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Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by Ridwanna(m): 8:35am On Jul 13, 2015
Managing Director, Frontier Oil and Gas Limited ,
Thomas Dada , has said 40 per cent of generated
electricity in the country is lost to theft and that a
lot of people who use electricity do not pay for it .
He called for the regional distribution system,
saying that part of the problem of the sector is
that there is huge amount of power loss due to
the centralisation of the grid system as well as
transmission.

He said : “If we can address the centralisation of
the grid system, by decentralising the
transmission system to be regional rather than
central , we should go back to regional
distribution system and people can offload to
another system if they got excess capacity in
their region . Again , we need to stop electricity
theft by prosecuting those who steal electricity ,
those who by - pass meters , and those who use it
without paying for it . ”

According to him, these energy thieves are not
only shortchanging the distribution companies
but also the entire nation. He added that it is
affecting everybody that has invested in the
power sector

Dada accused the workers of the defunct Power
Holding Company of Nigeria ( PHCN ) of complicity
in the sabotage , adding that they are responsible
for sending out estimated bills and colluding with
customers to steal electricity.

He said the DISCOs had inherited a terrible
system from the old PHCN which he said had
consequently created the enormous problems
confronting the power sector .

“When the DISCOs who are at the end of gas to
power value chain are not making sufficient
income, they are unable to make profit which
implies , ultimately, that part of the value chain
that is the gas producers who produce the gas
that is used by the GENCOs to generate the
power that is sold to the people , don ’ t make
enough money, ” he said .

He said smart metering will address most of
these lapses , adding that it will put in place
discipline in the electricity use .


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Re: Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by Dharniel(m): 8:35am On Jul 13, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by Olamitisoji(m): 8:36am On Jul 13, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by Adultnextdoor(m): 8:38am On Jul 13, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by DaBullIT(m): 8:39am On Jul 13, 2015
People dey tiff light?
Re: Nigeria Loses 40 % Of Generated Electricity To Theft, Says Expert by tempest01(m): 8:50am On Jul 13, 2015
Smart metering....why can't the distribution companies install meters in all the houses they supply light to?

I saw someone paying about 60000 to get a three phase meter. How many people have that kind of money ?

It's like mtn telling you to erect your own mast if you want to get reception.

As long as phcn is still using estimated bills, there will be data theft.

There should be a subsidy on meters so accurate readings can be gotten.

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