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The Nation’s Electricity Falls To 9MW

The Nation's Electricity falls to 9MW

The Nation's electricity falls to 9MV says the arm of the Federal Government's power transmission The nation's electricity grid actually crash from a peak of 3,703 megawatts to as low as 9MW on Sunday. Nigeria witnessed a widespread blackout on Sunday after the nation's grid collapsed around 6.49 pm before engineers from the Transmission Company of Nigeria strived to ensure the recovery of the grid. The PUNCH had reported on Monday that Sunday’s grid collapse was the fifth in 2022, a development that made many power distribution companies shut down their various outgoing electricity feeders. Data sourced from the NESO on Monday in Abuja,...

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Electricity crisis: Federal Government, Siemens sign deal today.

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The Federal Government will sign an agreement with German-based Siemens AG on Monday (today) on an electrification roadmap aimed at addressing the nation’s power crisis, our correspondent has learnt. The PUNCH exclusively reported last month that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, had meetings with the power distribution companies and other stakeholders in the power sector and projects that the German government could help with were examined. Our correspondent gathered that the Global Chief Executive Officer, Siemens, Mr Joe Kaeser, will be visiting Nigeria to sign a Letter of Agreement with President Muhammadu Buhari on the road map. “This...

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Power grid suffers total collapse, TCN may expel Discos

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The nation’s power grid recorded its eighth total collapse this year on Sunday, plunging consumers across the country into blackout for some hours. The government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, which manages the grid, blamed electricity distribution companies for the system failure, which it said occurred at 9.10 am. Total generation stood at 3,825 megawatts as of 6.00 am on Sunday, compared to 3,260.9MW on Saturday, the data obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the TCN, showed. The grid suffered four total collapses in January and one each in February, April and May, according to the system operator. Enugu Electricity Distribution...

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Presidency Meets Power Firms Over Electricity Crisis.

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As the nation’s power sector remains in crisis mode, the Presidency has met with electricity distribution companies in a bid to resolve some of the issues affecting the electricity supply industry, our correspondent has learnt. It was gathered that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, had a meeting with the Discos last week, before the presidential inauguration, and the previous week, with representatives of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc in attendance. Our correspondent learnt that the meetings were aimed at resolving the liquidity...

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Electricity generation falls to 2,616MW, six plants idle

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The nation’s electricity generation plunged to 2,616.7 megawatts on Tuesday, a day after heavy rainfall in Lagos damaged some power facilities and worsened supply in parts of the state. Total power generation declined to 3,978.5MW as of 6.00am on Monday from 4,297MW on Sunday, according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria. Six power plants, namely Alaoji NIPP, Olorunsogo NIPP and Ihovbor NIPP, Gbarain NIPP, AES IPP and ASCO IPP, were idle as of 6.00am on Tuesday.MA total generation capacity of 2,443.2MW was said to be unavailable as of 6.00am on Tuesday as...

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