Power Supply Up By 140MW

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The energy supply from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO) of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) rose by 140 megawatts (Mw) on Saturday, information posted on the website of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) yesterday indicated.

In its daily summary of the electricity market performance, the NESI noted that power supply to the 11 distribution companies (DisCos) rose from 2,762Mw on Friday to 2902Mw on Saturday.

During the period under review, energy loss as a result of gas constraints reduced marginally from 3,741Mw to 3736Mw, indicating a recovery of 5Mw.

Gas to power had been on the decrease owing to the spate of vandalism of the gas pipelines by militant groups in the Niger Delta.

The NESI added that there was no water management constraints, although report line constraint was rose by one Mw to 312Mw on Saturday.

The activities in the power sector, said NESI, led to a loss of an equivalent of N1.94b in the period under review.

It said: “On July 9 2016, average energy sent out was 2902 Mwh/hour (up by 140 Mwh/h). The reported gas constraint was 3736Mw.The reported line constraint was 312Mw. The water management constraint was 0Mw.The power sector lost the estimated equivalent of N1,943, 000, 000 on July 9 2016 due to constraints.”

In its Friday performance, NESI noted that on July 8, average energy sent out was 2762 Mwh/hour (down by 84 Mwh/h). The reported gas constraint was 3741MW. The reported line constraint was 311Mw.  The water management constraint was 0Mw. The power sector lost the estimated equivalent of N1,945, 000, 000 on July 8  due to constraints.

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