Power Failure: NBS Exposes Power Stations

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Total average of 2,548GWH of energy was generated by 25 power stations in the country in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The report release by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Abuja on Friday indicated that Egbin Power Plant contributed about 12.47 per cent of the average energy generated in the period under review.

The report said that the generation from Egbin represented the highest generation among the 25 power plants.

According to the report, an average of 2,497GWH of energy was sent out as Okpai Power Plant recorded the highest percentage of 12.13 per cent of average energy sent out.

It reported that daily energy generation attained a peak of 3,859.59MW on Oct. 15, 2016, while daily energy sent out on same date was 3,798.16MW.

Similarly, the highest daily energy generated per hour attained a peak of 92,630MWH on Oct. 15, 2016 and daily energy sent out per hour on same date was 91,156 MWH.

It also indicated that, the lowest daily energy generation of 2,522MW in the fourth quarter of 2016 was attained on Oct. 28, 2016, while daily energy sent out on that date was 2,472 MW.

It stated that the lowest daily energy generation per hour was also attained on same date with 60,546 MWH generated and 59,328 MWH sent out.

In November 2016, daily energy generation attained a peak of 3,707.09MW on Nov.22, 2016, while daily energy sent out on same date was 3,644.86MW.

Similarly, the highest daily energy generated per hour in the month under review attained a peak of 88,970MWH, while daily energy sent out per hour on same date was 87,477,156 MWH.

The report showed that daily energy generation dropped to 2,685.26 on Nov. 24, 2016, while daily energy sent out on same date was 2,640.99MW.

In November, the lowest daily energy generation per hour was also attained on same date with 64,446 MWH generated and 63,384MWH sent out.

For December 2016, daily energy generation attained a peak of 3,197.03MW on Dec.1, 2016, while daily energy sent out on same date was 3,153.86.

According to the report, the highest daily energy generated per hour attained a peak of 76,729MWH on Dec. 1, 2016, while daily energy sent out per hour on same date was 75,693 MWH.

The report indicated that the lowest daily energy generation attained in December 2016 was 2,737.34, while the lowest daily energy of 2,691.70 sent out of 2,691.70 was attained on Dec.4.

It further reported that, the lowest daily energy generation per hour of 65,696 MWH was also attained on same date, while 64,601 MWH was sent out.

Source: IWIN

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