Power generation hits 6800mw – Fashola

…Power generation hits 6800mw – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola,  said power generation and transmission in the country has improved, saying as of August 10, 2017, the generation was 6, 863mwts, while the transmission rose to 6, 700mwts as against the 5,000mwts in 2016.
Speaking yesterday in Kano, Fashola, said  “The Federal Government is doing its best to ensure improvement in electricity supply. Government has embarked on serious expansion of transmission capacity with some power plants already completed, while others have reached advance stages of completion.
He assured support for any state willing to involve in generation and distribution of electricity.
Fashola, who was in Kano for the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders meeting, said there was no monopoly in the business of electricity generation and distribution and that state governments and big companies could also involve in the business.
He said, “Large power consumers like government and big manufacturing companies can engage in power supply business. All they need to do is to secure permit  from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).”
The minister cautioned electricity distribution companies to desist from estimated billing, noting that, “The Discos have the obligation to meter their customers, but that they must provide them with meters for effective metering before charging them.