By Sebastine Obasi & Ediri Ejoh
LAGOS—Power generation increased in the first quarter, Q1, of 2017, as an average of 3,687 MW of energy was generated by power stations, with Afam VI Power Plant contributing about 12.64 percent share of the average energy generated.
This represents the highest generation among the 23 power plants within the period under review.
In Q4, Nigeria’s generation statistics had showed that a total average of 2,159MW of energy was generated by power stations during the fourth quarter of 2016.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, Egbin Power Plant contributed about 12.47 per cent share of the average energy generated, the highest among the 25 power plants within the period under review.
The NBS report also showed that daily energy generation attained a peak of 5,846 MW on January 24, 2017, while daily energy sent out on same date was 5,747 MW.
Similarly, the highest daily energy generated per hour attained a peak of 140,316 MWh on January 24, 2017 and daily energy sent out per hour on same date was 137,920 MWh.
This represents the highest level of energy generated and sent out in the month of January 2017 and in Q1 2017. However, the lowest daily energy generation, 1,660 MW, in the month of January 2017 and in Q1 2017 was attained January 18, 2017 as daily energy sent out on that date was 1,618 MW.