In 3 days, electricity production drops below 5000MW, customers count the losses


For three consecutive days, Nigeria’s power generation capacity fell below 5,000 MW just as consumers counted their losses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Recall that the country’s power generation capacity is said to be more than 8,000 WM per day, but lately it has fluctuated between 5,000 MW and 4,000 MW respectively.

However, according to data obtained by our reporter from the national grid performance record on Tuesday, the total power generated on the same day was 3,252 MW as of 5:30 p.m.

The data breakdown, also looked at Tuesday’s generation was -347MW short of Monday’s generation, which was 3599WM.

Likewise, Sunday’s power generation was 3,694 MW, 95 MW more than Monday’s.

Meanwhile, a power consumer at Jahi 11 in Jahi District of FCT, Mr. Kehinde Olufemi, lamented that the epileptic power supply was impacting his business and described the development as frustrating.

Olufemi, a barber, who spoke to this outlet, said for the past two days that he has been running on a generator, adding that the development has forced him to increase his loads from N300 to N400.

He claimed he spent up to N5,000 on fuel, which he said he bought for N500 a liter on the black market.

Also speaking, another FCT resident, who simply identified herself as Madame Dorcas, alleged that some FCT franchise areas were permanently supplied with electricity, but accused Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) management of provide consumers with higher remittances at the expense of lower remittances–consumers.

“My dear, some franchise areas have lights. It’s like AEDC is empowering customers with higher payouts.

For those with low remittances, this is low voltage,” she alleged.

An Abuja-based reporter, who also spoke to our reporter on condition of cancellation, alleged that she was a Band A tariff customer but received light below five hours, blaming AEDC’s new leadership for development.

She said, “We are paying the A-band customer rate, but we have less than 5 hours of power supply at APO. It started when this new AEDC leadership came on board. We cannot be placed on band A and pay around N60, and yet day after day no power.

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