Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 2,967.5MW due to gas shortage

Electricity Generation (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said they could not generate 2,967.5 megawatts of electricity Tuesday due to unavailability of gas.

This information made known in a daily energy report Advisory Power Team, of the Vice President, a copy of which obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Wednesday .

The report also noted 222.5 megawatts of electricity not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said 365 megawatts was not generated due to frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,451 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid Tuesday.

It said the electricity sent out GenCos was up by 359.48  megawatts from the 4,091 megawatts released on Tuesday.

The report revealed that the lost an N1.706.00 billion on Tuesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform and activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Tuesday was unavailability of gas.

The report said that the peak generation attained was 4,964.5 megawatts. (NAN)