National Grid Averages 3755MW, Abuja Disco Appeals to Customers
The TCN System Operations informs that power generation experienced a drop to an average of 3755MW last week following scheduled maintenance programme on the gas pipelines supplying gas to the generating stations.
According to the release signed by the Asst. General Manager (Public Affairs), SO/MO, Clement Ezeolisah, power generation has started improving and is now over 4200MW on daily average.
Meanwhile the Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has explained the load shedding being experienced in its franchise area, saying that this was as a result of the drop in load allocated to it by the system operator.
The Company’s explanation came on the heels of the recent drop in power supply to its customers in its area of operation, which include the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.
The Company in a statement stressed that when there is limited power available to it, load shedding to its customers in the FCT as well as other states in the company’s franchise area become inevitable. It, however, appealed for the understanding of its customers over the recent developments, assuring that it had never failed to distribute the load allocated to it by the system operator since November 2013 when the current Management took over the Company.
The AEDC explained further that it had taken load in excess of its allocation every month in order to meet customers’ demand. “When there is extra load in the system, we have always taken it in order to ensure that we meet the demands of our customers”, the AEDC management stressed.
Reiterating its appeal to the customers, the Company assured that it would continue to
optimise its load shedding to ensure that all its customers were given fair consideration in the distribution of energy allocated to it.