The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has threatened to punish violators of regulations guiding power wheeling from generation to distribution companies.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) recently alleged that Distribution Companies (DisCos) have been rejecting electricity quota (load) from Generating Companies (GenCos).
The Guardian learnt that following that accusation by TCN, NERC summoned a stakeholders meeting involving the TCN, GenCos and DisCos on March 23, 2017 to discuss the issue of load allocation and the allegation of load rejection in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
TCN had complained that some DisCos failed to take more load as generation increased caused high system frequency (more than 50HZ), which could result in system disturbance and collapse at the power grid.
TCN Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, told The Guardian that there are adequate rules and regulations in place to address the wheeling of load from generation companies to distribution companies and the sanctions specified for breach will be applied strictly on any operator that violates these rules and regulations.
The Head of Corporate Affairs of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Oyebode Fadipe, exonerated AEDC from load rejection, saying that it may be possible that some DisCos were rejecting their electricity quota.