Nigeria’s DisCos must recapitalise – TCN boss

The efforts of the federal government in ensuring grid stability might amount to nothing if power distributors failed to adequately invest in distribution assets by recapitalising, the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed has said.

He said: “All these things that we are doing by trying to make the grid stable, do you know that only 18 customers are connected directly to our network? So, that means the quality of life of Nigerians may not change with respect to electricity regardless of what we are doing.”

“Of course, if we don’t do it, there is a problem. If we do it and other people don’t do what they are supposed to do, it is also a problem. Out of necessity we asked the system operator to do a study across the grid recently and we discovered that out of 738 interface that we have with the distribution companies, only 421 are connected directly through our injection substations.”

Source: Independent

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