• Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Electricity consumers groan over dismal power supply as Discos and TCN trade blames 

Electricity-Meter

While the dismal power supply currently witnessed in several parts of the country continues to cripple businesses, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the electricity distribution companies bicker over who is responsible.

Two days ago, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission warned that where a Disco does not take its allocation for any reason other than System Operator’s (SO) instructions, such Disco shall compensate TCN for attributable loss in revenue.

On the other hand, Discos are to be compensated by the TCN for imbalance in revenue resulting from TCN’s inability to deliver allocated energy due to transmission grid constraints.

This would seem to absolve the TCN of responsibility in the dismal electricity supply in the country. However, the Discos have placed the blame squarely at the feet of TCN.

 

ISAAC ANYAOGU