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TCN accuses ANED of manipulating national grid statistics


By Anthony Okafor

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, yesterday, accused the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), of misrepresentation of the National Grid Data and subsequently misleading the general public.

This is coming against last Monday report by ANED, alleging that there is no load rejection by Distribution Companies, DISCOs, and that TCN has not been able to deliver the volume of power demanded daily by each Disco.

In a statement signed by the TCN, General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, it stated that, “ANED, regaled the nation on Monday, 16th September, 2019, with wholesale falsehood by deliberately misinterpreting simple load analysis.

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“They twisted the National Grid Data and statistics, subtly inferring that there is no load rejection by Discos and that TCN has not been able to deliver the volume of power demanded daily by each Disco.

“On simple examination of the ANED’s publication, TCN came to the conclusion that ANED is deliberately out to deceive the good people of Nigeria with misanalysis of a simple data set.

“For instance, Kano Disco, on the 22nd of August, 2019, Kano Disco nominated to take 310.60 Megawatts, MW, while the MYTO allocation to Kano Disco was 359.38MW.

“It is important to clarify that Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) allocation is a percentage of electricity on the grid that is made available to all the Discos.

TCN accuses ANED of manipulating national grid statistics
TCN accuses ANED of manipulating national grid statistics

“Discos day ahead nomination is what the Discos say they can off-take out of the MYTO allocation for the next day, while actual consumption is what they eventually take from the available MYTO allocation at the TCN/Disco interface points.

“For Kano Disco, even though it nominated to take 310.60MW, it was able to actually off-take only 154.17MW, leaving a total of 205.21MW representing 57.10% of MYTO allocation to it unutilized.

“On the same day, Kaduna Disco on the other hand, requested 280.00MW while MYTO allocation to them, was 359.38MW, but the Disco actually collected only 166.52MW from TCN substations, leaving 192.86MW equivalent to 53.66 percent of MYTO allocation unutilized.

‘TCN is working assiduously to put in place a roust transmission grid. We would be the first to say that we have not solved all our problems, but we are certainly doing all we can to consistently grow the grid as well as our capacity to move more power to electricity distribution companies nationwide.

“TCN hereby note that the presentation of the data and chart attached, is the true interpretation of the data which ANED intentionally misrepresented.”

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