The Nationwide Bureau of Statistics, Tuesday, mentioned electrical energy shoppers paid a complete of N393.15bn as tariff to energy distribution corporations between January and June 2022.
In its just-released Nigeria Electrical energy Knowledge, the bureau revealed that the facility distributors made N204.74bn within the first quarter of this yr, whereas they raked in N188.41bn within the second quarter.
Knowledge from the report indicated that the earnings have been from 10.63 million prospects in Q1 2022, because the variety of energy customers who made funds elevated to 10.81 million in Q2 2022, regardless of the income drop.
The NBS acknowledged that out of the full variety of prospects, solely 4.79 million in Q1 2022 and 4.96 million in Q2 2022 have been metered, indicating that a number of tens of millions of energy customers have been nonetheless on estimated billing methodology.
The report confirmed that almost all electrical energy prospects in Nigeria, 5.84 million in Q1 2022 and 5.85 million in Q2 2022, paid their payments based mostly on estimation.
The NBS additional acknowledged that electrical energy provide to prospects up to now in 2022 had declined, because it famous that in Q1 2022, electrical energy provide stood at 5,956 gigawatts-hour and 5,227Gwh in Q2 2022.
This, in line with the bureau, represented a decline of 12.23 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter foundation.
On a year-on-year foundation, electrical energy provide declined in comparison with 6,172.19Gwh and 5,882.57Gwh reported in Q1 2021 and Q2 2021 respectively.
Energy technology and provide in Nigeria recorded collection of fluctuations in 2022, because the grid had witnessed greater than 5 system collapse this yr.
Nigeria’s energy technology and distribution arms have been formally privatised in November 2013 and since then energy supply by the sector had continued to hover between 3,500 megawatts and 4,500MW.