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In 13 Days, Nigeria’s Electricity Companies Under-Utilized 49,861MW – Report

A report released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has revealed that Ikeja, Abuja, Eko, Ibadan as well as other Distribution Companies (DisCos) underutilized the 49,861 megawatts of electricity that were supplied to them in 13 days. This is coming despite the power sector crises across the country.

According to The Whistler, the analysis is based on the request, allocation, and consumption of electricity between October 1 and 13, 2023, as reported by TCN.overlay-clever

The TCN in a report titled ‘Daily DisCos load summary from 1st -13th October 2023’ revealed the electricity demands of Abuja, Benin, Eko, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Port-Harcourt, and Yola Discos.

The report showed that in the period under review, a total of 52,894.44 megawatts of electricity were requested, 49,861.38 megawatts were distributed and 46,284.77 megawatts were consumed.

A breakdown of the data showed that from the 52,894.44 MW DisCos’ demanded, Ikeja requested 8,020.61MW; Abuja 7,644 MW; Ibadan requested 6,937.71 MW; Eko 6,498.18 MW; Benin demanded 4,719MW while Kano requested for 3,977.49MW.

The DisCos with the lowest demands were Kaduna with 3,842.41MW; Enugu 3,752.19MW; Port-Harcourt demanded 3,519.34MW; Jos needed 2,343.51MW and Yola was 1,638MW.

However, the data revealed that out of the 52,894.44MW demanded by the DisCos, a total of 49,861.38MW representing 94.27 per cent was allocated.

This represents a shortage of 5.73 per cent or 3031.06MW in energy supplied to the DisCos.

A breakdown of the allocation further showed that Ikeja received 7,775. 97MW; Abuja got 7,644MW; Eko was allocated 6,615.67MW; Ibadan stood at 5,877.93MW while Enugu was given 4,563.58MW.

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