Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 2,712.5 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations have attributed their inability to  generate 2,712.5 megawatts of electricity on Tuesday to unavailability of gas.

The companies disclosed this in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President in Abuja on Wednesday .

The report also noted that 195.6 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

It said that 0 megawatt was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,206 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Monday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 94.86 megawatts from the 4,111 released on Monday.

The report said 150 megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1,468 billion on Tuesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Tuesday was unavailability of gas.

The report said that the peak generation attained was 4,811.4 megawatts.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1,468 billion on Tuesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Tuesday was unavailability of gas.

The report said that the peak generation attained was 4,811.4 megawatts.