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Nigeria Electricity Supply Drops To 3,608 Megawatts

While DisCos are contemplating increasing electricity tariff beginning from January 1, 2020, the power supply on Saturday has dropped from 3,993.65 megawatts, MW, to 3,608 MW.

The development indicates a drop of 385.65 MW due to many challenges. Some of the challenges militating against adequate power supply include inadequate gas, poor transmission infrastructure and limited distribution facilities.

Vanguard reports that from the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, stated: “On January 2, 2020, average energy sent out was 3,608 MW/Hour (down by 385.65 MW from the previous day).

2,026.5 MW was not generated due to unavailability of gas.”

It added: “60 MW was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 2,417.1 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

READ ALSO: NERC Directs DisCos To Increase Electricity Tariff From January 1, 2020

The power sector lost an estimated N2, 162,000,000 (Two Billion One Hundred and Sixty-Two Million Naira) on January 2, 2020, due to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure and transmission infrastructure.”

Findings shows that the development has compelled the Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to embark on loading nationwide.

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