Flawed power sector privatisation produced weak DisCos —TCN MD

Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says mistakes made during the privatisation of the power sector produced weak electricity distribution companies (DisCos). The sector was privatised in... Read more »

Discos and electricity consumers in 2020

Arguably, after politics and security, the question of service delivery in the Nigerian power sector, a highly sensitive one at that, is the most discussed in the country today. The distribution sector... Read more »

N2trn Mambilla Power Plant: Buhari approves project delivery committees

Damilola Shittu – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State. He approved the Inter-ministerial Steering Committee and Project Delivery... Read more »

Solving the liquidity crunch in the Nigerian power sector

White Paper presented at Power Sector Roundtable Conference hosted by Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited on September 24, 2019 at Kainji Dam Hydropower Plant, Niger State BackgroundThe slow pace of economic diversification The... Read more »

Licence cancellation: FG gives Discos December 7 deadline

Power distribution companies have till December 7 to submit their written responses providing reasons their licences should not be cancelled, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) declared on Tuesday. In an updated... Read more »

Nigeria’s power grid records 206 collapses in 9 years …As foreign-funded investment hits N715bn

Nigerians woke up on Wednesday, May 8, to a nationwide outage that cut off power from many homes and factories, leading to reduced load allocations to the distribution companies (DisCos). About 5:29... Read more »

Nuclear power could respond to Africa’s hunger for energy

Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme. Senior nuclear stakeholders from international... Read more »

We ‘ll ensure stable power supply in Nigeria, says NERC boss

The chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor James Momoh, has assured the West African nation that “stable power supply in the nation will be realized in our lifetime.” Momoh... Read more »

Financing power projects in Africa: From pipe dream to project bankability

Many energy schemes across Africa wither because of the absence of effective financing structures. However, both development finance institutions and commercial lenders are committed to finding solutions that could transform the continent’s... Read more »

Discos’ power supply slumps to 2,962MW

Oke Peter with Agency Report A report obtained Thursday from the System Operations (SO), a department of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has shown that the level of electricity distribution by... Read more »