Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Friday April 14th 2023

Posted by News Room April 14, 2023

Energy theft: Report Illegal Electricity Consumers — EKEDC Urges Customers 

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has solicited the support of electricity consumers and stakeholders in tackling energy theft and vandalism within its network. 

The Chief Executive Officer, EKEDC, Dr Tinuade Sanda made the appeal during a customer engagement forum organised by the company on Thursday in Lagos. 

Customers at the forum were drawn from various areas under Ojo District, including Iba Town, Ojo, Shibiri, Ajangbadi, Ishashi, Okokomaiko and Alaba. 


KAEDCO Tackles KCC In Kebbi 

The Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company(KAEDCO), has faulted the report of Concern Citizens on the monthly payment of Consumers in Birnin Kebbi which did not reflect actual charges per individual and outstanding balances. 

Recall that Concerned Citizens of Nassara II, Birnin Kebbi had conducted an independent survey on April 1st,2023, across consumers of KAEDCO which allegedly portrayed the consumers as paying regularly without adequate power supply from the company. 


Frustration as Festac Residents Ask Eko Disco to End Long Outage 

RESIDENTS of Festac Town, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, have called on Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to prevail on Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Eko Disco, to restore power supply to the community. 

They expressed frustration over weeks of power outages, leaving most of the residents frustrated and angry. 

The situation has taken a heavy toll on both residents and business owners, who have been forced to resort to alternative sources of power, such as generators and inverters, to keep their homes and businesses running. 



Light The Candle: How The Energy Crises Beat Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari signed 16 amendments to the 1999 Constitution into law on March 18. Perhaps the most significant of these was the amendment that has removed electric power generation, transmission, and distribution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list. States are thus permitted by this amendment to assume the power to let electric light shine on their people in the 21st century in the giant of Africa. I offer my commiserations to the village candle merchants. 


Stimulating Economy Through Energy Availability, Affordability 

The fifth International business-to-business trade fair on power, energy, renewable and electrical industry held in Lagos has come and gone. But the memories of the sophisticated trade show will linger for a while. Among other values, the fair afforded operators in power and energy sector the opportunity to meet and interact with world-class manufacturers and suppliers in the industry and other top players. It also brought the latest products and solutions in the solar, renewable, electrical and energy industries under one roof. 


Association Harps on Bridging Electricity Gap to Upscale Economic Empowerment 

Cross section of participants at Nigeria off Grid Acceleration  Programme (NoMAP) meeting in Abuja. 

By Cecilia Ijuo 

The Nigeria off Grid Acceleration Programme (NoMAP), says there is the need to bridge electricity gap to accelerate economic activities in Nigeria, particularly in the rural areas. 

Mr Adedotun Eyinade, the Programme Director, NoMAP said this at a stakeholders meeting organised by NoMAP, a market building institution on Thursday in Abuja. 

The theme of the event was, “Productive Use of Energy: Beyond Mini-Grid Viability” 



New Electricity Act Will Enable States Develop Independent Power Market – Adegbemle, ED, PowerUp Nigeria 

THE Executive Director, PowerUp Nigeria and a power sector governance expert, Adetayo Adegbemle, speaks with HARRISON EDEH of The ICIR on concerns on the Federal Government’s mass metering programme, how states can explore opportunities in the new Electricity Act, and other key issues in the power sector. 

Can you share your thoughts on the mass metering programme. Where are we currently? 

To be frank with you, everyone is confused about the progress of the National Mass Metering Programme,(NMMP), and it’s a shame we cannot muscle the resources, even after taking the World Bank loan, to complete a simple project like the NMMP. 


Why Kano is Experiencing Poor Power Supply — TCN 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has attributed the epileptic power supply, being experienced in Kano State to the company’s inability to rectify a fault on one of its 330KVA lines that feed the Kaduna and Kano states due to activities of bandits in Birnin Gwari Forest. 

General Manager, TCN, Kano region, Alh. Bashir Muhammad Gote while speaking with newsmen at his office in Kano, said access to the faulty line has become difficult due to activities of bandits occupying the forest, as there is fear of possible attack on the TCN’s technical staff as recorded in the past, leading to the loss of lives of both security men and staff of the company. 

Gote said, “We are having poor power supply in Kano due to a fault on the line supplying power to Kaduna and Kano from Shiroro Dam. 


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