Consumers with prepaid meters hit 1.67m in Q4’18 – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said that the total number of consumers with prepaid meters in the country increased marginally to 1.67million customers in the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q4’18), up by barely one percent from 1.65million in Q3’18.

The Bureau disclosed this in its release on Thursday entitled, “Power Sector Report: Energy Generated and Sent Out and Consumed and Load Allocation (Q4 2018)”. The report stated that Abuja Disco has the highest number of customers metered, closely followed by Benin Disco and Eko Disco, while Yola Disco recorded the least total number of customers metered.

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Meanwhile, NBS says the power generation statistics for Q4’18 showed that a total average of 68,625 Megawatts per hour ( MWh), of energy was generated daily by thermal power stations, while hydro power stations generated an average of 27,913 MWh of energy within the same period.

“Thermal stations generated a peak of 80,856 MWh on December 20, 2018, while the hydro stations attained a peak of 32,681 MWh on October 21, 2018.

“However, the lowest daily energy generation of 44,367 MWh was attained by thermal stations on October 29,2018 while the lowest daily energy generation of 21,457 MWh was attained by hydro stations on December 21, 2018,” the report stated.

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