As of Q4 2017, only 46.16% equivalent to 3.45 million consumers of the total 7.48 million power consumers in Nigeria were metered, according to a power sector report compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The NBS report, Power Sector Report: Energy Generated and Sent Out and Consumed and Load Allocation, metering data indicates that the DisCo with the highest percentage of customer metered, with 69.49% recorded, was Benin DisCo.
In the second position is Eko DisCo with 60.73%, followed by Ikeja DisCo with 55.95%.
While Yola and Enugu DisCos recorded the least percentage of customers metered with 23.61% and 27.72% recorded respectively.
Power generation statistics
With regards to power generation statistics, the stats reflected that a total average of 94,627MWh of energy was generated daily by power stations. Read more…
Daily energy generation attained a peak of 105,152MWh on the 8th of December 2017. Thermal stations generated 84,026MWh of this, while the hydropower stations generated 21,126MWh.
However, the lowest daily energy generation, 73,246MWh, was attained on 18 October 2017 as thermal stations generated 55,941MWh of this while the hydropower stations generated the remaining 17,305MWh.