Eko Disco cites reason for electricity rationing

By The Citizen

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company says it is being forced to ration supply of electricity to customers due to the nationwide drop in power generation.

The Principal Manager, Public Affairs Division of the company, MrAdemolaAdegoke, said in Lagos on Wednesday that the company's revenue generation had been affected by the decline in electricity generation.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria had earlier said that power generation dropped by 1, 598 mega watts nationwide on June 23.

TCN General Manager (Public affairs), Mr Dave Ifabiyi, had said that the nationwide drop in power generation was caused by vandalism of some gas pipelines.

He had also said that shortage of gas supply to the power generating plants contributed to the drop in power generation.

'We can only distribute the quantum of energy allocated to us, but we hope that the distribution will increase when power generation steps up,' he said.

Adegoke assured the company's customers that there were strong indications that power generation would soon improve soon.

'We want to use this medium to assure customers that the rationing of power to end users will soon be a thing of the past.'

Power generation stood at 2, 290MW as at June 23.