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Power generation dips to 4,157.8 MW

By Sebastine Obasi & Ediri Ejoh

THE 4,358.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity that was generated on Sunday, dropped further yesterday depleted to 4,157.80MW, resulting in 200.4MW.

The Nigerian Electricity System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, stated this in its website. It explained that lowest energy generation recorded was 3,186MW, while peak generation was 4,358.2MW

The highest system frequency recorded on the day under review was 51.53Hz while the lowest frequency was 48.88Hz. Peak generation ever attained remains 5,074MW.


The generation companies, GENCOs have been battling with issue of inadequate gas supply, which have been attributed most often to the activities of militants.


It would be recalled that the power sector is under threat as generation company (GENCOs’) operators had warned they will shut  down over huge debts of about N140 billion and shut-in of about 5,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity, following lack of gas supply.

The GENCOs, had argued that there has been stranded power caused by inaccessibility to gas as a result of renewed attacks by Niger Delta militants is 4991Mw.

Efforts made to reach Garba Deen Mohammed, Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, were not successful, as he did neither respond to calls not text messages sent to him.

Also Vanguard could not get the reaction of the Chairman, Egbin Power Plc, Kola Adesina as at the time of going to press, as he did not reply to text message sent to him.


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