Nigeria’s Power Supply Drops Below 3,000 Megawatts on Shortage of Gas

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Power allocation to the 11 distribution companies, which had averaged 4,000 megawatts in recent months has further dropped to below 3,000MW following the inadequate supply of gas to the power stations due to militant attacks

It was gathered from the “Daily Hourly Demand Records” obtained from one of the generation companies that actual supply averaged 2,924.51 megawatts last Monday. According to the records, the 11 distribution were allocated 2,984 megawatts for one hour last Monday before the allocation dropped further to 2,921.92MW, which lasted for several hours.

Also, the operational report of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that highlights the “Spotlights on Grid Operations” showed that generation as at 6a.m. on Wednesday was 2,961.6MW. The report showed that on Tuesday, peak generation was 3,421.5MW while the lowest generation was 2,762.9MW, averaging 2,924.51MW.

Source: EnergyMix

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