- Electricity generating stations in Nigeria released an average of 4,197 megawatts of electricity into the national grid
- The release was made on on Saturday, March 17, a daily energy report has said
- According to the report, the unavailability of transmission infrastructure also accounted for non-generation of 26.9 megawatt during the period
Gas-fired and hydro electricity generating stations in Nigeria released an average of 4,197 megawatts of electricity into the national grid on Saturday, March 17, a daily energy report has said.
The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 17, in Abuja.
It said that the energy sent out by the stations was down by 230.25 megawatts from the figure released on Friday.
It, however, said that 1,928.5 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas.
The report said that unavailability of transmission infrastructure also accounted for non-generation of 26.9 megawatt during the period.
Similarly, it said that 1,445.5 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.
The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.6 billion on Saturday to factors such as insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure and transmission infrastructure.
On sector reform and activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Saturday’s generation was unavailability of gas.
It said that the peak generation attained on the day was 4,713 megawatts.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday, August 3, declared that the Nigeria’s current power generation has reached 7000 Mega Watts.
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Fashola made this known in Calabar at the federal ministry of power, works and housing 4th edition retreat for top directors, heads of units and chief executives of agencies and parastatals.
The minister said as of three years ago, power generation was a problem as the country was 2,690 mega watts of electricity on the average.
According to him, “Three years ago, the story was that power generation was the main problem of Nigeria. The story was that the distribution companies were complaining that they did not have enough energy to distribute to Nigerians."
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