Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDCO) has expressed concern over what it described as continuous poor power allocation to its network from the National Control Center (NCC) Oshogbo.
KEDCO also condemned the insufficient load allocation for customers in its within the area by the Area Control Center (ACC) Kumbotso in Kano.
Mohammed Kandi, the company’s spokesperson said in a statement in Kano on Wednesday that “the abysmal energy allocation to Kano DiSco in recent times is impacting negatively not only on our revenue generation but our desire to maintain customer intimacy in business.”
Kandi, who said that the company do not understand why it is always asked to maintain the lower energy from the little allocation given to it, however, noted that such was not in the best interest of the company to have its customers experience days of constant power outages.
According to him, “The past few months have been very challenging for our company, especially in terms of the total blackout that our customers have been facing, as well as the difficulty our staff encounter during collections.
He expalined that, “Power allocation to Kano these past few weeks has been horrible with an average of 40MW; while the company received insignificant power supply of 48MW as at 8:55am, 45MW at 7:16am and 4:50am from the ACC yesterday, the allocation from the NCC was 50MW as at 8:55, 114MW and 80MW at 7:16am and 4:50am respectively”.
He also informed that the company requires an average of 600MW daily to satisfy the electricity needs of customers in its coverage area of Kano, Katsina and Jigawastates, adding that, Kano DiSco has the technical capacity to absorb 800MW in its network.