The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

The Y’ello Box is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians   LAGOS, Nigeria, June 27, 2017/ -- In a...
Solar Pioneer Gigawatt Global Expands Green Energy Offerings in Africa

Solar Pioneer Gigawatt Global Expands its Green Energy Offerings in Africa

BUJUMBURA, Burundi “By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in...

DR Congo ask remaining two consortiums running for Inga III project to submit a...

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the two remaining consortiums competing for the construction of the Inga II hydropower dam have been invited to...
340MW of electricity to be added to power grid before December – Fashola

340MW of electricity to be added to power grid before December – Fashola

Three hundred and forty megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid before December 2017, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and...
NERC

Maximum Demand Customers Exempted From Estimated Billing – NERC

By Sola Akingboye The recent verification and validation of the Maximum Demand (MD) electricity customers metering exercise by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has...

DisCos Worry over N700b Loan

Power distribution companies (DisCos) are worried that the N700 billion Federal Government’s loan may not be able to meet their obligations, the media has gathered. This...

Local meter manufacturers demand ‘No meter no payment’ policy for all electricity consumers

Electricity Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN) has appealed to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to extend the directive of “no meter no...

APGC Pledges Support for Eligible Customers’ Declaration

By Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja, FCT The recent declaration of the eligible customers in the Nigerian Electricity Market by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr....

World Bank Declares Support for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Plan

The World Bank Group has declared its support for the Nigerian Power Sector Recovery Program. The Group and the Federal Government of Nigeria held a...

FG Allocates $6.3m to Kick-Start Rural Electrification Fund

The Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside N2 billion ($6.3 million) in the 2017 budget to kick-start its Rural Electrification Fund (REF), according...

NNPC Set to Shift Focus to Power Generation and Transmission

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, plans to shift its focus from mainly oil and gas to power generation and transmission, in a bid...

TCN Commissions 66MVA 132/33kv Power Transformers to Boost Supply

By Micheal Obineme The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has successfully completed the installation and commissioning into service of two 66MVA 132/33kV power transformers in...

Cross River State to Construct a Total of 36 MW Micro Power Plants

The Government of Cross River has concluded plans to construct a 2 MW multi-fuel power plant in each of the 18 local councils of...

GreenElec partners with five States to develop solar-powered mini-grids

In Nigeria, five states- Kaduna, Imo, Rivers, Delta and Ogun have successfully partnered with France-based solar solution provider, GreenElec, to develop solar mini-grids. According to...

Discos blame different exchange rates for liquidity gap in the power sector

Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria (Discos) have attributed the current liquidity situation in the power sector to poor payments made by consumers for electricity...

First set of NNPC’s 3,000MW power plants to be completed in 2019 – Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that the first set of the three newly planned gas-fired power plants to be constructed in...

THAILAND GEARS UP TO BE ‘THE ENERGY HUB FOR ASIA’ WITH MINISTRY OF ENERGY...

“Powering Growing Markets Sustainably Beyond 2030” at Future Energy Asia Exhibition and Conference scheduled for December 2018 in BITEC, Thailand   Japan, 5th April 2017: Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-Oom,...

DisCos reject 10,200 megawatts in 1 month

Eleven electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) rejected 10,200 megawatts (mw) allocation in one month, industry figures have shown. This is coming at a time the country...

Aiteo expects OML29 gas to transform N’Delta into power generation hub

Integrated energy group, Aiteo says its significant gas resources at Oil Mining Lease, OML, 29 will transform the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta region into...

Eta-Zuma Group to Invest $6bn in Electricity Generation and Supply

  Eta-Zuma Group West Africa Limited plans to invest $6bn to boost electricity generation in Nigeria, announced Chairman of the company, Innocent Ezuma, during a press...

Bill Payment Will revamp Power Supply-Adesina

Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja, FCT Ever since he assumed duty as Minister of Power, Works and Housing more than a year ago, Babatunde Raji Fashola has been...

OPEC partners IEF to End energy poverty in Africa

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has met with Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the...
340MW of electricity to be added to power grid before December – Fashola

FEC approves N701billion to tackle liquidity challenges faced by GenCos

The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria (FEC) has approved a power guarantee assurance valued at N701 billion ($2.2billion) to electricity generating companies (GenCos) to...

Nigeria’s electricity supply drops below installed capacity

Nigeria’s electricity supply has dropped from the 4,883.9 megawatts (mw) recorded in the past one month to 2,200mw, below the country’s installed capacity of...

Ibadan DisCo Blames TCN for Poor Power Supply in Abeokuta, Others

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has blamed the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for the poor electricity supply to Sagamu, Ota, Papalanto, Abeokuta,...

GenCos, DisCos at War Over Mounting Debts

Time was when the power generation companies (GENCOs) and the distribution companies (DISCOs) were best of allies ever but all that has become a...

Niger Delta Sabotage of Power Assets Prevented Nigeria From Generating 7,000MW – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the sabotage of power assets by militants has prevented the nation from generating 7,000...

Bismarck Rewane: What Nigeria’s Power Sector Needs is a Financial Bailout

Following reports that FG wishes to grant investors in the power sector further tax holidays, the Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr....

Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW...

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development BUJUMBURA, Burundi, January 19,...

AfDB provides Nigeria $100M for Jebba and Kainji dams

The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a total sum of $100 million to Nigeria for its power sector. The facility which...

NNPC eyes 60% local refining capacity in 2017

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that it is planning to reduce the country’s importation of petroleum products by increasing the capacity...

Nigeria: LCCI urges private companies to invest into the power sector

Dirisu Yakubu with agency reports The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged private company owners to invest into the power sector so...

Nigeria loses 1,899MW as seven power plants collapse

The latest industry data on sector reforms and activities has revealed that the collapse of seven power plants across Nigeria has resulted in a...

Niger: ADFD backs energy project to provide electricity to 150,000 people

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has thrown its weight behind an energy project...

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to discuss opportunities for West African collaboration on energy projects:...

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to take place in January 2017 to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region LONDON,...

Kaduna Electric Wants Faulty Transmission Facilities Fixed

Kaduna Electric has called on authorities to fix the faulty transmission facilities in its network. In a statement by the spokesman, AbdulAzzez Abdullahi on Thursday,...

The Persistent Metering Challenge

Dirisu Yakubu with agency report When in November 2013 the Federal Government privatized the Power Holding Company (PHCN), the buyers did not envisage many problems....

AEDC Laments Insufficient Power Allocation

The management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) has lamented that its allocation of 11.5 per cent of the power generated in the...

South Sudan President Will Deliver Keynote Address at Africa Oil & Power 2017

The conference will also host a special Market Spotlight session on South Sudan which will feature Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth alongside key...

TOTAL Concludes Plans to Boost Nigeria’s Power Supply with $3bn

Pascal Dauboin, Senior Advisor for Digital Technologies, TOTAL, says the company is to spend $3 billion on energy modernisation programme in Nigeria to enhance...

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