*12% loss above NERC’s MYTO 8% loss
11 July 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Nigeria has lost 100.1 percent of electricity through transmission in 2016, according to data researched by Sweetcrude Reports.
According to the data, in January, the country lost a total of 8.76 percent through the transmission grid.
In February, a loss of 8.87 percent was recorded, while in March, the country lost 8.38 percent.
April was a bit lower than previous months as the loss was pegged at 8.14 percent.
May had the second highest loss of 9.37 percent.
The loss recorded in June was the highest with almost 10 percent- 9.93 percent.
Although the chart secured by this Newspaper was supposed to display the difference between energy injected into the grid and energy supplied from the grid, however, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was unable to provide the amount of power injected into the grid.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC’s Multi-Year Tariff Order, MYTO, it targets a transmission loss of 8.05% per month.
In July, there was a recorded loss of 8.32 percent through transmission, while in August, the loss was 7.89 percent.
September was even lower than the target set by the MYTO, with 6.65 percent loss, while in October, a loss of 7.96 percent was recorded.
In November, Nigeria lost 7.84 percent power through transmission, and in December, 7.99 percent loss.
This raises the average loss incurred to ge of 12 percent loss.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has always blamed losses on weak transmission lines from the grid to the electricity distribution companies, discos.
However this week, Minister of Power said the TCN will complete work on 200 transmission lines to improve power supply.
As regards the daily energy sent out in 2016, Nigeria recorded a total of 3,480 megawatts from January 3 to December 4.
The country witnessed a power peak generation of 4741MW on Sunday, February 7, 2016, with the highest power constraint of 4742MW on June 12.