Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDCO) has expressed concern over continuous poor power allocation to its network from the National Control Center (NCC) Oshogbo. The company has alsocondemned the meagre load allocation for customers in its franchise area by the Area Control Center (ACC) Kumbotso in Kano.
The company’s spokesperson, Mohammed Kandi said in a statement made available to THISDAY in Kano on Wednesday that “the abysmal energy allocation to Kano DiSco in recent times is impacting negatively not only on our revenue generation but our desire to maintain customer intimacy in business.”
Kandi, who said that the company could no longer understand why it is always asked to maintain the lowermost energy from the scanty allocation given to it, however, noted that such was not in the best interest of the company to have its customers experience days of constant power outages.
He said: “The past few months have been very challenging for our company, especially in terms of the total blackout that our customers have been facing, as well as the difficulty our staff encounter during collections.
“Power allocation to Kano these past few weeks has been horrible with an average of 40MW; while the company received insignificant power supply of 48MW as at 8:55am, 45MW at 7:16am and 4:50am from the ACC yesterday, the allocation from the NCC was 50MW as at 8:55, 114MW and 80MW at 7:16am and 4:50am respectively,” Kandi explained.
KEDCO spokesman also informed that the company requires an average of 600MW daily to satisfy the electricity needs of customers in its coverage area of Kano, Katsina and Jigawastates, adding that, Kano DiSco has the technical capacity to absorb 800MW in its network.