The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) yesterday said generation companies (GenCos) could not produce 3,269megawatts (Mw) of electricity as a result of gas shortage to fuel the power plants.
In its October 8 performance report that it posted on its website yesterday, it noted that the power sector lost 371.7Mw due to line constraint and also lost 479.4Mw owing to high frequency constraint.
NESI said there was no challenge due to water management, adding that on the day under review, the total constraints led to a loss of about N1.978billion.
Following the losses, the Nigeria Electricity System Operator (SO) that would have sent out about 7,247Mw were there on constraints, only sent out 3,335Mw to the 11 distribution companies (DisCos).
The report said: “On October 8 2016, average power sent out was 3335MWh/hour (down by 164 MWh/h). The reported gas constraint was 3269Mw. The reported line constraint was 371.7Mw and the reported high frequency constraint is 479.4Mw according to TCN. The water management constraint was 0Mw. The power sector lost an estimated N1,978, 000, 000 on October 8 2016 due to constraints.”