm to establish smart metering plant in Bayelsa

September 15, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A Chinese high-tech company, Clou, and its Nigerian partners, Jumbo Goois Global Services, are set to establish a smart prepaid metering   assembly factory in Bayelsa state. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jumbo Goois Global Services, Mr. Timipre Ogoibiri, who led the delegation, disclosed this at Government House, Yenagoa, during a presentation to Governor Douye Diri on Tuesday. Presenting Read More

On sack of agric, power ministers

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is said “destiny can never be denied, but can only be delayed” so whatever happens to us is already written in the book of destiny. It’s good for us to comprehend that democracy is not a perfect system of government, because it’s a combination of different ideologies from different philosophers. Besides, it was formulated based on interest. Permit me Read More

Why Nigeria can’t be self-sufficient in power supply – Experts

September 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Experts in the energy sector have said Nigeria will find it difficult to be self-sufficient in electricity generation and supply because the sector was not well structured, and most importantly, the process of privatisation of the sector was grossly fraudulent. Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission last month announced another increase in electricity tariffs which it said would take Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

Electricity: Proposed tariff hike insensitive, ill-timed – ActionAid

September 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

ActionAid Nigeria has insisted that the proposed increase in electricity tariff by the federal government will not only erode the purchasing power of Nigerian workers but also further impoverish more Nigerians. The non-governmental organisation working to eradicate poverty in Nigeria described the timing of the increase as insensitive and ill-timed saying benefits of previous increases are not being felt by Read More

Nigerians lament as new electricity tariff takes effect tomorrow

August 31, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Electricity consumers in the country have decried the proposed increase in electricity tariff which is expected to take-off by September 1, 2021, without any improvement in services since the last increment in March 2021. The 11 power Distribution Companies (DisCos) recently got approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity tariff from Wednesday, September 1. This will Read More

Breaking: NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50mw Maiduguri emergency power project

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part Read More

Chukuku community to connect with national grid – Sabo

August 11, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman of Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, has promised to connect Chukuku community, a suburb of Kuje area council with national grid. He also promised that the community will get adequate power supply, especially the clinic that has medical facilities. He said: “I will talk to my management team between now and next month. I will give Read More

NERC suspends eligible power evacuation policy

August 11, 2021 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The Electricity market regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission , NERC, has directed the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN to suspend evacuation of electricity to eligible customers introduced by the former Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola. Fashola, who is now the Minister of Works and Housing, was the Minister of Power, Works and Housing during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Read More

Blackout looms as electricity grid collapses again

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is currently experiencing a blackout, as a collapse of the electricity grid has been reported. In a recent statement, Oyebode Fadipe, general manager, corporate communications at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said the system collapse occurred at about 12:26pm on Wednesday. According to him, the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its surroundings. Read More