- The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has indicated that poor electricity distribution facilities across the country may jeopardize its plans to see on-grid electricity generation hit 6, 000 megawatts by the end of 2015.
- NERC said that a preliminary report of the technical committee it recently set up to drive the realization of the target, indicated that the extent of infrastructure deterioration in the distribution network might have been underestimated.
- The Chairman of NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi said of the feasibility of the December 6,000MW generation and distribution target that: “It is feasible depending on how quickly we can turn around the network of the distribution and transmission company.”
“I am worried about getting this milestone because of the preliminary report I have got from the committee. The deterioration of the Discos network is worse than we think. There is still massive load rejection even as we have solved the imbalance energy problem. So, it means that there is something else. That something else is getting our attention,” Amadi added.