THE 4,358.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity that were generated on Sunday, dropped to 4,157.80MW yesterday, resulting in 200.4MW reduction. The Nigerian Electricity System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stated this in its website. It explained that the 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 the issue of inadequate gas supply, which has usually been attributed to the activities of militants. It should be recalled that the power sector is under threat as generation companies (GENCOs) have warned that they will shut down over huge debts of about N140 billion following lack of gas supply. The GENCOs, have argued that the unavailable power caused by inaccessibility to gas as a result of renewed attacks by Niger Delta militants is 4991Megawatts. Efforts made to reach Garba Deen Mohammed, Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, were not successful . He did not respond to calls or text messages sent to him. Vanguard was also unable to get the reaction of Kola Adesina, the Chairman of Egbin Power Plc. As at the time of going to press, as he did not reply to text message sent to him.
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