The civil society Group for Good Government has called on the Federal Government to address the issue of estimated billing and intensify efforts on metering. Dominic Ogakwu, the group ‘s convener has made this appeal in a statement after a one-day power forum with the theme, Assessing the independent power producers.
The convener also explained the need for the government to invest in off-grid solutions like solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy to address the power generation, transmission and distribution issues nationwide.
Ogun Government Partners With Transmission Company on Electricity Generation.
The TCN Managing Director, Mr. Usman Muhammad has stated that the Ogun State Government is set to collaborate with Transmission Company of Nigeria, on the construction of power sub-stations to generate over one thousand megawatts of electricity, especially in industrial areas of the state.
Mr. Muhammad said the project will be financed by a Japanese based company and would involve the construction of power sub-stations in areas with industrial clusters such as Ogijo, Redemption camp, Arigbajo, Ajegunle among others. He noted that Ogun state government would partner with the agency in the area of payment of compensation to residents.
Nigerian govt may stop supplying electricity to Togo, Niger, Benin Republic.
The minister of power works, and Housing Babatunde Fashola has confirmed to newsmen in Abuja that the international customers, who pay for the power they receive from Nigeria in dollars, owed the country.
Fashola stated that he had also directed the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) to go ahead and collect its money from the international customers. He noted that the government had issued letters to the countries involved, adding that Nigeria would disconnect those who fail to comply as endorsed by Buhari.
How NDPHC intends to drive presidential initiative on solar energy.
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has keyed into the Federal Government’s ambitious renewable sources from 13 percent of total electricity generation in 2015 to 23 percent in 2025 in the country.
NDPHC has officially commenced with a partnership with Azuri, a company with track record of success in its operations in East Africa. This is in order to boost the Federal Government’s policy on escalating renewable energy opportunities. The partnership flagged off at Wuna village in the FCT, Abuja and is a part of the Presidential Initiative on Rural Solar Home Lighting Systems.