NERC Chides Electricity Firms Over Poor Performance


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has scored the 11 Distribution companies (DisCos) and other generation companies (GenCos) low, mostly for their poor performance and poor data submission, Daily Trust reports.

Speaking  at NERC headquarters in Abuja, the Head, Engineering Standards & Safety Department (ES&S), Engr. Abdullahi Mohammed, said the DisCos’ underperformed as their average 55% Aggregate Technical Commercial & Collection Losses (ATC&C) was unacceptable as only 17% was projected in the MYTO. Their customers’ metering level also fluctuated from 46% to about 44%, NERC said, and that it suspected wrong data submission from them.

Other faults identified for the Discos include low compliance with report submission, poor data credibility, variations in the number of customers and meter installation statistics. The Generation companies (GenCos) had their electricity output go down from 70% earlier in 2015 to less than 65% with more stranded (unused) power. The commission urged the operators to validate their data before submitting. It also tasked them on submitting the report of the previous month every 15th of the fresh month or face the outlined sanctions


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