EXPLAINER: Nigeria’s Electricity Tariff Hike not for all DisCos’ Customers + SEE WHERE YOU BELONG

Using the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) rule, which was adequately exemplified by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Platforms Africa, in this tariff Explainer, shows why the tariff hike should not be for all. The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Nigeria’s leading power utility firm, it was, which first announced grouping of its customers into five service bands. Few hours after the NERC adjustments in tariff payable by electricity consumers in Nigeria, the EKEDC swiftly grouped its customers depicting the quantity and quality of supply they receive. General Manager, Corporate Communications of the…

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EKEDC Boss, Fadebiyi, named Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020 lead Judge

  Managing Director of leading power utility firm in Nigeria, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Adeoye Fadeyibi, has been named one of the lead judges at the ongoing Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020. The Smart Meter Hackathon is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in partnership with Eko Innovation Centre to design, develop and produce smart metering system using local talents. The Hackathon is expected to improve access to electricity, by accelerating the production of affordable electricity meters to bridge the metering gap in Lagos State and by extension Nigeria. Out of…

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EKEDC sorts customers into 5 bands for Optimum services, freezes tariff hike for 2

  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced grouping of its customers into five service bands depicting the quantity and quality of supply they receive. General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Company, Godwin Idemudia, who declared this in a chat with newsmen, noted that this is for quality service delivery in line with promise made on Service Reflective Tariff. The tariff, which the leading utility firm commenced on September 1, is, accirding to an earlier report by Platforms Africa, to the growth of the Electricity ecosystem. “Customers on Band A will receive an average 20 hours…

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Nigeria orders Banks’ Takeover of Electricity Bill Collections from DisCos

DisCos, as power distributors are known, were said to have owed both Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) over N930 billion in outstanding payment for power supply to them Nigeria has directed commercial banks in the country to take over collections of electricity bills with immediate effect in a bid to recoup outstanding debt owed by electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to power generating firms. Analysts said the move made by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a reminiscence of appointment of liquidation…

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Fear of COVID-19 is the Real Killer –  Nigerian Nationalist’s Grandson, Segun Awolowo Relives Experience

Segun Awolowo, grandson of one of Nigeria’s foremost Nationalists, Socialists and statesmen, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, relieves his COVID-19 experience in this unedited piece. Awolowo Junior is presently the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council. It all started on a ‪Saturday morning‬ when I woke up to go for my usual walk, I got dressed and went downstairs and was consumed by extreme fatigue. I sat down, drank some water and watched TV wondering what was wrong with me. Then I ate a banana and drank more water trying to…

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Nigeria’s power transmission hits 5,420.30MW first time in 60 years

The electricity transmission in Nigeria, a country of about 200 million people, hit 5,420.30 mega watt (MW), first time in about 60 years of the nation’s existence as a sovereign state. The country’s Transmission firm, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which declared this on Thursday, August 20, 2020, noted that the new all-time national peak of 5,420.30MW was effectively transmitted through the national grid at a frequency of 50.10Hz at 9:15pm, August 18, 2020. “This is the highest ever recorded in the nation’s power sector to-date, surpassing the previous peak…

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Buhari returns NDPHC to five Directorates, approves another 4-Year terms for MD, EDs

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has pulled another string in the country’s power sector as he returned the number of Directorate at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to five. The President who on May 29, 2015 met the company, incorporated exactly fifteen years ago (August 2005), with five Directors, scrapped the structure put in place by the Goodluck Jonathan government where all the six geopolitical zones make up the five Executive  Directors and Managing Director. Checks by Platforms Africa showed that the company began operations after being incorporated with…

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Nigeria’s EKEDC appeals N1m damages judgement, says verdict inconsistent with power industry regulations 

Eko Electricity distribution company (EKEDC), Nigeria’s leading power utility firm that connects major parts of Lagos to the grid, has appealed the judgement of an Igbosere High Court, which awarded N1 Million damages against the company in the case filed by one Sunday Babalola. In a statement signed by EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, the company has appealed the judgement on the premise that it is inconsistent with industry regulation, as the company has the right to demand for outstanding payments before reconnection in accordance with the provisions…

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Eid-el-Kabir: EKEDC deploys staff for 24 hours Service delivery, Promises memorable, enjoyable feasts

  Nigeria’s leading power utility firm, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has deployed staff for a 24/7 (round the clock) essential services, particularly to attend to the needs of customers in order to ensure a memorable and enjoyable Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This, the utility firm that connects major parts of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital to the grid said, became necessary at a time when the world is still battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC assured its…

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Ghana lifts restrictions on Churches, Mosques, extends free power, water supply till December

  72-year old President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has returned from a two-week quarantine over COVID-19 scare   Ghana has announced further lifting of restrictions on Churches and Mosques as well as an extension of free water supply to all citizens and free electricity to lifeline customers in the country till end of the year. President Nana Akufo-Addo who just returned from a two-week quarantine over COVID-19 scare made this announcement in an address to the nation on Sunday. He declared that the length of worship at Churches has also…

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