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Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by malc619(m): 12:56pm On Oct 01, 2013
Power remains abysmally poor

on October 01, 2013 at 12:00 pm in Sweet Crude

Nigerians scoring the power sector below average, some would say is being very generous in view of the prevalent crisis in the nation’s power sector, which has gone on for decades, unabated. But with the sale of the unbundled power companies from PHCN, to private investors, KUNLE KALEJAYE, writes that there is hope for better days ahead.

There were mixed feelings by Nigerians in describing the power sector 53 years after independence. For some, the sector has gone through an unforgettable process, while others believe that privatisation is the long awaited answer for the sector.

Historical background

The Chairman, Electric Power Foundation, Mr. Otis Anyaeji, speaking, recalled that the total installed capacity in 1972 was 523.6 megawatts. By 1990, this had increased to 6,000MW.

Anyaeji, who spoke at the WorldStage National Power Conference in Lagos, noted that things went awry for the sector as successive administrations neglected power infrastructure, thereby resulting into a state of dilapidation.

By 1999, Anyaeji stated that electric power production fell to 1,975MW down from about 6,000MW in 1990, as a result of neglect of the sector. “That was the era of constant load shedding/blackouts, stagnated industrial growth, extermination of small businesses (apart from buying and selling), discouragement of foreign investment and low capital inflow.

“The position of the power sector as the starting point and driving force for any meaningful development of any economy cannot be over-emphasized. The extent of achievement of Nigeria’s declared goal of being among the top 20 economies in the world (in year 2020) must be measured by the quantum of electricity production in Nigeria, and the extent of its consumption/application.

Industry analysts also recalled that to integrate electricity power development and make it effective, the then-colonial government in 1950, passed the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria, ECN Ordinance No. 15 of 1950. With this ordinance in place, the electricity department and all those undertakings which were controlled came under one body.

The ECN and the Niger Dam Authority (NDA), were merged to become the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), with effect from the 1st April 1972, but he noted that the actual merger did not take place until 6th January 1973, when the first General Manager was appointed.

The statutory function of the Authority was to develop and maintain an efficient co-ordinate and economical system of electricity supply throughout the Federation.

For several years, despite consistent cash investments by the federal government, power outages became the standard for Nigerians. Because this is absolutely abnormal NEPA was re-christened, “Never Expect Power Always.”

EPSR Act enacted

The persistent power failure and systems collapse, forced the federal government to take radical action by enacting the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSR Act), which called for the unbundling the national power utility company into a series of 18 successor companies: six generation companies (GENCOs), 11 distribution companies (DISCOs), covering all 36 Nigerian states, and a national power transmission company.

The Act stipulates that ownership of these companies be granted to the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, (the privatisation arm of the federal government) and the Ministry of Finance Incorporated. The unbundling paved the way for an ambitious privatisation programme carried out by the BPE.

In 2007, BPE hired CPCS Transcom Limited, an international consulting firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to provide advice on the best ways to move forward with the privatisation programme for 11 DISCOs and the 6 GENCOs.

Advent of NIPP

Speaking further, Anyaeji underscored the importance of exploiting all the available energy sources in Nigeria for adequate production of electricity. He also noted that improvement in associated power infrastructure (for electricity transmission and distribution) is imperative in the sector

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 1:21pm On Oct 01, 2013
Does it matter how many megawatts nigeria generated in 1990? We are in 2013 for phuck sake!

Thank God power have improved in my area.

Fresh air things! grin
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by otijah(m): 5:09pm On Oct 01, 2013
Am still looking for Caro. HEBA!!!!
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Chinoanyi(m): 5:09pm On Oct 01, 2013
grin Dey ve sold d remaing 5000 megawatts

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by jonescyras(m): 5:09pm On Oct 01, 2013
grin..........laughter dey kill me o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by ninja4life(m): 5:10pm On Oct 01, 2013
One comment and d crap is on front page god purnish devil.anyway 5th to comment,na god go purnish mtn for denying me 2nd to comment position with their crappy network.

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by dridowu: 5:11pm On Oct 01, 2013
Thanks to military and pdp led govt

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by alaladakosta(f): 5:11pm On Oct 01, 2013
was? so?
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by toni24ng(m): 5:11pm On Oct 01, 2013
Naija and power. Incompatible!
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by PECO4KING(m): 5:13pm On Oct 01, 2013
No lite for my house at as now self. In 90's we dey even enjoy lite pass this one self.

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by ichommy(m): 5:13pm On Oct 01, 2013
ninja4life: One comment and d crap is on front page god purnish devil.anyway 5th to comment,na god go purnish mtn for denying me 2nd to comment position with there crappy network.

Did you just say Crappy?
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by oyedun82(m): 5:13pm On Oct 01, 2013
thats NIGERIA for YOU
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by simongonner: 5:14pm On Oct 01, 2013
Haaaaa..They looted 5000mw....Barrow Goverment...

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by homesteady(m): 5:15pm On Oct 01, 2013
berem: Does it matter how many megawatts nigeria generated in 1990? We are in 2013 for phuck sake!

Thank God power have improved in my area.

Fresh air things! grin

ThankGOD that you have also felt the Fresh air!
grin

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 5:16pm On Oct 01, 2013
i made the first page for phuck sake grin grin grin grin
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 5:17pm On Oct 01, 2013
Wow 1990 dat was a long time ago i was just 50 then. Anyway Frontpage tinzzz
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Aromas: 5:17pm On Oct 01, 2013
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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by nkpommpko(m): 5:18pm On Oct 01, 2013
Then we lost it to greed
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 5:18pm On Oct 01, 2013
ninja4life: One comment and d crap is on front page god purnish devil.anyway 5th to comment,na god go purnish mtn for denying me 2nd to comment position with their crappy network.
pathetic
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Hadeyeancah(m): 5:20pm On Oct 01, 2013
That was then,what of now?
Next page pls
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 5:27pm On Oct 01, 2013
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Do you have any question to ask concerning your generator? Because we render assistance to the public on SELF SERVICING which can guide you on repairing your generator by yourself.
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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Nobody: 5:36pm On Oct 01, 2013
Well, I was alive and full of sense in 1990 so I can comment.

Yes, I think so because NEPA didn't used to blink back then, so yes. cheesy
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Bluetooth2: 5:44pm On Oct 01, 2013
Beyond their disregard for human rights and the Rule of law, the military era actually contributed more to infastructural development than their civilian counterparts .

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by OkikiOluwa1(m): 5:49pm On Oct 01, 2013
Ewoo!
Wetin kom drain am to below 1500 in 1999?
Nigeria's problem is spiritual!

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Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by ITbomb(m): 5:52pm On Oct 01, 2013
pDude: Well, I was alive and full of sense in 1990 so I can comment.

Yes, I think so because NEPA didn't used to blink back then, so yes. cheesy
Not that it was too good then but the load was nothing compare to today .
Thank God for GEJ , we are getting back on track .
GEJ is working
Happy Independence Nigeria
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Maxymilliano(m): 6:01pm On Oct 01, 2013
malc619:
Historical background

The Chairman, Electric Power Foundation, Mr. Otis Anyaeji, speaking, recalled that the total installed capacity in 1972 was 523.6 megawatts. By 1990, this had increased to 6,000MW.

Anyaeji, who spoke at the WorldStage National Power Conference in Lagos, noted that things went awry for the sector as successive administrations neglected power infrastructure, thereby resulting into a state of dilapidation.

By 1999, Anyaeji stated that electric power production fell to 1,975MW down from about 6,000MW in 1990, as a result of neglect of the sector


This is the crux of the sordid tale of PHCN, Obasanjo could have halt the drift and put things on right footing ...


malc619: But with the sale of the unbundled power companies from PHCN, to private investors, KUNLE KALEJAYE, writes that there is hope for better days ahead


Way to go and hope for better days ...
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by olahero(m): 6:13pm On Oct 01, 2013
hmmmmm PHCN I dey wait U to chop off d light nah, charging......... 46%
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Deiok(m): 6:15pm On Oct 01, 2013
hmmm. What a terrible country. Thats retrogression angry
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by Aromas: 6:23pm On Oct 01, 2013
godjohnson: is it free?
Yes free
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by skyscraperTM(m): 6:31pm On Oct 01, 2013
what do you expect when one particular president transfered half of the megawatt to another country|
Re: Power Generation Was 6000MW In 1990... True?? by FindOut(m): 6:42pm On Oct 01, 2013
~Bluetooth:


Beyond their disregard for human rights and the Rule of law, the military era actually contributed more to infastructural development than their civilian counterparts .

I've said it before that if you look at Nigeria from 1960, we have actually seen much more development and overall better standard of living under MILLITARY rule compared to civillian regimes. Practically all our major infrastructure today were built by the Millitary, the civillians came in, mismanaged (still mismanaging) the ones they met, built very few, then sold (still selling) to their cronies. thats in addition to the "everybody come and eat" we have under civillian regimes. Under the millitary, na only CinC, some MilAds & few other people dey chop money.

From the refineries, power generation, national monuments, even interstate roads, the guys from the barracks have far surpassed their civillian counterparts. While they were building, "democratic" civillians are busy passing budget after budget for maintenance, yet nothing show. Someone will now say it is the "system which cannot change overnight" that is responsible for the collapse of Nigerian Airways, Nitel, NEPA (PHCN), even National Stadium Surulere & National Arts Theatre iganmu e.t.c. as if it was not Nigerians who established these things and had them up and running for quite some time.

2015, make una wise up abeg. Nigeria doesnt deserve leaders who give excuses for their incompetence or lack of performance, leaders who even feel that our major problem is exagerrated (how the heck will he pay serious attention to it when "perception is different from reality"?!!!)

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