Opinion

Federalism: The Decentralisation of Electricity Transmission In Nigeria, By Ugochukwu Amasike

...if Nigeria is to achieve its goal of constant and reliable power supply, then the just and equitable devolution of constitutional power and resources to the states and the concomitant decentralisation of electricity transmission should be effected. In line with the calls for the devolution of power to the states,…
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Opinion

Eligible Customer Declaration – Matters Arising, By Odion Omonfoman

- Minister for Power, Babatunde Raji Fashola However, the big elephant in the room is how the policy would be implemented, particularly the DUoS for eligible customers at 11KV and 33KV served by DISCOs, as well as the potential revenue shortfall that may further weaken already financially stressed Discos. We…
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Opinion

Forty-Five Power Sector Prophecies In 2017, By Odion Omonfoman

Electricity customers should pray against further devaluation of the naira. Customers should pray violently against the floating spirit of the naira. It’s the start of another new year. And as usual, “prophets” are dishing out all sorts of prophecies - from the mundane to the ridiculous, in very, very vague…
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Opinion

Understanding the New Electricity Tariffs: What Are We Paying For? (1), By Odion Omonfoman

Introduction Prior to 2008, there was no transparent commercial electricity tariff setting framework that reflected the true price of electricity in Nigeria in terms of what it costs to generate one MW of power, to transform, transmit and distribute that same MW to customers. As we understand it, electricity tariffs…
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