Electricity Generation Hits 4,285MW

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said that electricity generation in Nigeria has increased from 3,810 megawatts recorded on September 8, 2016, to 4,285.90 megawatts on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the power generation recorded was reported on the website of “Nigerian Electricity System Operator’’ on Friday.
The TCN said that 4,285.90 megawatts was the total output by power generation firms, and had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across Nigeria.
Electricity generation in Nigeria has been stable in the last two months, rising from about 2, 983 megawatts to over 4, 000 megawatts.
Although electricity supply has improved, however, many parts of the country have remained with poor electricity supply due to problems with the distribution companies, including the provision of pre-paid meters.
Anthony Akah, Acting Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, recently disclosed that no fewer than four million electricity consumers in Nigeria were awaiting supply of the meters.
He said that although the commission had improved on metering system, unavailability of meter manufacturing companies was hindering the maximum provision of the product to Nigerians.
Akah said the commission would sanction any distribution company which failed to comply with directives relating to the distribution of meters.

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