AEDC begins clean-up of poorly wired electricity networks in FCT

The  Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said  it would  begin the clean-up of poorly wired communities, beginning with Gishiri village in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Oct.  9. A statement by Ahmed Shekarau, Head of Public Relations and Media of AEDC issued  in Abuja on Sunday,  disclosed that the exercise would be subsequently  extended […]

Festac residents lament fraudulent estimated bills by EKEDC

By Onozure Dania As the October 2, deadline given by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, to address the complaints of persistent fraudulent and outrageous monthly estimated electricity bills raised by residents of 312 Road, Festac Town, Lagos, elapsed, the residents have cried out that EKEDC has refused to provide […]

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 […]

Electricity: IBEDC rehabilitates Sawmill, Agba Dam injection substations

By Ediri Ejoh In a bid to meet customers’ demand in power supply, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, yesterday, said it had completed the renovation of Sawmill 3x15MVA, 33/11KV and Agba Dam 2x15MVA,33/11KV Injection Substations in Kwara State. This was even as the company reached out to its franchise area, engaging several community leaders and […]