WAPP Project for Nigeria’s electricity sale to Togo, 3 others to gulp $568m

  Nigeria’s power minister says WAPP, which involves the sub-regional interconnection project, referred to as the 330 kV, is a top priority     The West African Power pool (WAPP) North Core Regional Interconnection Project, which would aide the sale of electricity from Nigeria to Togo, Benin Republic, Niger and Burkina Faso, has been estimated to cost a total of USD 568 million. Platforms Africa reports that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN); African Development Bank (AfDB), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and the World Bank (WB) are to…

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BIG BROTHER! Nigeria To Sell Unused Electricity To Togo, Niger, 2 Others

    Nigeria is to sell stranded electricity to four countries. The Chairman of the Executive Board of the West African Power Pool, Sule Abdulaziz, said Platforms  Africa reports that Niger, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso are collaborating to buy the unutilised power produced in Nigeria.   READ ALSO: Power Epilepsy lands Nigerian businesses in $58bn loss in 24 months Nigeria suffers Nationwide Power outages, 17 power plants in disarray Court orders arrest of popular Nigerian Pastor over EKEDC’s power theft   Abdulaziz, who is also the acting Managing Director…

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EKEDC inks MoU with Lagos, NDPHC for power supply upgrade

Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) has partnered with Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) on an initiative to improve electricity supply in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was, according to a statement by the utility firm, signed to seal the partnership which will improve the quality of supply to parts of Lagos State and other parts of EKEDC’s franchise area. This further cements the collaboration between the State, EKEDC and some Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) to embark on extensive mass metering of households in…

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IBEDC secures N4.2bn CBN loan, targets September for project’s delivery

Nigeria’s biggest utility firm in terms of catchment area opens up on project’s progress at stakeholder’s meeting with Ibafo/Mowe/Aseese Customers   The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Tuesday declared that it had secured N4.2 billion loan facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for projects that will surge its supply delivery to customers in Magboro, Makogi, Oke-Afa to Ibafo, Asese, Orimerunmu, Pakuro, Lotto and Mowe axis and environs. Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the utility company, Engineer John Ayodele, who stated this at a stakeholder meeting with leaders…

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EKEDC procures 217 transformers, begins Massive Infrastructure Development

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced that it has embarked on its capital projects for the 2021 business year. The Company in a statement by its General Manager Corporate Communication Godwin Idemudia said the projects include the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of installations across its distribution network. He revealed that the projects once completed will help the Company to achieve among other things, network improvement, increase reliability and quality of supply, allow flexibility for evacuation of additional power, address safety issues and relieve overloaded transformers and substations. READ…

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Contractor demands $400m as Mambilla Power deals tear Nigeria, Firm Apart

Here are the detailed reasons power contractor, Sunrise Power & Transmission Co., dragged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration before the ICC in Paris + why this posed a fresh threat to Nigeria’s China loan A Nigerian company that lost out on a contract to build a multibillion-dollar hydropower plant has filed a $400 million arbitration claim against the nation’s government, further hampering its plans to access Chinese financing for the project. Sunrise Power & Transmission Co., a report by Bloomberg shows, accuses the government of reneging on a settlement accord agreed…

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EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Grid collapse, Blackout lasted for 6hrs 53mins

  Plus the TCN’s account of what led to the collapse and how bulk power was restored to all the 330 Kilo Volt (kV)Transmission Stations across the entire grid.   The total collapse suffered by the Nigeria’s electricity tranmission system also known as national grid, which plunged the country into a blackout on Wednesday, lasted for 6 hours and 53 minutes. Platforms Africa, which earlier broke the news of the collapse on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, gathered exclusively that the blackout lasted for just 7 minutes less than 7 hours.…

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BREAKING! Blackout rocks Nigeria as National Grid Collapses

  The Nigeria’s electricity transmission system also known as the National grid has suffered another system collapse, plunging Lagos, country’s commercial capital, Kano and other major cities into blackout. The collapse, which occurred around 11.00 am on Wednesday, was confirmed by two of the country’s electricity distribution companies in separate messages to their customers. “We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid,” Kaduna Electric…

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EKEDC reiterates excellent Service vows to customers on Eid-el-Fitr, beyond

  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has promised to sustain its culture of excellent service to its customers during the Eid-el-Fitri holiday and beyond. The Company, which, in a goodwill message signed by its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, felicitated with its customers on this year’s Eid-El-Fitr celebration, congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which marks the end of the fasting period. Idemudia said while the fasting may have ended, it is important to sustain the virtues, ideals, and values beyond the month of Ramadan, considering its immense benefit for us as individuals and as a community. “As we commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration,…

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EKEDC, Ikeja Electric 5-Year upgrades’ investments hit N215.68bn

  How power distribution firms’ spending plan got NERC’s nod + who will spend what     Two major players in electricity Distribution statum of the Nigeria’s power industry, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electric, have secured the nod of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to spend N215.68 billion in the next five years. NERC, which confirmed this in a document sighted by Platforms Africa, maintained that it approved a 5-year investments plan for upgrades by the two major firms based on outcome of Tariff review consultations, which…

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