29 July 2015, Abuja – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday disclosed that the national electricity grid transmission has attained a new peak capacity of 4,662 megawatts (MW), some 6MW different from its last record of 4656MW.
It said that the country’s power generation and transmission capacities have in the last couple of days enjoyed new peaks above 4500MW following improvements in gas supply to the generating stations as well as equipment and infrastructure upgrade in the transmission network.
TCN which assured that it would continue to work at enhancing the capacity to transmit more quality power to the electricity distribution companies in the country, also attributed the new records to enhanced human capacity of its system operator.
The transmission company had Wednesday July 15, 2015 announced its attainment of the previous 4656MW peak transmission, just two days after it recorded 4545MW peak transmission in the national grid.
Meanwhile, about 32,229 electricity consumers that are serviced by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) within its franchise distribution areas of Abuja, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger have reportedly begun to receive refunds for excess charges levied by the Disco for electricity they consumed between the months of October 2014 and May 2015.
The refund which runs into millions of naira may however come in the form of credit awards on the bills of the 32,229 affected customers. The development follows an enforcement order on the Disco by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for flagrant breach of its licenses conditions as regards estimated billing methodology.
NERC had in the order accused AEDC of continuous fleecing of consumers and threatened to take punitive measures against it if it fails to refund to consumers monies collected from them from estimated billing over certain periods.
– This Day