The Editorial page of Daily Trust on page 17 of Friday chronicled inception and present state of the Mambilla Hydropower Plant Project.
The paper informed that this all-important project whose completion would not only boast electricity supply but also contribute to Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism by helping to control flooding, irrigation and promote recreational activities must not be allowed to suffer twist, turns and policy shift or business as usual.
Detail captioned, “Save Mambilla Project”.
(a) The Nation Newspaper on page 9 reports that the gree’n’lectric, a digital publication which promotes environmental sustainability will boast Sahara power group’s resolve to seek environmentally – relevant options and solutions in its operations. This has been launched at Egbin Power Plant.
The paper further stated that the Director, Governance and Sustainability Ejiro Gray said that Sahara Powers commitment to protecting the integrity of the environment remained unwavering
Detail captioned, “Sahara power promotes sustainability with gree’n’lectric”.
(b) The Nation Newspaper on page 9 reports that a payment platform in partnership with IRecharge Tech-Innovation- a payment solution platform provider, to ease payment of bills has been launched to ease payment difficulties to Consumers on the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).
The paper further stated that the Director Dr. Tinuade Sanda has assured the customers that the platform was not only fast and convenient, but was also safe for them to make their transactions.
Detail captioned, “EKEDC partners IRecharge on easy payment”.
(a) The Vanguard Newspaper on page 19 reports that the Power Purchase Agreement PPA, with electricity generation companies, GenCos, for supply of 5,505 megawatts (MW) of electricity for peak generation and a base lead of 4,893MW has partially been activated by the Federal Government.
The paper further stated that the agreement guarantees payment for gas supplied to the GenCos by gas Companies and also ensures that the generation companies are paid for power supplied to the national grid.
Detail captioned, “Electricity output plan kicks off today on 5,505MW FG, GenCos deal”.
(b) The Vanguard Newspaper on page 12 reports that a bill seeking to repeal law on Rural Electricity has scaled second reading in Edo State House of Assembly after fifty years of establishing the Rural Electricity Board by the government late Brig-Gen Samuel Ogbemudia in the defunct mid-west state.
The paper further stated that the bill, which had been amended by the National Assembly, grants the State House of Assembly the power to address the issue of electricity generation, transmission and distribution.
Detail captioned, “Edo Rural Electricity Board: 50 years after, bill to repeal law scales 2nd Reading”.
Ezekwesiri Charity Chika
Snr. Information Officer
For: Director, Information