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AEDC, Kogi Govt Target Excess Power From Dangote’s Plant

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 6:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Obas Esiedesa, 



ABUJA Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) on Sunday said it is working with the Kogi State government on exploring the possibility of accessing the excess power being generated by the Dangote Group at its cement plant located at Obajana in Kogi State.

The Dangote Group is said to be currently generating electricity in excess of the requirement of its cement production plant located in the state.

AEDC in a statement in Abuja explained that it held a meeting last week with the Kogi government that resolved to work together towards getting the Dangote Group to sell off the excess energy to the Disco, in order to help boost power supply to various parts of the state.

Speaking at the meeting held with the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Olugbemiro Jegede, AEDC Managing Director, Neil Croucher assured the state government that the company does not bill its unmetered customers arbitrarily.

While revealing his company’s plans to roll out its mass metering project for its customers in Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the AEDC boss urged those who cannot wait for the company’s metering plan to take advantage of a scheme put in place by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to fast track meter provison.

The Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) is intended to speed up the metering project nationwide by allowing customers to advance money to the Discos to meter their premises, while the later reimburse such customers in various instalments.