Gas shortage reduces Nigeria’s electricity generation by 20%


Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and
hydro stations, said that they could not generate 1,631.5 megawatts of
electricity on Saturday due to unavailability of gas.
This is contained in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team,
office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by newsmen
in Abuja on Sunday.
The report also noted that 0 megawatts of electricity was not
generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during
the period.
Similarly, it said that 3,258.5 megawatts were not generated due to
high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution
The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 3,349
MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Saturday.
It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 16.77
megawatts from the 3,365 released on Friday.
The report said zero (0) megawatts was recorded as losses due to water
management procedures.
The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2.34
billion on Saturday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and
transmission infrastructure.
On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for
Saturday was high frequency resulting from unavailability of
distribution infrastructure.
The report said that the peak generation attained on Saturday was
4,093.4 megawatts.

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