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Power sector loses N992m

…As generation drops by 209MW

By Sebastine Obasi

Nigeria’s electricity sector lost about N992 million, yesterday, basically due to gas and water constraints, daily operational report of the Nigerian Electricity System Operation obtained by Vanguard, stated.

Power generation is said to have dropped by 209 megawatts, MW, as average power sent out stood at 3,305MW as against 3,514MW sent out the previous day. The reported gas constraint was 1,917MW, as against the previous figure of 3,122MW, while the water constraint remained unchanged at 150MW.

Comparatively, the report showed that generation slightly improved, yesterday, due to better gas supply.

Of the gas powered generation companies, Gbarain was shut down for maintenance work on the fire hydrant. For the hydro powered generation companies, Kainji G/S 1G5 was out on maintenance, while Shiroro is said to have reported water constraints. There was no grid constraint.

Power was not sent out from nine gas powered generation companies. They include Gbarain, Rivers IPP, Trans Amadi, ASCO A.E.S, Olorunsogo IPP, Ibom, Alaoji NIPP, Ihovbor and Afam IV – V.

Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro received 274MW, 387MW and 298MW as against 288MW, 402MW and 293MW previously received respectively. Also, Egbin, Sapele 1 and Delta received 164MW, 51MW and 274MW as against 166MW, 36MW and 278MW, respectively.

Geregu 1, Omotosho 1, Olorunsogo 1, Geregu NIPP and Sapele NIPP were given 99MW, 89MW, 67MW, 85MW and 93MW respectively, while Omotosho NIPP, Odukpani NIPP, Okpai and Afam VI were given 98MW, 1134MW, 389MW, and 541MW respectively. Omoku, Egbin STG and Paras received 82MW, 166MW and 41MW respectively.


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