Majority Of Unmetered Consumers Are In Enugu, Yola - NBS
The bulk of unfortunate metre-less electricity consumers in Nigeria are in Enugu and Yola, Adamawa State.
The two states have the lowest number of metred consumers with 23.61% and 27.72% respectively, according to data from Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS.
Meanwhile, Benin Disco has the highest percentage of consumers metered with 69.49%, and closely followed by Eko Disco with 60.73% and Ikeja Disco with 55.95%.
According to the NBS report, metering data for all discos showed that 3.45 million consumers, representing 46.16% of the total 7.48 million consumers captured had been metered.
The metre data is part of NBS report on power generation in Nigeria in 2017 which showed that Nigerian power stations generated 94,627 megawatts per hour (MWh) of energy daily in the fourth quarter of 2017.
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The NBS data showed that daily energy generation attained a peak of 105,152 megawatts on December 8.
The report was tagged: “Power Sector Report: Energy Generated and Sent Out and Consumed and Load Allocation for Fourth Quarter, 2017.’’
It said the thermal stations (heat source) generated 84,026 MWh while the hydro stations (water sources) generated 21,126 MWh out the total power generated.
The report, however, stated that the lowest daily energy generation was 73,246MWh and was attained on October 18.
According to the report, on October 18 last year, thermal stations generated 55,941 MWh out of the 73,246MWh while the hydro stations generated the remaining 17,305 MWh.
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