Power Sector Loses N13bn In 7 Days

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Within a space of seven days, the Nigerian power sector recorded about N13 billion loss due to constraints arising from insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

According to statistics obtained from the advisory power team, office of the Vice President, the revenue loss was recorded from December 21 to 27, 2019 with the unavailability of gas being the dominant problem – constraining a total of 17,804MW from being available on the grid for the seven-day period.

A further breakdown of the revenue loss indicated that the sector lost N1,870,000,000 on December 21, N1,924,000,000 on December 22, N1,900,000,000 on December 23, N1,897,000,000 on December 24, N1,873,000,000 on December 25, N1,854,000.000 and N1,934,000.000 on December 27.

On December 27 2019, average energy sent out was 4,047 MWH/Hour (down by 76.36 MW from the previous day), 108.5 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 1578 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management.

Also, on December 26 2019, average energy sent out was 4,123 MWH/Hour (down by 93.26 MW from the previous day), 60 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 1458.8 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management On Christmas, average energy sent out was 4,217 MWH/Hour (up by 119.91 MW from the previous day), 60 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 1432.2 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management.

The day preceding Christmas was not better as the average energy sent out was 4,097 MWH/Hour (up by 229.73 MW from the previous day), 60 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 1355 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management.

The situation dipped further on December 23 2019, average energy sent out was 3,867 MWH/Hour (down by 100.91 MW from the previous day) as 220 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 1101.5 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management.


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