Nigeria’s Power Generation Has Increased – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the country’s
power generation has increased from 3,810 megawatts recorded on Sept. 8,
2016 to 4,285.90 megawatts on Friday.

The power generation record was reported in the website of “Nigerian Electricity System Operator’’ on Friday.

said that 4,285.90 megawatts was the total output by power generation
companies, and had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies
across the country.

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

Although power has improved, many parts
of the country have remained without power supply owing to problems
with the distribution companies, including provision of pre-payment

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

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

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



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