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ALSCON Plc seek issuance of On-Grid Licence

16.05.14 - 21
The Managing Director/CEO of Alscom Plc, Mr. Dmitry Zavyalov today met with the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, to discuss the issuance of an on-grid power generation license for their aluminium production plant, located in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, stating that they are, “looking for an opportunity to keep production in Nigeria”.


NERC tells DISCOs to close the metering gap

16.05.14 - 26

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi has reiterated the urgency and need to close the metering gap; at the same time urged for standardization of customer estimation, avoidance of extortion and exploitation by both the utility companies and the customers.

“With the wide gap in metering, which was put at 54.8% in 2012, resulting in very high estimation it became necessary to introduce a temporary measure for billing customer who are not effectively metered”.


Minister of power tasks new investors to generate more power

15.05.14 - 20
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, today appealed to the new investors in the electricity market to, ‘synergize and generate as much power as possible’, during his courtesy visit to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on the 15th of May 2014.

The Minister spoke on the setbacks that the electricity market is facing with regards to gas supply, ensuring the stakeholders that, “every effort is being made to ensure you get gas”. He suggested that government will incentivise gas producers to give more gas for the sector.


NERC receives Turkish Ambassador/Construction Experts

02.05.14 - 23

NERC Receives Turkish Ambassador/Construction Experts
… Urged to adhere to FG Policy

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Thursday, 24th of April, 2014 hosted the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mustafa Pulat, who led a delegation of construction experts, known as the Turkish Construction Forum to the Commission on a working visit.

Mustafa was received by the Chairman, Dr Sam Amadi represented by the Commissioner, Government and Consumer Affairs, Dr Abba Ibrahim, who described the visit as timely in the light of the new power industry.


NERC approves Interim Rules for the Transitional Electricity Market (TEM) and Enforcement Regulation for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)

23.04.14 - 21

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved and signed into law the rules for the Interim period between completion of privatisation and the start of the Transitional Electricity Market (TEM).

The order which was signed by the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi provides for regulation which shall apply to energy produced and delivered as well as associated services during the interim period.


NERC explains MYTO …tells industry operators to tackle metering

17.04.14 - 20

Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr Sam Amadi,  has explained the misconception with regard to the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) stating that it is a five years tariff arrangement, which means that the amount has been benchmarked.

He gave the clarification in a press briefing shortly after the monthly meeting of the Commission and operators in the power industry on Wednesday, 16th of April, 2014, at the Commission’s headquarters.  Amadi spoke on the backdrop of the public outcry on the fixed charges on electricity bills which has prompted protest from some quarters in the light of low electricity supply.


NERC supports workplace health amongst staff with Innovocare Health Systems

11.04.14 - 17

Health is of supreme importance, especially if you are straddled down with responsibilities at the workplace and have limited time for leisure and exercise. It is in recognition of this that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission took the opportunity to invite Innovacare Health Systems, a physician-guided health and wellness promotion organisation, for their first Distinguished Visitors Programme for 2014, which was held on the 10th of April 2014.

The Distinguished Visitors Programme provides a platform for professionals from multiple fields to dialogue with the staff and management of the Commission. Innovacare Health Systems, founded by Dr. Chito Nwana, Dr. Toju Chike-Obi, and Nikki Esin, shared their experience in the health sector as well as their methods for acquiring and retaining peak physical and mental fitness at the workplace with the Commission.


NERC panel hear Appeal Petition against Eko Electricity Distribution Company

07.04.14 - 16

On the 4th of April 2014, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) commenced hearing on appeal against the decision of the Eko Forum in the case of Mayfair Gardens Property Owners and Residents Association of Lekki Peninsula against the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).

This appeal was brought by the petitioner, Mayfair Gardens Property Owners and Residents Association of Lekki Peninsula, who cited Eko Forum’s inability to make a binding ruling on some of the issues they brought forward to them as the reason for their appeal.


Abuja Distribution Company visits NERC... assures on improved customer service

02.04.14 - 15

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday, 2nd April 2014 received the Management and Shareholders of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company led by the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Neil Croucher accompanied by Managing  Director of CEC Africa, Michael Tarney and representative  of United Bank of Africa, Helen Brume.

The major aim of the visit was to intimate the Commission on the company’s vision in the light of the expectations of electricity customers and the industry at large.  Managing Director/Chief
Executive of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Neil Croucher disclosed that the company was in the process of establishing a call center to deal with consumer related issues.


Mobil joins the league of Shell and Agip, set to commence 575 megawatt power plant

27.03.14 - 14

The power sector has just received a timely boost with the issuance of license to Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to build a 575megawatt power station in Eket – Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.  The license was issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC after all stipulated requirements were met by the company.

The Vice Chairman – NERC, Muhammed Lawal Bello acknowledged the significant stride taken by the company and assured them that, “NERC’s mandate is to ensure availability and reliability of electricity’’.


NERC issues licence for Embedded Generation ...Gov. Isa Yuguda commends NERC

26.03.14 - 13

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 hosted  the Governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency Mallam Isa Yuguda on the occasion of the issuance of an embedded generation license to the Bauchi State Government.

The issuance of this license follows the application submitted to the Commission by the Yankari Power Company Limited on March 8th, 2012.


Chinese delegation declares interest to invest in power ....says the Commission is a steadfast umpire

25.03.14 - 12

The management of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission today hosted Chinese Trade and Investment delegation alongside their Nigerian partners.

The delegation comprised of technicians, who specialize in large scale design, manufacturing and installation of electrical equipments.

The Leader of the delegation, Yurin Qrian Jing of Jamet Cooperation, expressed the group’s desire to share their experience with China’s power development.


NERC and Chief Executive Officers of Electricity Companies commit themselves to improve power supply to Nigerians

13.03.14 -11

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Chief Executives Officers of Generation and Distribution Companies, Market Operator, System Operator, the Bulk Trader, and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) convened at the NERC headquarters on Wednesday 12 March, 2014 for monthly consultative meeting and pledged to task themselves on bringing about significant changes in the power industry.

The participants were of the consensus that electricity consumers are only concerned about electricity availability, hence the need to trash all inhibiting issues stifling the attainment of consumers’ expectations.


NERC Launches Eko Forum Office

06.03.14 -10

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commissioned the Eko Forum office, just over a year after it launched the Ikeja Forum office in Lagos.

On the 27th of February, 2014, management and staff of NERC, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company and other stakeholders in electricity converged at No 6, Odulami Street in Lagos to commission Eko Forum office of NERC as part of its commitment to electricity customers.


USAID/Power Africa Delegation Visits NERC

20.02.14 - 07

The United States Agency for International Development/Power Africa delegation has visited the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. The delegation, led by Sharon Pauling, the Abuja Director for USAID took the opportunity to commend the Commission on their efforts in the power industry thus far.

Power Africa is an agency under USAID with the goal of leveraging partnerships to increase access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the acting deputy coordinator, Agnes Daswicz, “the Nigerian privatization programme has partly influenced the creation of Power Africa”.


Sam Amadi Preaches Love of Country and Patriotism by Nigerians

12.02.14 - 06

The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi has called on Nigerians to be patriotic and learn to be patient with the country especially with the leadership and the government. He said Nigerians must have “sacrificial love” for God and country.

Amadi expressed disappointment with Nigerians who use the internet to scandalize the country describing them as unpatriotic and a clear case of not loving Nigeria.