Category Archives: Electricity

Electricity: 2,000 mega-watts generated not distributed to Nigerians

Two thousand mega watts of electricity generated into the national is not distributed to consumers, according to Mr. Louis Edozien, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. “The national grid produces about 6,600 mega-watts of electricity from the 750,33KV trading points, but less than 4,600 mega-watts ‎get distributed to the consumers,” Edozien said […]

Yenagoa residents threaten to shut PHEDC over 100% tariff increase

By Emem Idio YENAGOA—AGGRIEVED residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on the platform of Association of Bulk-Bill Electricity Consumers, ABEC, yesterday, took to the streets, protesting what they described as “100 percent arbitrary increase in electricity tariff by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, without any justification.” The protesters, in their hundreds, wielded placards […]

N11tn electricity scam: ICC hears SERAP’s petition

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, anti-corruption advocacy group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability […]

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service, which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. DISCO official disconnecting lines on electric pole LAGOS, Nigeria, August 18, 2017/ — The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa […]