Nigeria to Decentralize Power Generation, Distribution –VP
The federal government has concluded plans to decentralize the power generation and distribution in the country, Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria said this at a town hall meeting with youths held at the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Tuesday. In his statement he stated the decentralization would improve the availability of power supply in the country and attract foreign investors and the reason why he was in Ibadan, is to embark on the off-grid power generation in the entire gbagi market and across all the market across Nigeria as well.
He further talked about the Eligible Customer Declaration (ECD) that allows industrial areas and big estates have their own power without relying on the traditional grid but have companies who would be licensed to buy and sell power to their customers.
Better Power Supply Beckons as Thermal Stations Connect to New Gas Pipelines.
On Wednesday, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) declared that all the existing gas-based power generation plants in Nigeria have been connected to permanent gas supply lines through 600-kilometer new completed gas pipelines.
At a conference in the United States, Dr. Maikanti Baru, NNPC’s Managing Director, did not make it clear if the gas supply to all the power plants were permanent and stable. This was the statement he made at 27th World Gas Conference (WGC) in Washington Dc, United States, that Nigeria have completed and commissioned about 600km of new gas pipelines, connecting all existing power plants to permanent gas supply pipelines, and added, that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project has kicked off and will deliver gas along those areas, thereby generating additional 3,600MW to the national grid.
You’re Fraudsters -Reps accuse DISCOS, kick against estimated bills
On Wednesday, June 27, the members of the House of Representatives met to deliberate on and condemned the excessive estimated billing by electricity distribution companies in the country, accused the Discos of fraud. The members of the House of Representatives have also blamed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, the regulator sector, and of colluding with Discos while Nigerians are being ripped off. The session headed by the member of the House representing Osun State, Ajibola Famurewa, focused on the need to curb excessive electricity charges being levied on the customers by Discos.