GenCos release 3,406 MWH of electricity to national grid Friday




Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,406 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Friday.

This was disclosed in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President obtained in Abuja on Saturday.

The report said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos went up by 126.32 megawatts from the figure released on Friday.

It, however, said that 2,073 megawatts could not be generated due to non availability of gas.

The report noted that zero megawatts was not generated due to non availability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 2,480.4 megawatts were not generated due to high frequency resulting from non availability of distribution infrastructure.

According to the report, zero (0) megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated of N2.2 billion on Friday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Friday was high frequency resulting from non availability of distribution infrastructure.

The report noted that the peak generation attained on Friday  was 4,288.7 megawatts. (NAN)