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NERC Seeks Better Project Performance From Operators

Posted: Sep 1, 2015 at 12:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi, has blamed poor project performance management as one of the major challenges besetting the power sector in Nigeria.

Amadi, who made the remark at the opening of a two day workshop initiated by the commission with Industry Performance Management officers of Generation and Transmission Companies, said that the need to take the sector to greater height that could stand international reckoning makes it imperative to build a team of performance management officers.

He stressed that officers would both monitor and report to the commission particularly activities of generation and transmission companies, noting that the current problem of the generated electricity predates privatisation.

According to him, “We cannot wheel out adequate power today because there has not been project management which goes back to PHCN before privatization.”

To the performance officers, he said: “All of you have signed up to capacity improvement. We should all leave is place with a new understanding on how to deliver efficient capacity.”

He reiterated the commission’s continuous support with a pledge for extensive monitoring, geared towards achieving stable sector; taking into cognizance the need to make the grid strong enough to transport the power being generated.

Meanwhile, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed that a new record peak for power delivery of 4810.7mega watts has been attained.

In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Seun Olagunju, this new peak followed the record set previously when 4748mw was wheeled by the TCN network.

The Managing Director/CEO, TCN, Paul Stefiszyn, noted that “this success is a result of the gas companies, the generation companies, the distribution companies and TCN working together.”

Stefiszyn further said that “the Federal Government has been very supportive in coordinating activities across the value chain. We are now aiming to achieve 5,000mw in a short time, which obviously will be an important milestone for the Nigerian economy.”