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News - February 16, 2017

Power generation hits 4,102MW

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Power generation in the country rose to 4,102.7 megawatts from 3,528 megawatts between February 1 and 15.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in its website, said that the 515MW increase in generation as at February 15 was due to slight increase in gas supply to some power generating companies.

Daily power statistics from Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, shows that power generation had risen from 3,528MW, to 4,102.7MW between February 1 and 15. According to the data, the lowest generation recorded a day before (February 14) stood at 3,556.1MW, with its peak generation at 4211.2MW.

According to Vanguard, an official of Egbin Power Station, who pleaded anonymity, said in Lagos that gas supply to the station had increased slightly in the last seven days, adding that the power station which has capacity to generate 1,320MW now generates 420MW as against former generation of 160MW.

The official called for more gas supply to the station to enable it fire all its five turbines, saying, “The 420MW generated by the station has been linked to the national grid by 5.35 am on Wednesday.”

The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI, had announced a drop in the power supply on January 22 to 2,662.20MW due to low water levels and the challenge of accessing gas by electricity generation companies, GENCOs.

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