Power Distribution Averages 3000 Megawatts in 4 Months


A new report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown that power distribution across the country fell to as low as 2,472.00 MW on the 28th of October, 2016.

Despite the low figure recorded in the month, Power sent out between July and October still averaged 3,000MW.

According to the Bureau, NBS, Daily Energy report Produced and Sent Out from July to October, 3,803.07MW of energy was sent out on the 17th October, 2016. This contradicts earlier figures that put energy generation at well over 4,000MW.

This is in spite of 60,546MW and 92,511 MW of energy generated on the 28th and the 17th of October respectively by the various generating companies.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government had on November, 2013, handed over the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN to private sector operators.

However, there seem not to be any significant improvement in power situation nationwide with many saying rather than improve, the situation has worsened.

In the period under review, the highest form of energy generated and sent out was recorded in September.

According to available data, 89,455MW of energy was generated while 3,635.25MW of energy was sent out on the 29th of September.

In the same month, 62,526MW was generated by the Generating Companies, GENCOs, while 2,557MW of energy was sent out by the Distribution Companies, DISCOs on the 16th of September, representing the lowest in energy generated and sent out by the various power companies.

Even in August and July, 2016, data showed that energy sent out stood at 3,648.93MW and 3,019.38MW on 18 August and 11 July respectively, being the highest for both months.

Source: National Mirror

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