By Ediri Ejoh
Nigeria’s electricity supply woes worsened last week as Distribution Companies, DisCOs, reject more loads due to limited handling capacity. Current reports show that the volume of electricity rejected by the DisCOs in the third week of May, 2021 increased by 11.7 per cent to 4,219.31 Mega Watts (MW). In the previous week they had rejected 3,778.93 MW.
The daily DisCOs Load Summary for 2nd and 3rd weeks of May, 2021, released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, shows that the quantity of electricity wheeled (supplied) by TCN in the period under review increased by 7.8 percent from 3,745.17 MW Daily Average in the 2nd week to 4,037.45 MW Daily Average, in the 3rd week.
In the 3rd week, the DisCOs were only able to distribute just 24,042 MW of electricity out of the total 28, 262.16 MW of the MYTO (Multi-Year Tariff Order) allocated to them by TCN.
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Source: Vanguard Newspaper