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Power Generation Falls Drastically From September Till Date Due To Scarcity Of Gas

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Power Generation Falls Drastically From September Till Date Due To Scarcity Of Gas


National power generation capacity has dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded in September 16 to 3,321 megawatts, yesterday, due to scarcity of gas

Nigeria electricity system operator,  Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, puts the total output of all the generating companies at 3,321.50 megawatts, which had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across the country. Reacting to the drop in generation, Executive Secretary of Association of Power Generation Companies, APGCs, Mrs. Joy Ogaji, told the media that debts owed them stood at over N400 billion

Her words: “The situation in power generation is very obvious and clear. The fact remains that we at the generation end of the value chain are quite handicapped at the moment, with the logs of market debts owed us, which has risen to over 400 billion. “It is noteworthy that most of the generating power plants have been disconnected from the supply of gas simply because we are unable to pay for gas supplied. “The situation is getting bad and should be addressed as urgently as they should because the country’s power supply is dependent on how much we generate.” 

Meanwhile, information gathered shows that currently, Seven Energy has shut gas supply to Calabar plants as well as Alaoji NIPP (Total). The nation recorded the highest generation of 5074.7MW, just as it achieved its maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide at  109,372MWH on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Since then, we still await output that will match or exceed that mark.

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  1. Mannyxander

    December 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Everywhere negative change is sweeping the nation, and there seems to be no end in sight. With all the sun hammering us in naija, I still wonder why the govt hasn’t invested heavily on solar power generation as an alternate means for this country. God help us

    Manny the long lost MDB’er

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