33,448,633MWh of Energy Generated in 2019 – NBS


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday said the power generation statistics for 2019 reflected that a total of 33,448,633 Megawatt hour (MWh) of energy generated by power stations.

The report by NBS stated that privatized Generating Companies (GenCos) generated 19,692,683 MWh, as  IPP GenCos generated 7,798,253 MWh while the NIPP GenCos generated 5,957,697MWh.

According to NBS, Egbin recorded the highest energy generation with 3,786,313MWh accounting for 11.32 per cent while Alaoji NIPP recorded the lowest with 209,453MWh accounting for 0.63per cent of total energy generated in 2019.

The report stated that, “Total Energy sent out by GenCos stood in 2019 at 32,799,114MWh. Privatized GenCos sent out 19,233,151 MWh, IPP GenCos sent out 7,648,700 MWh while the NIPP GenCos sent out 5,917,262 MWh.

“Energy consumed by the Eleven DisCos in 2019 stood at 28,026,503 MWh, Ikeja DisCo recorded the highest energy consumption with 4,087,971 MWh accounting for 14.95% while Yola Disco recorded the lowest with 1,122,534MWh accounting for 4% of total energy consumed in 2019.

“Cross Border Electricity Transactions showed that Benin and Niger Republic were supplied a total of 1,278,344MWh and 1,048,807MWh of electricity respectively.”