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ABUJA — To give electricity consumers fair hearing, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has proposed to fine Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for wrongfully disconnecting the customers from the supply. The penalties as specified in the Regulation are Residential N1, 000; Commercial N1, 5000; and industrial N2, 000. It has proposed that “Any DisCos which disconnects a customer’s supply in violation of this regulation commits an offence and is liable upon conviction to pay the...

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The national grid has been hit with another system collapse, worsening the blackout being experienced by households and businesses in parts of the country. The collapse occurred early in the afternoon on Wednesday and was confirmed by two of the electricity distribution company in Nigeria. In a text message sent to customers, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, said, “Dear customer, the present outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. TCN (Transmission Company...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman says the reduction in the capacity of the Mambilla power project from 3,500 megawatts to 1,500 megawatts, saying it was to ensure adequate funding by lenders. The Minister, who disclosed this while appearing before the Senate Committee on Power, said the capacity of the power project was reduced to 1,500 megawatts to make it bankable and acceptable to the lenders. “We discovered that the 3,050 megawatts...

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By Kattie Auth, Todd Moss, and Rose Mutiso   The new U.S. Climate Finance Plan aims to double contributions to climate funding for developing countries. A renewed emphasis on emerging economies is good news for the climate, but in presenting support as “protecting the world’s poorest” and helping “communities in need,” the plan reflects old thinking. Climate finance is not charity to help the vulnerable or an incentive to reduce emissions. It is a rare...

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LAGOS — A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum (AECPF), has advised the Federal Government to avoid mistakes of the past in its plan to sell five power Generation Companies (GenCos) to investors. Mr. Adeola Samuel-Ilori, National Coordinator, AECPF, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) had recently called for investors to acquire 100 per...

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LAGOS — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is concluding the Extraordinary Tariff Review process for the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). NERC, which is the regulator of Nigeria’s power sector, made this known on Monday in a notice to the general public and industry stakeholders posted on its website. The commission said the review was pursuant to the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA). According to NERC, extraordinary tariff...

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The federal government has said solar-powered mini-grids will be provided in 200 primary health Centres (PHC) in rural communities and all the 104 unity schools across the country. This was disclosed by the minister of power, Sale Mamman, in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday. This move according to him will facilitate effective learning and improve health care services in the country. “The Federal Ministry of Power, under my watch, is embarking on...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman on Thursday said nine power plants were currently shut down, as this was why power outages had persisted recently across the country. The media aide to the Minister Aaron Artimas who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja said the power outages had been bedeviling Nigeria. Mamman expressed regret over the situation and offered apology to all affected Nigerians on the inconveniences the power shortages were causing....

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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has concluded arrangement to lead the Lagos and Ogun State Communities on the campaign against the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) over non-restore of electricity back to some communities in the two States for a period of time now. They have also reiterated in the campaign that some offices of the IKEDC would be picketed after the expiration of 21- day ultimatum...

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GOMBE — Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) says 19, 317 households have so far been metered in Gombe state, according to Dr. Adakole Elijah, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications. Elijah, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, added that efforts were ongoing to meter more households, in line with the directive of the Federal Government as well as JEDC’s desire to end estimated billing of customers. He...

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