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System Collapse Worsens Power Supply, As Electricity Generation Drops To 1,681MW

System Collapse Worsens Power Supply, As Electricity Generation Drops To 1,681MW

The collapse of the transmission infrastructure has worsened power supply as generation averaged 1,681.36 megawatts yesterday, down from a peak of 3,131.1 megawatts generated before the system collapsed on Sunday night, dropping generation to 10 megawatts. THISDAY gathered that before the system collapsed, power generation on Saturday had peaked at 3,410 megawatts, which lasted for […]

FG Completes Verification Of N-Power Employees In 13 states

FG Completes Verification Of N-Power Employees In 13 states

Few days to the end of the year, the Federal Government has said that it has completed verification of N-Power employees in thirteen states of the federation. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, in a release made available to newsmen yesterday said the government was planning the payment […]

Lighting Up and Powering Africa – AfDB Boosts Eskom’s Capacity With a Usd 1.34 Billion Jumbo Loan

Lighting Up and Powering Africa – AfDB Boosts Eskom’s Capacity With a Usd 1.34 Billion Jumbo Loan

Within the context of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South Africa’s power utility (Eskom) on Wednesday, July 7, 2016 in Johannesburg, signed loan facilities for a USD 1.34 billion towards Eskom’s capital expenditure program. Eskom’s 2016-2020 capital expenditure program includes investments in new generation, plant refurbishment, transmission […]

N93bn debt: DISCOs Embark On Mass Disconnection

N93bn debt: DISCOs Embark On Mass Disconnection

The nation’s power sector crisis deepened, weekend, following the mass disconnection of historic debtors by all the electricity distribution companies, DISCOs, to protest the huge unpaid electricity bills by this class of consumers. For now, all historic debtors, including residential, commercial, industrial and govern-ment establishments across the three tiers of government, would have to find […]

90 Power Turbines Not Working, Says Fashola

90 Power Turbines Not Working, Says Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated on Tuesday that only 50 out of the 140 power generating turbines in the country were currently functional. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had on Monday said that the country lost 99.6 per cent of its total electricity generation, about 3,132 megawatts, last week Saturday. But […]

#PowerOutage: BEDC staff flee, as protesters besiege office in Warri

#PowerOutage: BEDC staff flee, as protesters besiege office in Warri

For the second day running, electricity consumers, on Thursday morning, took to major streets of Warri to denounce the untold hardships they are going through due to epileptic or non-availability of electricity in the metropolis. Scores of the protesters, reminiscent of Wednesday’s, comprised of old women and children who are coincidentally on holiday, and youths […]

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless after the sun goes down, many Maasai often have to walk many kilometers just to charge their phones. But a new project spearheaded by Green Energy […]

Workers begin protest against electricity tariff hike

Workers begin protest against electricity tariff hike

NIGERIA Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliate unions are planning a protest against recent increase in electricity tariff today. General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, confirmed in a chat with The Guardian yesterday that there was no going back on the proposed protest nationwide. However, in a twist, electricity workers cautioned […]

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