Blackout looms as electricity distribution companies receive poor supply


By Aminu Kutama

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country say customers will experience a reduction in power supply for an indefinite period. 

The development is contained in separate statements issued on Saturday by the Kano, Ikeja and Abuja electricity distribution companies (KEDCO, IKEDC, and AEDC).

According to their respective statements, the shortage of electricity supply is due to “insufficient load allocation received from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

KEDCO’s statement said the load allocation had constantly reduced, and therefore, became inadequate to supply all customers.

“This is to kindly inform our esteemed customers that the low power supply currently being experienced across our franchise is due to low power generation nationwide,” it said.

“Consequently, the load allocation to KEDCO has drastically reduced and is barely adequate to supply all our customers sufficiently, thus the massive load shedding.

“We reassure our esteemed customers of our uninhibited commitment to providing quality electricity supply as soon as generation and allocation from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) improves.

The Ikeja distribution company also explained that the poor power supply experienced by its customers is due to low allocation.

“We sincerely apologise for all inconveniences resulting from this regrettable development.”

“We apologise for the current poor power supply you have been experiencing in certain parts of our network lately. This is due to the inadequate allocation received, hence the load shedding,” IKEDC said.

“We regret the inconvenience this has caused and wish to assure that we are engaging the responsible stakeholders in the electricity value chain to improve the situation.”

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