Fashola says Nigeria’s Current Electricity Generating Capacity is 6,803 MW

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said power generation and transmission in the country had improved.

A communique issued at the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders meeting in Kano, chaired by Fashola, said power generation improved beyond what was recorded in 2016.

the communique noted as at August 10, 6803MW was recorded as the current available generating capability, with a wheeling capacity of 6700MW by TCN, currently constrained by DisCos inability to take load.

Commenting further, the minister said the Federal Government was doing its best to ensure improvement in electricity supply.

He also assured support for any state willing to be involved in generation and distribution of electricity, adding that there was no monopoly in the business of electricity generation and distribution and that state governments and big companies could also involve in the business.

The meeting also noted that meter provision is not a monopoly of DisCos but is open and regulated by NERC and NEMSA, adding that the democratisation of meter provision is intended to reduce conflict between customers and DisCo and reduce losses in the sector.

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