DisCos Reject 371MW As Power Generation Falls By 25%

Abuja Power supply from the national grid fell by 25.3 percent to 3,320.70 Megawatts yesterday from 4,446.02MW recorded last Sunday.

Checks by Economic Confidential on data supplied by the National System Operator showed that as at 5pm yesterday, 19 power generation companies were on the grid.

The largest electricity supplier was Egbin Power with 544MW, followed by Azura-Edo IPP with 426MW and Delta Power with 367MW. The least suppliers were Omoku (Gas) with 46.20MW and Paras Energy with 46.80MW

The data also revealed that the eleven electricity distribution companies were willing to take only 2,949.02MW, leaving 371.68MW unallocated.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, had last Thursday, unveiled the latest adjustment to electricity tariff with some customers facing about 12 per cent rise in price.

Despite the new rate, the DisCos have continued to underperform with continuing load rejection.

But the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, blamed the system operator, a unit at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, for the low supply by the DisCos.

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