GenCos releases 3,280 MWH of electricity to national grid

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By Constance Imasuen

Abuja – Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,280 megawatts/hour of electricity into the national grid on Thursday.

This is contained a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy which was  obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

The report said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos went up  by 63.14 megawatts from the figure released on Thursday.

It, however, said that 2,238 megawatts could not be generated due unavailability of gas.

The report noted that 112.5 megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 2,447.5 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 management procedures.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated over N2.3billion on Thursday  due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Thursday  was high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report said that the peak generation attained on Thursday  was 4,411.7 megawatts.