Why Kano, Katsina, Jigawa Bauchi States Suffer Frequent Power Outages – Kano DISCO
Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has blamed the current power outages in the state on ‘inadequate power allocation’ from the national grid, adding that Katsina, Jigawa and some parts of Bauchi States were also affected as a result of the outage.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the company, Mohammed Kandi, who disclosed this in an interview in Kano Friday, said the problem which started last week as a result of system collapse, had compelled the company to start load shedding. Blackout is characterised by lack of effective power supply.
According to the PRO, “Kano DISCO has not been getting adequate allocation from the national grid since the nation experienced total system collapse last week. Since then, we have been getting far below the normal requirement of the company, which serves Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states as well as some parts of Bauchi State.
“What we are getting now ranges from 50, 60, 70 and up to 90 megawatts as against the normal requirement, which is between 500 and 600 megawatts per day,” he said. He assured consumers that as soon as the situation is normalised, the company would improve its services in order to serve them better.
On pre-paid meters, Kandi said the distribution of the devices was ongoing as the company was committed to putting an end to the Estimated Billing System. “KEDCO has remained focused in its desire to deliver to customers in its franchise area at least 500,000 smart meters in the next five years,” he said.