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Electricity consumers rose to 12.12m in Q4 2023 – NBS

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The Nationwide Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the variety of electrical energy customers elevated by 410,000 from 11.71 million within the third quarter of 2023 to 12.12 million within the fourth quarter of 2023.

The bureau disclosed this in its Electrical energy Report for the fourth quarter (This fall) of 2023 launched in Abuja on Monday, that the rise was by 3.46 per cent.

DAILY POST studies that the evaluation focuses on vitality billed, income generated, and clients by DISCOS beneath the reviewed interval.

NBS said that on a year-on-year foundation, the variety of electrical energy clients elevated by 9.59 per cent in This fall 2023 from 11.06 million reported in This fall 2022.

It mentioned in This fall 2023, the variety of metered clients stood at 5.61 million in contrast with the 5.68 million recorded in Q3 2023, this indicated a 1.32 per cent lower.

“On a year-on-year foundation, the determine grew by 9.38 per cent from the 5.13 million reported in This fall 2022,” the NBS said.

Equally, estimated electrical energy clients stood at 5.83 million in This fall 2023, displaying a lower of three.34 per cent over the 6.03 million recorded in Q3 2023.

“On a year-on-year foundation, estimated clients decreased by 1.73 per cent in This fall 2023 from the 5.93 million recorded in This fall 2022. ”

The NBS additionally mentioned that electrical energy distribution firms collected N294.95 billion in income in This fall 2023 in contrast with the N260.16 billion they collected in Q3 2023.

It added that on a year-on-year foundation, income collected rose by 26.96 per cent over the N232.32 billion collected within the fourth quarter of 2022.

It said that electrical energy provide was 6,432 (Gwh) within the fourth quarter of 2023 from 5,732 (Gwh) recorded within the third quarter of the 12 months.

Nonetheless, the report mentioned on a year-on-year foundation, electrical energy provide elevated by 14.64 per cent in This fall 2023 in contrast with the 5,611 (Gwh) reported in This fall 2022.

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