The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has partnered with Azuri Power in an effort to provide electricity to rural dweller. The idea behind the partnership is to boost the Government’s policy on increasing renewable energy opportunities through dependable solar alternatives.
This partnership, flagged off at Wuna Village in the FCT, Abuja, is a part of the Presidential Initiative on Rural Solar Home Lighting Systems.Under phase 1 of the NDPHC, 10 thermal Plants close to source of natural gas supply were built in the Niger Delta and some locations in the West.Under phase 11, it would further strengthen Nigeria’s transmission infrastructure, build hydropower Plants in the North and move into the utilisation of alternative sources of power generation including renewable.
JEDC Laments Damage on Facilities by Windstorm
The management of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) has bemoaned the huge damage on its facilities in Bauchi and other states by windstorm, describing it as “a colossal damage” that will take sometimes to resolve. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Modibbo said during a press conference that the windstorm which lasted for several hours left a lot of havoc on the facilities to the extent that over 500 poles were collapsed, several meters were damaged, and injection substations and communication masts affected.
He also noted that although the company had done some repairs and upgrade, the damage would still take a couple of days to fix while also stating that the company is open to any form of assistance the Federal Government might be wiling to offer.
NERC Grants Ariaria Market 9.5MW Electricity Generation and Distribution Licence
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has granted licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited to generate 9.5MW of electricity for Ariaria International market Aba, Abia State. The news was released by the Head of Media Unit, NERC, Mrs Vivian Mbonu.
“The licences, issued in line with Section 71(6) of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005, were granted after careful consideration of the applications in public interest to promote access to common goods and to promote commerce and industry for which Ariaria, a leading commercial hub in the country is reputed.
“Both licences granted to Araiaria were affirmation of the Commission’s commitment and response to the long-time yearnings of the market for a stable, reliable and sustainable electricity supply to improve quality of goods and services by Nigerian enterprises and entrepreneurs”, she said.
On hearing about the news, traders at the Ariaria market expressed happiness over the granting of power generation and distribution licences for the market by NERC and thanked the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for ensuring that the feat was achieved.
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NERC Suspends IBEDC Management staff over N6bn inappropriate Loan
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has suspended The Board of directors and other management staff of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) have been suspended by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for failing to recover an inappropriate shareholder loan of N6 billion.
NERC had earlier fined IBEDC N50 million on September 18, 2017 for non-compliance with Order No NERC/173/2017 directing the company to fully recover the outstanding sum of N5.7bn being the balance of the loan granted by the company to its core investor, Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Group Ltd IEDMG.
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