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GENCOs release 4,141MW of electricity to national grid


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Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, released an average of 4,141 megawatts of power to the national grid on Saturday, a daily energy report  has shown.

The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

It said that the energy released by the companies was up by 598.85 megawatts from the figure delivered on Friday.

It said 2,301.50 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas, while 1,434.5 megawatts  was not generated due to high frequency, resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.7billion on Saturday to the factors of insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform and activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Saturday’s generation was unavailability of gas.

The report showed that the peak generation attained on the day was 4,863 megawatts.

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