Monthly Archives: January 2015

How we achieved uninterrupted power supply in rural communities –Minister

    Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, yesterday said the Federal Govern­ment’s special interven­tion programme, “Light up Rural Nigeria Project”, achieved one year of un­interrupted power supply in Durumi community in Bwari Arear Council of the Federal Capital Territory through its off-grid power infrastructure. Nebo who stated this on Wednesday when he paid a working visit

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    FG to inaugurate over 1 million prepayment meters

      THE Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, on Thursday in Abuja said that the Federal Government would soon inaugurate over one million prepayment electricity meters to reduce the metering gap nationwide. Nebo said this at a town hall meeting with stakeholders, organised by the ministry. He said that the intervention was to help electricity distribution

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      Govt needs 1,584.74 Mw to meet power target

        Nearly a week into the New Year, the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is still 1,584.79 Mega Watts (Mw) away from realising the Federal Government’s 5,000Mw target for last year. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, however, explained during the 2014 Ministerial Platform in Abuja that the generation of 5,000Mw might not spill beyond

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        Power Sector Privatisation In Nigeria: Opportunities And Challenges

          In the recently concluded Africa Summit in Washington, President Obama announced a US$14 billion commitment for investment in Africa by US companies. This comes only a year after he announced “Power Africa”, a US government initiative to add over 30,000 MW of more efficient electricity generation capacity in six focus African countries, including Nigeria. During

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          Unrealised Expectations in Power Sector and Outlook for 2015

            With Nigeria’s power sector facing lack of financial capacity on the part of the new  investors, inadequacy of  supply, non-metering of customers, outrageous estimated billing, non-declaration of Transitional Electricity Market (TEM) as well as generation, transmission, and distribution constraints, Ejiofor Alike writes that consumers did not realise the gains of privatisation in 2014 In 1960’s,

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            Renewable energy investments pick up in 2014

              The Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP), which seeks to increase the supply of renewable electricity from 13 percent of total electricity generation in 2015 to 23 percent in 2025 and 36 percent by 2030, might be on its way to meet its target. Several foreign investments have been made in the renewable energy sub-sector of

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