Nigeria: Power generation rises to 4,285MW

*Power transmission sub-station.

*Power transmission sub-station.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi
18 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said that the country’s power generation has increased from 3,810 megawatts recorded on September 8, 2016 to 4,285.90 megawatts on Friday.

The power generation record was reported in the website of Nigerian Electricity System Operator also known as the System Operator (SO), which is operated by the TCN, on Friday.

According to TCN, the latest increase to 4,285.90MW was the total output by power generation companies, and had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across the country.

It added that electricity generation in the country has been stable in the last two months, rising from about 2, 983 megawatts to over 4, 000 megawatts.

However, even though power generation has improved, many parts of the country have reportedly remained with poor supply owing to problems with the distribution companies, including provision of pre-payment meters.

The Acting Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Anthony Akah, recently disclosed that no fewer than four million electricity consumers in the country were awaiting supply of the meters.

Mr. Akah said that although the commission had improved on metering system, unavailability of meter manufacturing companies was hindering the maximum provision of the product to Nigerians.

He said the commission would sanction any distribution company which failed to comply with directives relating to the distribution of meters.

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