SEE WHAT AKWA IBOM YOUTHS DID YO PHEDC OVER BLACKOUTS AND OVERBILLING

Youths of Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday barricaded the offices of Portharcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Uyo with a mock coffin over alleged epileptic power supply and high tariff. Sources from the PHED Uyo, said the total blackout witnessed in Uyo was as a result of the protest since the company was forcefully shut down. According to the youth leader of Itu, Ubong Akpan, who led the protest “We are against estimated bills and we want them to restore the light to what it…

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AGAIN NATIONAL GRID COLLAPSES AFTER HUGE DROP OF OVER 1,50 MEGAWATTS

Okechukwu Nnodim The total quantum of electricity generated on the Nigeria’s power grid fell by 1,507.3 megawatts, dropping from a peak of 4,845.4MW to 3,338.1MW, the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has revealed. Aside from the recent drop in power generation, which occurred between Wednesday and Thursday, it was also observed from the latest industry updates that the national grid suffered system collapse twice in May 2019. The system collapse was recorded on the May 8 and 9 as power generation dropped, from a…

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TCN GIVES DISAPPOINTING NEWS ON ELECTRICITY TO CONSUMERS

Usman Mohammed, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transmission Company of Nigeria, has said that before the country can have a stable electricity grid power distribution companies have to recapitalise. In an interview with The Punch on Sunday, Mohammed said that they have always maintained that there must be a commensurate investment in the distribution network if the nation is going to achieve grid stability. He said, “electricity is driven by protection. If you take your house as an instance, there is always what you call cut-out or MCB and the intention…

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NIGERIA SUPPLIES BENIN, OTHERS ELECTRICITY YET THEY HAVE STABLE POWER THAN US, SEE WHY

The Managing Director, TCN, Usman Mohammed has revealed the reason behind unstable power supply in Nigeria whereas Benin Republic and some other countries experience stable power supply. Nigeria supplies about 80 percent of the total quantum of electricity consumed in Benin Republic but Benin has more stable power supply than Nigeria, TCN has said. Nigeria, through the TCN also supplies power to the Republic of Niger and Chad, and these countries are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector. Usman Mohammed explained the reason why these neighbouring countries…

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