When did electricity generation start in Nigeria?

When did electricity generation start in Nigeria?

1896
Electricity generation started in Nigeria in 1896 but the first electric utility company, known as the Nigerian Electricity Supply Company, was established in 1929.

What is captive generation?

A captive power plant, also called autoproducer or embedded generation, is an electricity generation facility used and managed by an industrial or commercial energy user for their own energy consumption.

What is the current electricity generation in Nigeria?

Nigeria’s power generation is mostly thermal and hydro with installed capacity of about 12,522 MW. The country is part of the Economic Community of West African States and part of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), a specialized agency of ECOWAS that includes 14 of the 15 countries in the regional economic community.

Under what act is captive generation?

The Electricity Act, 2003 in furtherance of its objective of promoting the electricity industry for the first time allowed “captive generation” to any “person”.

When was NEPA privatized in Nigeria?

1 November, 2013
The privatization of PHCN was consummated on 1’1 November, 2013 when President Goodluck Jonathan handed over the subsidiary companies that made up PHCN to the new core investors.

What is the 2025 targets for solar in Nigeria?

Targets: The Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) seeks to increase the supply of renewable electricity from 13% of total electricity generation in 2015 to 23% in 2025 and 36% by 2030. Renewable electricity would then account for 10% of Nigerian total energy consumption by 2025.

What is captive solar power plant?

A captive solar power plant refers to a solar power plant that has been implemented by a company for its own consumption. This means, the power generated by the solar power plant is consumed entirely by the developing company itself.

What are the types of captive power plants?

The captive power plant can be classified as: steam plant, gas turbine plants, diesel engine plant co-generation plant, wind cum plant, hydro plant. Steam Plants: This choice is suitable for heavy industry e.g. steel aluminum etc.

Who sold NEPA to PHCN?

Ten years later, the government of General Abdusalami Abubakar promulgated the Public Enterprises (Privatization and Commercialization) Decree of 1999 which listed NEPA now changed to PHCN for privatization.

What was the reason behind the inclusion of captive generation under the Electricity Act 2003?

For energy-intensive industries, captive power provides a cheaper option than power from discoms, since the discoms charge additional surcharges and cross-subsidies from industries. The Electricity Act of 2003 is an enabler for a captive generation.

When was NEPA changed to PHCN in Nigeria?

2005
Power Generation in Nigeria In 2005, as a result of the power sector reform process, NEPA was unbundled and renamed Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

When was Ekedc established?

2013
PLC (EKEDC) came into existence when Nigeria’s power sector was un- bundled and privatized in 2013. An offshoot of the legacy government utility NEPA, the company is one of the largest among the 11 electricity distribution companies serving the country today.

What is captive power generation?

Captive Power Generation can be defined as the generation of electricity exceeding 1 MW for the purpose of consumption by the generator, and which is consumed by the generator itself, and not sold to a third-party. In Nigeria, a total capacity of 1300MW of captive power permits have been issued.

How many captive power permits have been issued in Nigeria?

In Nigeria, a total capacity of 1300MW of captive power permits have been issued. No permits or licenses have been issued for renewable captive power (or not registered as such).

Are captive power plants grid connected or off grid?

Although the location where a captive power plant is deployed may be grid-connected, the electricity generated is not sent to the national grid, thereby making captive power plants, off-grid. 2.

Are there any permits or licenses issued for captive power?

No permits or licenses have been issued for renewable captive power (or not registered as such). Here are some other points to note about captive power generation and captive power plants: 1.