Discos have reduced metering gap to 2.2m – ANED

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The eleven electricity distribution companies on the platform of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), yesterday at a workshop disclosed that they have reduced customers’ metering gap to 2.2 million from the five million they inherited since the power sector was privatised in 2013, The Sun reports.

ANED’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Sunday Olurotimi Oduntan also said the recent approval by the Federal Government to pay the N2.6 billion electricity supply debts owed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), was a good development but stated that the money would be used by the government to offset part of the Discos’ N500 billion energy debt with the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET).

On load rejection, the spokesman for the 11 Discos’ group said the Discos actually reject electricity sent to them for their customers because the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) dumps the energy where it may not be commercially viable to the Discos. “It is true that we sometimes reject load, but it is not often, and it is because TCN gives us electricity where it is not commercially viable,” Oduntan added.