11 Discos rejected 22,277.53MW of electricity from August 27th to September 3rd


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed again that the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the power sector are still in the habit of refusing to take maximum electricity loads allocated to them for distribution to their various consumers, THISDAY reports.

The TCN said in a weekly electricity allocation log it posted on its twitter handle – @TCN_Nigeria, that between August 27 and September 3, 2017 – a period of eight days, the 11 Discos comprising of Abuja, Benin, Eko, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt, and Yola, refused to take up and distribute a total of 22,277.53 megawatts (MW) of power produced by power generation companies (Gencos).

Also, based on the reports of the sector’s performance within the period which the Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice President shared, most of the Discos have continued to experience challenges with their networks. The advisory team’s report linked the poor distribution capacities of the Discos to the frequent outages at their feeders.