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Nigeria’s electricity generation decline 34% to 2,200 MW due to ‘grid disturbance’

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Nigeria’s power generation dropped by 34.26 percent on Tuesday to around 2,200 MW from 3,453 MW within the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

According to the Independent System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in its document titled: “List of GenCos and their MW Load at 14:00hours on 17/01/2023,” out of 24 power plants in Nigeria, only 10 were able to generate 2,200MW of electricity.

The 10 power plants that were able to generate electricity are listed and identified by their type of power generation (such as gas or hydro) and the amount of electricity they generated in MW.

The 10 electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), which produced the 2,200MW were Alaoji NIPP (Gas) 102.40MW, Azura-Edo (Gas) 422MW, Jebba (Hydro) 369MW, Kainji (Hydro) 390MW, Odukpanu NIPP (Gas) 307MW, Okpai Gas (Steam) 101MW, Omotosho (Gas)164.60MW, Omotosho NIPP (Gas) 101MW, Paras Energy (Gas) 65.80MW and Sapele (Steam) 85.80MW.

In a similar document titled: “Distribution Load Profile : Data as at 17/01/2023 @14:46:00,” the SO revealed that it allocated 2,888MW to the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos), The Nation also learnt.

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The allocation was as follows: Abuja DisCo 389MW, Benin DisCo 237MW, Eko DisCo 371MW, Enugu DisCo 277MW, Ibadan DisCo 349MW, Ikeja DisCo 409MW, Jos 166MW, Kaduna DisCo 193MW, Kano 205MW, Port Harcourt 209MW and Yola 83MW.

The Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) on Sunday attributed the decline in production to grid disturbance.

APGC Managing Director, Joy Ogaji, said: “There was grid disturbance.” Asked why there was grid disturbance, she said “Due to inadequate payment.”

According to her, the debt that the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) is owing the GenCos is over N1 trillion.
” It is estimated to be above one trillion naira.”

She further explained that by GenCos contract, the outstanding falls into different categories
– unpaid invoices for power generated and consumed from 2015 till date.

She added that it is also payment on Capacities made available and tested by NBET’s annually.
According to her,  deemed capacity-difference between declared and actual.

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