NERC Threatens Discos Over Rejection of Power

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has threatened to punish violators of regulations guiding power wheeling from generation to distribution companies, The Guardian reports.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) recently alleged that Distribution Companies (DisCos) have been rejecting electricity quota (load) from Generating Companies (GenCos). It was learnt that following the accusation by TCN, NERC 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 Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, said 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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