NERC To Sanction Discos Over Power Rejection

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Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said it will punish violators of regulations guiding power wheeling from generation to distribution companies.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has alleged that Distribution Companies (DisCos) have been rejecting electricity quota (load) from Generating Companies (GenCos).

NERC recently summoned a stakeholders meeting involving the TCN, GenCos and DisCos on March 23, 2017 to discuss the issue of load allocation and the allegation of load rejection in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

TCN had complained that some DisCos failed to take more load as generation increased caused high system frequency (more than 50HZ), which could result in system disturbance and collapse at the power grid.

TCN Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, noted that there are adequate rules and regulations in place to address the wheeling of load from generation companies to distribution companies and the sanctions specified for breach will be applied strictly on any operator that violates these rules and regulations.

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