Nigeria adds 3,306 MWH of electricity to national grid
London, Sep 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,306 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday .
The Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a daily energy report made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
The report noted that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 4.49 megawatts from the figure released on Saturday.
It, however, said that 1,591 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas.
The report noted that zero (0) megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.
Similarly, it said that 2,963.40 megawatts were not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.
According to the report, zero (0) megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures.
The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated over N2 billion on Sunday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Sunday was high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.
The report noted that the peak generation attained on Sunday was 4 186.8
Meanwhile, the Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians before the end of its tenure.
Mamman said the completion of all major power projects in the country would bring about stable and quality electricity supply.
He gave the assurance after the inspection of the 215-megawatts Kaduna Power Plant, 132/33KV Kudenda Substation and Mando transmission line in Kaduna on Friday, according to a statement on Sunday.
Mamman, who was in company with the Minister of State, Mr Goddy Agba, said aside from increasing generation capacity, the Kudenda Substation would provide voltage support to Kaduna, Kano and Jos and improve the quality of electricity distributed to the public.
He expressed satisfaction with the level and quality of work done on the projects but warned contractors against any delay in the completion of the projects.