POWER GENERATION DROPS TO 3,522 MEGAWATTS – GENCOS

POWER GENERATION DROPS TO 3,522 MEGAWATTS – GENCOS

By Babajide Labinjo

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) indicated on Monday that power generation into the national grid has dropped to 3,522 megawatts nationwide.

This was contained in their daily energy report for April 7th that was released Monday.

The GenCos said electricity released through hydro stations and gas-fired was down 657.07 megawatts from the figures released on Saturday.

The report showed that 202.70 megawatts of electricity was not generated because of high frequency from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure, while 1,771 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of gas.

According to the report, 100 megawatts of electricity did not make it to the national grid because of absence of transmission infrastructure. 2,369.30 megawatts of electricity was also shed due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

Problems from water management procedures were responsible for the loss of 150 megawatts of electricity.

The report also outlined the amount of money lost in one day (Sunday) due to shortage of gas supplied and distributed, as well as transmission infrastructure. N2.1 billion was lost on Sunday due to the outlined challenges.

Power generation peaked at 4,190 on the day before dropping to the 3,522.

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