Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday September 27th 2023

Posted by News Room September 27, 2023

Restore Power Outage in Delta Community, Reps Urge Ministry of Power, TCN

The House of Representatives Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Power and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to urgently restore power outage in some communities in Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency of Delta State.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Nnamdi Ezechi (PDP-Delta) during plenary in Abuja on Tuesday.

Moving the motion, he said Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency is host to the 960 megawatts Okpai Independent Power Plant, which played a significant role in supplying electricity to Anambra, Enugu and Abuja.



How Nigeria Can Fix Incessant Power Grid Collapse – Ohwesi

A real-time remote monitoring and data acquisition (RRMDA) system is required to check and mitigate Nigeria’s incessant power grid collapse, Samuel Ohwesi has said.

Ohwesi, an expert in real-time remote monitoring and data, speaking to newsmen in Lagos, said RRMDA, was the lifeblood of modern electrical grid management.

Knowing very well that TCN has thousands of assets, RRMDA will provide grid operators with real-time insights into the status of the grid, including factors like voltage levels, power flows, and equipment health, he said.



Stakeholders Examine Electricity Access in Africa at Energy Exhibition

The exhibition brought together government and private sector professionals, dignitaries, practitioners and others in the value chain. It
was held in Lagos from September 19-21,2023.
Also, it attracted West Africa’s most established energy professionals and featured world-renowned power companies.

* Although much of the world’s attention has been on the ramping of renewable energy sources including hydropower, wind, geothermal power, there remains a strong appetite for conventional fuels with natural gas in particular, identified by many African government as a vital transition fuel in the continent ‘s journey to reach its net zero carbon emissions targets.


Reps Call For Urgent Completion Of Power Project In Delta State

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Ministry of Power and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to urgently provide the required funds to ensure the completion of the Okpai–Kwale Transmission Line Project in the Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal constituency of Delta State.

The House also mandated the Committee on Power to ensure that bottlenecks mitigating the completion of the project are effectively addressed and the project is completed in due time.

These resolutions followed the adoption of a motion titled, “Need to Address the Absence of Power Supply in Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency of Delta State” sponsored by Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi.



BPP, AfDB Moves to Strengthen Energy Sector Reforms

The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has partnered with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to strengthen ongoing reforms in the energy sector to improve productivity and add value to the economy.

According to a statement by Janet McDickson, Head,  Media, BPP, the Director General of BPP, Mamman Ahmadu, made this known on Tuesday while welcoming the AfDB team to his office.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the AfDB team was led by Dr Patrick Owuori, the Regional Procurement Coordinator.

Mamman said that emphasis should be placed on quality while implementing the much needed energy sector reform, adding that  government projects needed to be long-lasting and sustainable.



Fighting Nigeria’s Climate Change With Solar Energy Solutions

Exorbitant electricity bills never stop coming, but regular electricity remains a mirage for many Nigerians, including 32-year-old Chioma’s food business in Berger, a central commercial hub in Nigeria’s commercial capital.

She had purchased various sizes of expensive generators, which were hazardous to her health due to the fumes and constant noise. She is concerned, however, that passing on increased costs to her customers will simply cause her to lose profit margin to her competitors.

“Sometimes there’s light from the city’s central electrical grid, but it’s low current and not enough to meet the power demands of my shop,” Onuh said.


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