24 February 2019, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Total number of consumers with prepaid meters increased by 1 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, according to newly released data by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.
According to the Bureau, a number of customers with prepaid meter grew to1.67m customers in Q4 2018 from 1.65m customers in Q3 2018.
Abuja Disco has the highest number of customers metered, closely followed by Benin Disco and Eko Disco, while Yola Disco recorded the least total number of customers metered.
Abuja Disco recorded 292,714 meter distribution in Q3, Benin 285,144, Eko 159,784, Enugu 140,064, Ibadan 254,261, Ikeja 159,221, Jos 54,895, Kaduna 138,165, Kano 65,060, Port Harcourt 66,507, and Yola 37,329. Total of
Then in Q4, distribution increased to: Abuja 295,641, Benin 287,995, Eko 161,382, Enugu 141,465, Ibadan 256,804, Ikeja 160,813, Jos 55,444, Kaduna 139,547, Kano 65,711, Port Harcourt 67,172, and Yola 37,702, making a total of 1,669,675 meters already distributed.
Meanwhile, power generation statistics for Q4 2018 reflected that a total average of 68,625 MWh of energy was generated daily by thermal power stations while thermal power stations generated an average of 27,913 MWh of energy within the same period.
Thermal stations generated a peak of 80,856 MWh on 20th December 2018 while the hydro stations attained a peak of 32,681 MWh on the 21st of October, 2018.
However, the lowest daily energy generation of 44,367 MWh was attained by thermal stations on 29th of October 2018 while the lowest daily energy generation of 21,457 MWh was attained by hydro stations on 21st of December 2018.