Power generation rises to 3,528 megawatts

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electricity1-300x225Nigeria’s power generation output rose to 3,528.90 megawatts on February 1 from the 2,662 megawatts it recorded on January 22, 2017, according to latest statistics released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

“The slight increase in generation is due to slightly increased gas supply to some Generating Companies (GENCOs) to boost operations. The total output of 3,528.90 megawatts from all the GENCOs on Wednesday has been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across the country,’’ a statement posted on the website of the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a sub-agency of the TCN, read.

The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) operational report also reveals that the power sector dropped to 2,662.20 megawatt on January 22 because of low water levels and challenge of accessing gas by GENCOs.  The report explained that the sector recorded highest system frequency of 51.50Hz and lowest system frequency of 48.80 Hz, while the highest and the lowest voltage recorded on February 1 were 372KV and 300KV.

A reliable TCN official, who preferred anonymity, said that the gas supply to generating companies increased slightly.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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