Why Electricity Supply Across Nigeria Was Limited on New Year Day – Report


Gas constraint, maintenance issues and other challenges forced Nigeria’s power generation down amid New Year celebrations on Monday and later Tuesday night, an industry report obtained by PREMIUM TIMES has shown.

According to the operational report prepared by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, for Monday, the power generated for the first day of the year stood at 4,685 MW, out of a peak demand forecast of 17,720 MW and generation capacity of 7,871 MW.

The report put the eight-hour power generation for the day at 4,257 MW between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m., 3,915 MW between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 4,686 MW between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The report revealed that power plants such as Kainji, Trans-Amadi and Olorunsogo were shut down due to gas constraints. Others like Alaoji and Geregu NIPP were out due to maintenance issues.

The report said that the peak generation till date, put at 5,222 MW, was recorded on December 18, 2017, while the maximum available capacity – what can actually be generated – to date, put at 7,652 MW, was recorded in April 2014.

There was a case of forced outage Monday, the report revealed, as the Olorunsogo NIPP GT2 plant tripped on reverse power due to tripping of cct. R2A.

Source: Premium Times

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