Customers with prepaid meters increased to 1.67m in Q4 2018 – NBS

By Lucy Ogalue

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the number of customers with prepaid meters increased to 1.67 million in the fourth quarter, 2018 from 1.65 million in the third quarter, 2018.

The NBS said this in its “Power Sector Report: Energy Generated, Sent Out, Consumed and Load Allocation (Q4 2018)’’ released on its website.

It said Abuja Distribution Company (Disco) had the highest number of metered customers followed by Benin Disco and Eko Disco, while Yola Disco recorded the least total number of customers metered.

The bureau said the power generation statistics for the fourth quarter 2018 indicated that a total average of 68,625 Megawatts-hour (MWh) of energy was generated daily by thermal power stations.

It, however, said the hydro power stations generated an average of 27,913 MWh of energy within the period under review.

“Thermal stations generated a peak of 80,856 MWh on Dec. 20, 2018, while the hydro stations attained a peak of 32,681 MWh on Oct. 21, 2018.

“The lowest daily energy generation of 44,367 MWh was attained by thermal stations on Oct. 29, 2018 while the lowest daily energy generation of 21,457 MWh was attained by hydro stations on Dec. 21, 2018,’’ it said.

According to the bureau, the data for the report was supplied administratively by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and validated by the NBS. (NAN)

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