A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Power supply dips by 388.83MW

01 October 2015, Lagos – Power supply that was 4,008.53megawatts (Mw) last Sunday dipped to 3,619.70Mw on Tuesday,  the Power Statistics of the Federal Ministry of Power has shown.

Egbin power plant
Egbin power generating plant

Of the   3,704.73Mw, which the Electricity Generation Companies (GENCOs ) produced, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) could not evacuate 85.03Mw, the statistics showed yesterday on the ministry’s website.

The ministry also noted that peak generation was 4,307.4Mw. The peak generation of last Sunday was 4,405.3Mw, indicating a drop of 97.9Mw.

The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) had maintained an average of 4,006Mw in 10 days before the dip in supply.

Energy generated that was 4,099.72Mw on September 16 dipped negligibly to  4,098.31Mw on Sunday, indicating a relatively steady average power generation in the electricity market in 10 days.


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