Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Tuesday December 12th 2023

Posted by News Room December 12, 2023

Grid Collapses Again, Power Generation Crashes to 43.5MW

Nigeria witnessed another collapse of its national grid on Monday, leading to a crash in power generation from 4,032.8 megawatts around 1pm to 43.5MW at about 2pm the same day.

Power generation figures obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that electricity on the system moved up to 115.4MW around 3pm, before rising further to 240.9MW at about 4pm on Monday.

It climbed to 544.9MW at 5pm and continued the upward trend, as TCN strived to restore the national grid on Monday afternoon till in the evening.



TIS Renewables Seeks Off-Grid Power for Lagos-Ibadan Train Station

TIS Renewable Energy Limited, a Lagos-based renewable energy company, has submitted an application to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for an off-grid licence to generate 6MW of clean energy for the Lagos-Ibadan railway line.

This license, if granted, would allow TIS to build a dedicated power plant at the Loco Powerhouse within the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) compound in Ebute Metta, Lagos.

The generated electricity would primarily power the Mobolaji Johnson train station, with the potential to extend to other mutually agreed train stations and NRC facilities.



TCN Speaks on Collapsed National Grid

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday evening said it has restored the national grid after it collapsed earlier on Monday.

According to reports, the grid collapsed at about 1.49 p. m. on Monday.

However, in a statement by its General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah on Monday evening, TCN said it has restored the national grid and consequently, electricity has been restored to most parts of the country, except for the Jos axis.

It however pledged that electricity will also be restored to the Jos area within one hour of issuing the statement.



Nigeria Signs Historic Solar Plant Deal

In a landmark move, the Nigerian government has signed a crucial agreement to establish a 1GW solar PV manufacturing plant within the country’s borders. This historic MoU, reached during the ongoing COP28 summit, signifies a major step towards a sustainable and self-reliant future for Nigeria.

The agreement represents a collaborative effort between Infrastructure Corporation (Infracorp) led by Dr Lazarus Angbazo, Solarge BV of the Netherlands, and the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank. This partnership promises to unlock the potential of various economic sectors, including agriculture, healthcare, and education, by providing reliable and clean energy.



TCN Energises New 60mva Transformer at Sagamu Substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the successful restarting of a newly installed T3 1x60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in its Sagamu transmission substation in Ogun State.

The 96MW  132/33kV transmission substation, it said, now has the capacity to wheel 144mw, with the addition of the newly energised facility.

It listed the direct beneficiaries of the project as Ibadan Distribution Company (Disco) customers in Sagamu, Ogijo, Remo and Ikenne.

“Projects also completed recently with the region include  a newly constructed control room and the installation of a T4 1X60MVA 132/33kV power transformer which was recently energised at the Sagamu transmission substation.



REA Budgets N1.5bn for Electric Vehicles Solar Charging Points

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has budgeted N1.5 billion to set up six solar mini-grids with capacity to charge electric vehicles across the six geo-political zones of the country.

The projects which are contained in the 2024 Appropriation Bill laid before the National Assembly by President Bola Tinubu will cost N250 million.

The Agency has a total budget of N127.022 billion with capital expenditure provision accounting for N125 billion.

Also provided in the budget proposal is the sum of N750 million for the provision and construction of roads.

The Agency has also provided N750 million for the completion of solar powered electricity projects across Oyo State, the home state of the Minister of Power.


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