Tariff Increase: TCN Behind Inability To Supply 20-Hours Power — DisCos Allege

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No less than three electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have blamed Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for not supplying 20-hour power to consumers on Band A feeders amid the recent tariff hike.

The Abuja, Benin, and Kano electricity DisCos revealed this in separate notices on Monday.

Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved a tariff increase last week for Band A customers who get at least 20 hours of power supply.

However, the DisCos, on their various social media platforms, appealed to the customers in Band A, seeking their understanding of their failure to meet the required minimum service level.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said the prolonged power outage being experienced in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory was due to a technical fault at the Gwagwalada Transmission Station, owned by the TCN.

“This is to appeal to residents of Gwako, University of Abuja Staff Quarters, Giri, University of Abuja Permanent Site, Iddo Sauki, and Iddo Sabo to bear with us as the prolonged power outage currently being experienced due to a technical fault at the Gwagwalada Transmission Station, owned by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

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“Also, customers on 4 X 15MVA 33/11KV Kukwaba Injection Substation are currently out of supply due to a technical fault, affecting residents of Games Village, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, The Eye Clinic, and its environs,” AEDC disclosed.

Similarly, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company apologised to its customers on about 13 Band A feeders for not being able to supply them with up to 20 hours of electricity as directed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

“We sincerely apologise for being unable to deliver the estimated supply hours on your feeder. This was due to TCN system outages and tripping on IBEDC feeders,” it claimed.

Moreso, Kano DisCo apologised to Band A 33KV Gaskiya feeder customers, saying there was a circuit breaker issue.

“This is to sincerely apologise for the disruptions in your electricity supply in the past week. We understand the inconvenience of unstable power and deeply regret any inconvenience it has caused.

“The reason behind the inconsistency in supply on the 33KV Gaskiya feeder was a circuit breaker issue. The TCN technical team has successfully resolved the circuit breaker issue,” the DisCo claimed.