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Power generation drops to 2 800mw

02 March 2016, 15:11

Abuja - The Federal Government has revealed that power generation has dropped to less than  2 800 megawatts.

The acting Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Anthony Akah, made the remarks during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Consumer Protection Council, (CPC).

He lamented incidences of vandalism on the gas pipelines, which it said led to drastic reduction in peak power supply through the national grid.

Also read: Court sustains order barring electricity tariff increase

Akah said that the commission will soon compel electricity distribution companies to publish their meter deployment schedules so as to ensure adherence to the meter roll out plan contained in the performance agreement signed with government by the utility firms.

He lamented increasing spate of vandalism of electrical installation, electricity theft and other unwholesome acts by electricity consumers.

Source: Vanguard

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