Eko Disco promises to deliver 360,000 prepaid meters!

In a bid to provide meters to customers who are presently being billed without meters through estimation within its distribution network, the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company has laid down strategy to install about 360,000 electricity meters at the cost of N1.3bn. The Chief Executive Officer, EKEDC, Engr. Oladele Amoda announced this when he…

Power ministry denies delay in rural electrification projects

… Reviews on renewable energy policy fruitless – CREN As the Federal Government seems to be lingering on the effective implementation of the Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) which was developed since 2006, experts are at loggerhead on efforts in place to increase the amount of electricity sourced from alternative energy into the national grid.…

Enter Lagos N3.2bn power plant: more power to the masses

The effort of the Lagos State government to provide more hours of stable electricity supply by ensuring that more public buildings and infrastructure are disconnected from the public power supply from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) seem to be yielding results. This, according to the government is aimed at making electric power available…

PENGASSAN rejects ‘undue’ tarrif increase in MYTO plan

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has rejected the increases in tariff electricity consumers have been experiencing despite the epileptic power supply nationwide engendered by the Multi-Year Tarrif Order (MYTO) of the Federal Government. PENGASSAN said in a statement that it is watching in “dismay and unbelief” as the Nigerian…

NUEE says 40, 000 PHCN staff not afraid of sack

Power Supply Increase Very Doubtful Following the announcement by the Minister of power, Professor Chinedu Nebo that the new owners of the PHCN firms will take over by October 1, 2013, the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), said over 40, 000 members who are workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) are…

Is PHCN truly privatized or shared among the elites?

Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has witnessed lots of transformation since the departure of the former power minister, Prof. Bart Nnaji. As the privatization of PHCN is being rounding off, TUNDE DODONDAWA examines the challenges ahead for the new owners of the PHCN assets. Excerpts: Introduction After the Roadmap to Power Sector Reform was…