Chief Justice Onnoghen Tasks Judges On Stringent Punishment For Electricity, Pipeline Vandals.
The chief justice of Nigeria(CJN), Justice Onnoghen have stated that the judiciary would be stringent in applying punishment for electricity and pipeline vandals in an interactive session organized by the Niger-Delta Holding Company (NDPHC) in collaboration with NJI. He had stressed the purpose of the interaction was as a result of the need to examine the role of the judiciary in the effective implementation of power projects in Nigeria. And to resolve issues pertaining to injunctions, the implications of vandalism on power generation and the impact of stable electricity supply on the Nigerian economy and among others.
Onnoghen further used the medium to urge judicial officers to encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms between parties to avoid technicalities involved in the resolution of such cases.
Gas Shortage Cuts 2,148 MW Electricity from Grid
The Minister of Power and Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, briefed newsmen yesterday that the shortage in gas for power generation has cut down electricity supply by 2,148 megawatts (MW) at the national grid. The report has shown that 10 Generation Companies (Gencos) were unable to get enough gas to produce the quantum of power for actual operational capacity and about 429,600 homes could have been energized with the 2,148MW lost to gas shortage.
Geregu NIPP Genco in Kogi State lost about 435MW leading to its entire generation capacity being shut down due to the gas constraint. Olurorunsogo NIPP in Ogun State could not generate any power and lost up to 360MV while Afam VI Genco in Rivers State lost 340MW to the shortage.
Nigeria’s Power Woes Linger as Canadian Firm Plans 23 Nuclear Power Stations.
Canadian Company, StarCore Nuclear Inc. has proposed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, to erect 23 microgrids across the more remote regions of the country thus minimizing the cost of electricity infrastructure in those target areas for the government.
The StarCore representatives have stated that the aim of the project is to make electricity accessible to the millions of Nigerians who currently have unreliable or no access to electricity. The project’s focus is bringing electricity to the more remote areas of the country where grid infrastructure is less reliable when compared to the state capital cities.
Anambra Govt Calls for Reduction in Electricity Tariff as NERC Organises Town Hall Meeting In Awka.
During the one-day town hall meeting in Awka organized by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Mr. Obi Nwankwo, the Commissioner for power and Public Utilities represented by the Special Advisor to the Governor on Power and Public Utilities emphasized on the need for the Disco to provide meters to the people and reduce the electricity tariff.
The speakers at the meeting made presentations on several issues including Metering Asset Providing, Health, and Safety, electricity theft among others. The meter asset provider must be approved by the EEDC to avoid fraud as NERC is interested in ensuring that consumers are given meters which is their right, the representatives from the NERC buttressed. They talked about how the commission is interested in introducing through a private arrangement, a new means of providing meters to consumers who will, in turn, pay for the meters in a period of ten years.