NERC Holds Stakeholder Forum, 16,729mw wasted

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NERC Holds Stakeholder Forum in Port Harcourt

NERC Holds Consultation Forum With Stakeholders in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) held a stakeholder forum in Port Harcourt on the 26th & 27th of September, 2017. The forum was chaired by the Commissioner of legal, licensing and compliance Division  Dafe C. Akpeneye. The forum addressed several issues that would be used to draft a final consultation paper. Issues ranging from MYTO methodology review, Metering. eligible customers declaration, business continuity, and business regulation. At the end of the two days sessions, several concerns and commendations on the different presentations were brought up and discussed.

16,729mw wasted in 7 days as DisCos reject load.

Daily Trust reports that the latest updates on the national grid performance by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have shown that 16,729 megawatts MWw) were wasted in seven days – September 18 to 24, 2017. The 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) networks got 19,777mw from TCN and distributed 17,573mw. However, the 16,729mw was constrained because they couldn’t take that even when it was available.

TCN last week appointed focal persons to interface with the 11 DisCos to resolve issues of load rejection and minimise technical challenges. However, the impact of the engagement is yet to be felt by the public as the energy load underutilisation figure the public transmission utility published remains high. The DisCos have repeatedly denied rejecting load and still retain their stance.

Discos Have Metered 3 million customers- NERC

A report put up by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have so far metered over 3 million electricity customers in the country as at August 2017.

NERC, in its September metering initiative and statistics report for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), also revealed that there was a metering gap of over 4 million customers by the DISCOs in the month under review.

 

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