Kaduna Electric refutes load rejection allegation


Kaduna Electric has described as “factually incorrect”, the recent media report attributed to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that the Distribution Company (Disco) is rejecting power allocated to it for distribution to its customers, The Sun reports.

A press statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communications of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, in Kaduna yesterday, said that contrary to the report, the company has in many instances, taken more than its allocation, a development, which he said, cost the company millions of naira.

He added that some invoices submitted to the company by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) indicated that Kaduna Electric received way above its monthly allocation of 8 per cent of the total power generation sent to the national grid between January and May.

The statement also attributed some of the power failures experienced by the company to forced outages, an unplanned interruption of power supply due to faults, equipment failure or technical deficiency on power lines.

This problem was further compounded by poor construction and use of substandard materials by some state governments and local government councils in their rural electrification projects.