By Emmanuel Elebeke


Report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown that the Nigeria Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, metered about 3.51 million customers in 2020.


The report presents statistics on electricity from 2015 to 2020 and focuses on customer numbers, metered customers, estimated billing customers, and most importantly, electricity supply and revenue collected during the period under review.


The report shows that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) recorded the highest number of metered customers in 2020 with 693,622.


This is followed by Ibadan Distribution Company, IBEDC, with 671,035, while Yola Electricity Distribution Company YEDC, recorded the least with 71,867.


The NBS report indicates annual positive growth rates consecutively except in 2020. In 2015, metered customers were 3.15 million and rose slightly by 0.23 per cent in 2016.


This also increased in 2017 and 2018 with 3.57 million and 3.58 million customers respectively.


Metered customers in 2019 stood at 3.80 million, showing a 5.96 per cent growth rate, but went lower in 2020 when 3.51 million customers were metered.


Estimated customer The report show year-on-year positive growth rates in number of paying customers as 2015 figure was 3.85 million, 4.19 million in 2016, 4.37 million in 2017, 5.05 million in 2018, 5.76 million in 2019 and 6.86 million in 2020.

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