Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) is a sponsor at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting which will be held in London on 15-16 November.
We are delighted to announce KEDCO’s Chief Executive Officer, Jamil Gwamna‘s participation in the Unlocking domestic finance session on 15 November. View the latest agenda.
KEDCO is a owned primarily by Sahelian Power SPV Ltd, a consortium of both local and international companies with years of experience in energy marketing and distribution with 60% equity in the share capital. Following a thorough bidding process, KEDCO was handed over to the core investors on November 1st 2013. KEDCO is one of the 11 electricity distribution companies privatized by the Federal Government of Nigeria with a mandate to execute the objectives of the Nigerian power sector reform, as contained in Section 67 of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act 2005. The Act authorizes KEDCO to distribute and market electricity in the tri-states of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
KEDCO main product is high quality electricity sourced mainly from Kumbotso, Zaria and Jos transmission stations with total injection installed capacity of 828.7MVA. KEDCO delivers about 1,110Gwh of energy to about 300,000 customers, with an installed transmission capacity of 600MVA (330/132kv) and distribution installed capacity of 1,800MVA (33/11kv and 33/0.415kv) KEDCO has 6 transmission substations at 132/33kv and, distributes electricity to MD and non-MD customers.
KEDCO is licensed to distribute electricity in the tri-states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina with a geographical coverage of 67,128Km2 and total population of about 20,000,000. Thus, KEDCO has the largest market potential in Nigeria, i.e. with about 4 million households in the territorial markets.