Kano DISCO laments pathetic state of power supply

November 21, 2013 10:32 AM

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WorldStage Newsonline-- Kano Electricity Distribution Company has raised alarm over the inability of the transmission company to meet the contractual agreement of eight per cent power supply to Kano state, since handing over, which tends to threaten the demand of its consumers in Kano.

The Managing Director of Sahel Power SPV, co-investors in Kano DISCO, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna said during the handing over of seven Injection sub-station projects to the private investors in Kano on Wednesday by Mr James Olotu, Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), the inherited situation was pathetic and worrisome.

According to him, the issue of power supply to Kano was very critical, as for the past three weeks, the amount of power supply to Kano is unbelievably low and if not properly addressed will certainly impact on the revenue drive of the private investors, adding that it will also adversely affect its plans.

He explained that the situation of transmission from the source is totally of out of its control because a major decline from the main source to our injection sub-stations in Kano is extremely low and therefore the amount of power to Kano may not meet the demand of its numerous consumers and customers, including Niger Republic.

Gwamna said that the issue of power supply to Kano needed to be critically discussed with the transmission companies and the regulators, “because we the private investors came with the supposition that the contractual agreement of allocating eight per cent is met, but the reverse is the case.”

Source: worldstagegroup.com

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