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Nigeria: electricity supply ranked second worst in 2017

According to the Vanguard, the Advisory Power Team report showed that the national grid capacity currently stands at 4,000MW.

The report noted that the average power sent out by the Electricity Generating Companies, on the 14th of January, stood at 3,851.06MW, down by 168.58MW, recorded the previous day, adding that the peak generation averaged 4, 425MW, down by 5.5%. Read more…

According to the report: “On January 14 2018, average power sent out was 3,851MWh/hour (down by 169MWh/h from the previous day). 1437.9MW was not generated due to unavailability of gas.”

Worst electricity supply

“0MW was not generated due to unavailability of line infrastructure, while 680.5MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure. 290MW was not generated due to unavailability of water,” the report further stated.

It added: “The power sector lost an estimated N1,121,000,000 ($3 billion) on January 14, 2018, due to insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure, transmission infrastructure and water reserves.”

Consequently, a total of 63.1MW of energy was sent out from Omoku thermal power plant with a constraint of 16MW.

Vanguard further reported that Alaoji National Independent Power Plant, had a constraint of 240MW, which affected the ability of the plant to generate commercial energy.

Energy sent out from Delta power plant on the same day was 340.76MW with a high-frequency constraint of 100 Hertz.

Jebba plant sent out 302.88MW of energy, while Shiroro had a water constraint of 290MW, along with high-frequency constraint of 95 Hz, limiting the sent out energy to 160.31MW, while Kainji dam sent out 359.49MW of power to the transmission company of Nigeria, TCN.


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Babalwa Bungane
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