Paras Energy Pvt. Ltd, of India and Eko DISCO have entered into an agreement to provide 40megawatts of electricity to Lagos residents.

According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Ikeja and Eko DISCOs have also signed separate agreements with Egbin power plant for dedicated supply of 220mw of electricity to consumers in the state.

The commission said in a communiqué issued at a meeting with Minister of Power, Works and Housing at the Calabar Power Plant, Odukpani, Cross River State, that it has resolved that the Port Harcourt DISCO, Calabar and Ibom Power Plants can proceed with their bilaterally negotiated agreement to supply currently stranded power, starting with 150MW to 250 MW. “Port Harcourt DISCO will invest in infrastructure in Akwa Ibom and Cross River to receive the power and deliver it to customers at the approved tariff,” the commission said Tuesday April 12 2016.

In a similar development, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced that projects critical to improving power distribution in Aja, Kebbi, Kafanchan, Otukpo, Makurdi, Wudil, Afam, Daura and Kwanar Dangora are completed or nearing completion.

Rising from the meeting, the NERC said it acknowledged the need to improve on the responsiveness and awareness of the Distribution Companies’ (DISCOs’) Customer Complaints Units (CCU) to ensure that all complaints from paying customers are acknowledged and resolved swiftly.

Eko, Kano, Kaduna and Jos DISCOs confirmed plans to aggressively deploy recently procured metering starting in May. Abuja DISCO assured the meeting that it plans to meter 100,000 households by December and Port Harcourt DISCO intends to install 110,000 by the same time,” the statement said

Johnson Alabi
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