In Nigeria, only 1.67 million customers use prepaid meter -NBS
London, Feb. 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The number of electricity consumers currently using prepaid meters in Nigeria rose by 200,000 in the fourth quarter of last year to 1.67 million, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed.
In its power sector report, the NBS said the 1.67 million prepaid meter holders represented an increase of one per cent when compared to the 1.65 million prepaid meters recorded at the third quarter of last year.
The report explained that during the period, a total average of 68,625 Megawatts of energy weregenerated daily by thermal power stations while hydro power stations generated an average of 27,913 Megawatts of energy within the same period.
The report stated that Abuja Distribution Company had the highest number of customers metered with 295,641 prepaid meters.
This is closely followed by Benin Disco with 287,995 prepaid meters and Eko Disco with 161,382 prepaid meter users.
On the other hand, Yola Disco recorded the least total number of customers metered. It had 37,702 prepaid meter users.
The report read in part, “Thermal stations generated a peak of 80,856 MW on 20th December, 2018, while the hydro stations attained a peak of 32,681 MW on the 21st of October, 2018.
“However, the lowest daily energy generation of 44,367 were attained by thermal stations on 29th of October 2018 while the lowest daily energy generation of 21,457 MW were attained by hydro stations on 21st of December 2018.
“The total number of consumers with prepaid meters increased by one per cent to 1.67 million customers in Q4 2018 from 1.65 million customers in Q3 2018.
“Abuja Disco has the highest number of customers metered. This is closely followed by Benin Disco and Eko Disco while Yola Disco recorded the least total number of customers metered.”