A Director in Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Dr Steven Dike says that only nine per cent of energy generated in the country is allocated to the South East zone, NAN reports.

Dike, a board member of the company said on Thursday, that the amount was inadequate. The director said that the volume of energy sourced by distribution companies was the only way to serve customers in a more efficient way.

He, however, said that the company was striving hard to serve its customers better even in the face of the shortcoming. Dike said that as the power network was not designed for optimisation, the company tries to juggle power between industrial and residential areas within the zone.

Dike said that customers needed to understand the dynamics of the power distribution business, adding that the company would only give out what it got from transmission companies. Dike also said that in spite of the inadequate volume of energy allocated to it, the company was also battling with energy theft by customers.