Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,347.5mw, Nigeria loses N1.9b

Electricity Generation Companies, comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they could not generate 3,347.5 megawatts of electricity on Wednesday due to unavailability of gas.
This information was made known in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.
The report also noted that 220 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.
Similarly, it said 400.4 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.
The report, however, said the GenCos released an average of 4,140 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday .
It said the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 95.89.13 megawatts from the 4,286 released on Tuesday.
The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.9 billion on Wednesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
On sector reform and activities, it said the dominant constraint for Wednesday was unavailability of Gas.
The report said the peak generation attained on was 4,502.5 megawatts.