Fashola calls for regular collaboration with DISCOs

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called on stakeholders to ensure regular consultations with Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on power distribution.

Fashola made the call when he visited the Omotosho Power Plant in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State on Friday.

The minister, who met with stakeholders, called for collaborative efforts with DISCOs on provision of adequate information on where power was needed at different points in time.

He said, “At anytime, power is being generated and it must be consumed since there is no storage facility for power.

“Once the power is generated without being consumed, it affects their facility and that is the reason why there is continuous adjustment for generation.

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“There should be synergy and communication between the power companies and DISCOs for even power distribution and to know the peak period of consumption of power both for domestic purposes and industrial usage.

“In most cases, the peak period for domestic purposes starts at about 5:30 p.m. when everybody returns from work.

“The peak period for industrial or official use starts by 9:00 a.m.

“Stakeholders in the sector must align on their responsibilities to meet the demand of the consumers.”

He said the host community would begin to enjoy full power supply from the plant by April when the first phase would be unveiled.

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