Power distributor, KEDCO, blames poor service on loss of N187m power installation equipment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has blamed its poor service delivery in recent times to its loss of power installation equipment worth N187 million to vandalisation in the last one month. It said the loss negatively affected its operations. Jamilu Gwamna, the managing director revealed this at a KEDCO organised stakeholders’ enlightenment meeting with […]

DisCos’ woes won’t go away, maybe efficient service delivery would help

In a twist of ironic fate, the eleven electricity distribution companies, which came into being in Nigeria following the privatisation of power generation and distribution in the value chain, four years ago, appear caught up in the spell that consumed the legacy companies, and which the sale of the assets to core investors was intended […]

Nigeria to trade electricity with neighbouring countries

Nigeria will begin electricity trading with other West African countries from June 2018, according to Usman Mohammed, the Chairman of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Mohammed stated that the formalisation of the electricity trading arrangement will be done under WAPP and the ECOWAS Regional […]

Nigeria electricity companies lament energy theft, poor collection hobbling their operations

By Abdulrafiu Edidi Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies say increased energy theft and customers refusal to pay are hobbling their revenue drive, which may further deteriorate power supply in the country. They said due to poor revenue collection from their operations they are unable to pay generating companies, who equally cannot meet their obligations to gas […]

Nigeria secures World Bank $486m loan for electricity transmission lines expansion

Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s minister of power, works, and housing, said Monday that the country has secured the World Bank approved $486 million for the expansion of electricity transmission. The minister disclosed this at the 25th monthly power sector meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where he said Nigeria has 5000 megawatts distribution capacity as the generation capacity has reached 7000 […]

Unutilised power levels rise, reaching 17,184.29MWs, but DisCos reject blame

Nigeria’s Generating Companies (GenCos) continue to generate more electricity than Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the distribution companies (DisCos) can handle. According to data released by the country’s Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the total megawatts consumed in the first two weeks of February 2018 was 34,490.32 megawatts while actual generation by the GenCos for […]

Ikeja Electiric launches PowerPlay game to promote customer safety

L-R, Dapo Omolade, National Coordinator, Safety Advocacy and Empowerment Foundation, Hakeem Dickson, Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications Ikeja Electric and Folashade Lediju, Director of Admin & Human Resources, Lagos State, during the launching of IE proprietary "Power-Play Board Game" ©, at Stadium Junior Secondary School Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos

Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IKEDC), has launched a board game called Power Play, as part of its safety enlightenment campaign. In a statement released by the company in Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, the company said the game is designed to provide information relating to hazards and common violations and operational aspects […]