Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 2,914 megawatts due to gas shortage


Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said that they could not generate 2,914 megawatts of electricity on Wednesday due to unavailability of gas.

This information was made known in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday.

The report also noted that 110 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 486.3 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,595 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday.

It said the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 144.43 megawatts from the 4,451 megawatts released on Tuesday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.685 billion on Wednesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained was 5,268.2 megawatts.