Stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have disagreed over the implementation of the Federal Government’s eligible customers policy targeted at supplying power directly to consumers nationwide, Vanguard reports.
The government had emerged with the eligible customers policy to enable electricity Generation Companies (GENCOs), generate and deliver electricity directly to consumers. But some electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) noted that they have a responsibility to distribute power to consumers in all parts of the nation. The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, also indicated that the proposed arrangement would not likely work as consumers were located in different parts of the nation.
However, power Generation Companies (GENCOs), said last week that the declaration of the policy was a brilliant way to liberate the sector from the current monopoly by some under-performing companies in the distribution segment. The GENCOs, operating under the aegis of Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), said during a media briefing in Abuja, by its Executive Secretary, Dr. joy Ogaji, that they were waiting desperately to sell more power to end users willing to buy for residential, commercial and industrial use.