NERC Approves N21bn for DisCos to Procure Meters for Unmetered

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved N21 billion for the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) from the Meter Acquisition Fund (MAF) scheme for the procurement and installation of meters for unmetered Band ‘A’ customers within their franchise areas. The total fund, NERC, is the first tranche of disbursement from the MAF scheme based on […]Read More

NERC Approves 450MW Deal To Avert Zungeru Plant Shutdown

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved the procurement of 450 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the newly completed Zungeru Hydro Electricity Generation Company Limited.  The decision, which was issued in accordance with Commission Order No. NERC/2024/044 on “Transmission System Dispatch Operation, Cross-Border Supply and Related Matters,” aims to keep the hydropower plant in […]Read More

Court Blocks DisCos, NERC’s Attempt to Raise Electricity Tariffs

In a legal victory for Nigerian consumers, the Federal High Court has issued an injunction preventing Distribution Companies (DisCos) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing proposed increases in electricity tariffs. Judge Lewis Allagoa granted the ex parte order on Monday, June 10. According to court documents, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) […]Read More

Labour Union Shutdown National Grid, Causes Nationwide Blackout

The Labour Union has caused a nationwide blackout by shutting down the national grid. This shutdown took place around 2:19 am today, June 3, 2024. The Transmission Company of Nigeria reported that at approximately 1:15 am, all personnel were removed from the control room of the Benin Transmission Operator, which operates under the Independent System […]Read More

Adelabu Says Immature Market as FG Halts Electricity Regulatory Transfer

Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power, announced on Friday that the Nigerian government has paused granting regulatory autonomy to state governments. He explained that this decision stems from the necessity for state governments and power sector stakeholders to fully comprehend the requirements for operating an electricity market. The minister made this announcement during his speech […]Read More

Putin to Visit China to Discuss Energy Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit China on May 16-17 for discussions with President Xi Jinping, in part to discuss expanding energy and trade partnerships. The state visit, initiated by Xi, will cover topics such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative as well as the situation in the Middle East and Asia, and […]Read More

NLC, TUC Closes Ikeja Electric Headquarters, Demands Reversal of Electricity

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have initiated actions to shut down operations at various offices of electricity distribution companies in protest against the recent tariff hike for Band A customers. Members of the NLC and TUC staged protests at the corporate headquarters of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company in […]Read More

TotalEnergies to Empower 100 African Startups in 2024 Contest

TotalEnergies is poised to foster the development of 100 promising startup ventures across 32 African countries, with Nigeria prominently featured, through the fourth edition of the ‘Startupper of the Year Challenge.’ Adesuwa Adewole, General Manager, TotalEnergies Country Services, stated that the fourth edition of the challenge reaffirms TotalEnergies’ commitment to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and […]Read More

NLC,TUC Issue Ultimatum to NERC: Reverse Hiked Electricity Tariffs or

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have given the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) till May 12, 2024, to reverse the hike in electricity tariff to N65/kWh or face a nationwide action across its offices. Other demands of the two labour centres include: “Immediate cessation of the discriminatory practice of segregating […]Read More

KEDCO Forges Partnership to Boost In-Network Electricity Generation by 40MW

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has entered into a partnership with some leading energy supply companies to develop embedded power generation and Interconnected and Isolated mini-grids with a primary focus on growing electricity supply by an additional 40 megawatt in its operational area. According to the press statement signed by Sani Bala Sani, head of corporate […]Read More

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