11 Discos Reject 18,648.66mw of Electricity in 14 Days

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Enterprise Television- 11 Discos Reject 18,648.66mw of Electricity in 14 Days

Despite several promises made by the Federal Government to ensure total evacuation of generated power to consumers, Nigerians are yet to see any development, as the nation’s 11 Distribution Companies, DISCOs rejected 18, 648.66 megawatts (mw) of electricity in the first two week of 2018.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola said that there is currently 2000 megawatts (MW) of electricity that could be generated and sent to manufacturing bases across Nigeria but are not being utilised because manufacturers have not shown interests to take up this idle volume of electricity.

He said that the government would want manufacturing outfits and clusters in the country to indicate their willingness and where they want the excess power to be channelled to them for consumption.

NNPC said its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has directed that repair works should be executed immediately on the pipeline.

The GMD further directed that gas supply from other sources like Oben, Oredo, Sapele, Ughelli and Utorogu be stepped up to augment any shortfalls as repair works have commenced on the pipeline