Power generation improves to 4,285 megawatts


SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Friday said the country’s power generation has increased from 3,810 megawatts recorded on September 8, 2016 to 4,285.90 megawatts.

The company posted the new record on its website.

The TCN said 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 with poor supply owing to problems with the distribution companies, including provision of pre-payment meters.

Recently, Anthony Akah, acting chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), disclosed that no fewer than four million electricity consumers in the country were awaiting supply of the meters.

Akah said 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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