Electricity grid stable at 3,000mw
The national electricity grid has been improving at over 3,000 megawatts (mw) all through this week especially during the Eid festivity, Daily Trust has observed.
Many electricity users said the supply improved by a few hours during the period against what obtained last month.
Daily operational statistics from the Nigerian System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) showed that the grid, which went to a lower range in June, started improving by the end of last month.
Peak generation all through the holidays was about 3,000mw. Power generation peaked at 3,002mw on Thursday which was a decline of 66mw from the capacity generated last Wednesday.
However, the lowest average generation in two days was about 2,600mw with about 66,468 megawatt hour (mwh) transmitted for distribution to households and industries during the period.
Unlike the worse situation in June, some electricity consumers who spoke with our reporters said for the past one week, they had improved power supply. Others commended the Abuja Distribution company (Disco) for what they described as fair billing for the month of May.
One Ameh Ali, a residential customer in Karu area of Abuja said many of them who are on estimated billing were surprised to see their bills fall to about N3,300 for the month of May when the Disco said they actually consumed less than five kilowatt hour (kwh) daily.
“It was the first time Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) would give such a moderate bill. Most times there would be no light but they still bring exploitative bills to us,” he said.
Some other estimated bills sighted from customers in Mararaba town of Nasarawa State showed that the kwh daily rating dropped from about 6.5 to 4.5 in May.
“Our bill is low for May, probably because the Disco has seen that the economy is bad and that power supply was too poor during the month,” Oke Ndukwe, a commercial class customer at Nyanya, Abuja, said.