Distribution companies have increased the amount of electricity they supply and distribute to consumers across the country as the latest federal government data shows a decline in the amount of electricity wasted in nightclubs.
Data released by the Federal State Grid Authority of Nigeria on Thursday for a summary of daily nightclub load from February 4 to 10, 2023 showed a cumulative distribution of excess load absorbed and distributed by nightclubs over a period of 897 MW.
However, the report shows that the total non-consumed energy for the same period was 407.53 MW. Nigeria’s daily power generation ranges from 4,500 MW to 5,000 MW over several weeks. For example, at 06:00 on Thursday it was 4753.9 MW.
The electricity distributor diverts this amount of electricity from the TCS every day for distribution to consumers.
Some nightclubs receive more than the stated maximum capacity (overcrowding), while others receive less than the stated maximum, depending on a variety of factors.
Transmission Company Nigeria’s 11 nightclubs covered in their latest Daily Loads Review include Abuja, Benin, Eko, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt and Yola. An analysis of data from 11 nightclubs showed that as of February 4, 7 utilities had a combined surcharge of 97.96 MW, while the remaining 4 had 63.68 MW.