Records from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have shown that the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country rejected 9,310.64 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the generation companies (Gencos) in the last one week because their distribution facilities could not take up all the electricity, THISDAY reports.
The Discos, according to a summary of the daily load allocation between August 13 and 20, rejected an average of 1,163.83MW daily, with the rejection coming mostly from Ibadan, Benin, Abuja, Eko and Ikeja Discos.
TCN equally indicated that despite the slight rise in power generation – an average of 3613.85MW – during the period and huge demand for electricity by consumers, the Discos could not take up all the load allocated to them in line with the Multi-year Tariff Order (MYTO) sharing model.
Similarly, another report on the sector’s performance within the week, which the Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice-President shared, showed that most of the Discos have continued to experience challenges with their networks. The advisory team’s report linked the poor distribution capacities of the Discos to the frequent outages at their feeders.