2,000 Megawatts Not Utilised by DisCos – Permanent Secretary

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Mr. Louis Edozien, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has said that about two thousand mega watts of electricity generated into the national grid is not distributed to consumers, The Sun reports.

“The national grid produces about 6,600 mega-watts of electricity from the 750,33KV trading points, but less than 4,600 mega-watts get distributed to the consumers,” Edozien said on Monday in Jos. The Permanent Secretary, who spoke at the opening of the 3rd National Council On Power (NACOP) meeting, attributed the situation to inadequate distribution lines and distribution sub-stations.

“Most of the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) do not have adequate distribution lines and distribution sub-stations; we have discussed the need to acquire more of these facilities so as to boost supply to customers,” he said. While noting that much funds were needed to procure more distribution lines, he regretted that the DISCOs were a bit cash-trapped following most consumers’ inability to pay their electricity tariff.

Source: EnergyMix

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