Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday 10th May 2023
Aba Power Launches Own Mass Metering Programme Without Prepayment
Less than five months after Aba Power, Nigeria’s 12th and newest electricity distribution company, keyed into the Federal Government-led Meter Asset Programme (MAP) to provide prepaid meters to its customers, the firm has launched its own metering campaign to accelerate the process of making prepaid meters available to all electricity users in the Aba Ringfence comprising nine out of the 17 local government areas in Abia State.
Known as the Aba Power Mass Meter Programme (APMMP), the campaign will provide meters to electricity users without prepayment.
Electricity Company Restores Power Supply to Imo
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has restored electricity supply to Imo State, following the suspension of a week-long industrial action embarked upon by the organised labour in the state.
This was contained in a release signed by the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, and made available to reporters in Owerri, on Tuesday.
He said the development followed a unilateral decision by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to suspend their industrial strike to enable a peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues in an atmosphere of mutuality.
Addressing Power Sector’s Skill GGap Challenges
The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is expanding daily with increasing investments from both local and foreign investors. In spite of these investments, there appears to be a yearning gap in the sector that needs to be filled; TOPE SUNDAY writes.Speaking on Nigeria’s power sector, a Senior Partner at PPP Consults Limited, Joseph Tsavsar, said capacity development and leadership remains critical in the sector. This development, Tsavsar submitted, is responsible for the dearth of protection engineers in the transmission sector of the sector.
Osinbajo Commissions 240MW Afam 3 Power Plant, Says Nigeria’s Electricity Company Could Become One Of The Best In The World
By sustaining the significant strides made by the Buhari administration in the electricity sector, with increased investments and improvements in the value chain, Nigeria could become one of the best power markets in the world, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the VP, “we have all the ingredients to create one of the best power markets in the world. I am also confident it will happen within our lifetimes.
“The challenge before us now is for the industry to leverage the improved commercial environment that has been created to sustainably supply electricity and improve service to all citizens. This administration has made significant strides in this direction.”
We’re on Track to Electrify ALL Nigerians in The Next Decade
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the country is on track to electrify all Nigerians in the next decade.
He spoke on Tuesday at the commissioning of the 240 megawatts (MW) Afam 3 fast power plant in Rivers state.
The project was executed in partnership with General Electric, an American multinational conglomerate, and the federal government.
TransAfam Power Limited, a subsidiary of Transcorp Group, is the core investor in the 966MW Afam Power Plc and Afam 3 fast power — jointly referred to as the Afam generation company (GenCo).
Allegations of Contract Fraud Against Rural Electrification Agency’s Management False and Baseless
The attention of the Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) REA-Chapter has been drawn to a coordinated attack targeted at soiling the Agency’s good name, tarnishing the leadership’s image and discrediting the giant strides we have achieved over the years.
Part of this evil scheme is publishing reports containing unsubstantiated claims and allegations of contract fraud, ownership of private companies and multiple bank accounts allegedly linked to Directors at the Agency.
A Case for Nuclear Energy in Nigeria, By Obiechina Obba
The most popular peaceful use of nuclear energy is arguably, in electricity generation.
Nigeria requires 25,000 to 30,000 mw of electricity for any meaningful economic development.
Total output has been about 3,700 mw from total grid capacity of 10,000 mw. The average national output has been between 4,000 and 6,000 mw.
About 67% of total electricity demand is met by self-generation; accounting for 22% of total capital cost for industries.
The Energy Commission of Nigeria, ECN, puts the cost of such self-generated electricity at 19.05 naira/kwh as against 7.86 naira/kwh as generated by the gas-fired plants.