The unavailability of gas is preventing the Generation of over 1,500 megawatts of electricity on a daily basis since the beginning of this year, The Punch reports.
Gas-fired power plants contribute about 70% of Nigeria’s total electricity on the national grid. But the latest industry data showed that the thermal plants had been facing gas supply challenges lately. Findings from the National Control Centre and the Nigeria System Operator, which are arms of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, showed that the drop in power generation as a result of Gas Constraints since the beginning of this month was in contrast to what obtained in December 2017.
Apart from the system collapses recorded so far in 2018, power generation hovered between 2,660.1MW and 4,000MW. It recorded a peak of 4,932.7MW on January 8, 2018, but this was not sustained, as it crashed to 2,800.7MW the next day. On why gas constraint had been preventing the generation of over 1,500MW of electricity on a daily basis since the beginning of 2018, the Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Joy Ogaji, said the gas suppliers should be held accountable.
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