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GenCos releases 3,436MWH of electricity to national grid

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations on Tuesday released an average of 3,436 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid.

This is according to a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy  of which was obtained by the Nigeria News Agency (NAN), in Abuja on Wednesday.

The report said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 49,03 megawatts from the 3,485 released on Monday.

It, however, said that 1,846 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas.

The report noted that 112.5 megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 2, 425.3 megawatts were not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

It said 0 megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2.1 billion on Tuesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained on Tuesday  was 4, 338.1 megawatts. (NAN)


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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,666 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said they could not generate 3,666 megawatts of electricity on Monday 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 Tuesday  .

Similarly, it said that 526.2 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,515 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Monday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 148.05 megawatts from the 4,367 released on Sunday .

The report indicated that the power sector lost an estimated N2,012 billion on Monday  due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained on Monday  was 4,972.5  megawatts.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

 

 

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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,323 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said they could not generate 3,323 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 Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Thursday.

The report also noted that 0 megawatt of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 1,319.8 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,002 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 90 68 megawatts from the 3,911 released on Tuesday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2,229 billion on Sunday  due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained on Wednesday  was 5,048.2 megawatts.

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COVID-19 GenCos working to ensure adequate power supply

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COVID-19 GenCos working to ensure adequate power supply

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Abuja, April 1.2019 The Power Generation Companies of Nigeria (GenCos) have pledged to sustain provision of adequate power in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs Joy Ogaji, Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ogaji said that GenCos were working together to ensure the sustainability of adequate power generation during the Coronavirus crisis.

She said that GenCos had reiterated their commitment and readiness to improve power generation from Thermal and Renewable (Hydro Power Plants) sources across the country.

“This is evidence in the increase in power generation which has averaged 4,024MW since the index case was recorded on Feb. 27.

‘GenCos are altering their business practices and developing strategies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To this end, GenCos have established telework protocols to ensure that non-essential, non-critical employees work from home.

“While implementing continuation of services, GenCos plan to ensure operations and service delivery continue to prevent more economic disruption,”she said.

The executive secretary said that the GenCos have strong track record of preparing for numerous emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and countless types of emergencies.

According to her, this is evident in ramping up to a total available capacity of over 7,500MW and gross generation installed capacity of over 13,000MW.

She said that in preparation for the current situation, the GenCos have commenced close talk with the Federal Government and other power sector stakeholders to ensure that plants have the resources needed for generation of power.

“GenCos are ready to partner with the government and its relevant stakeholders to evolve strategies that will fast track the quest for optimal utilisation of available and recover unavailable installed generation capacity.

“This can make the nation to be listed on the roll call of countries with adequate and stable electricity supply in the world,’” she said.

Ogaji said that there was however, shortage of gas supply for thermal generation companies as thermal power from gas and steam turbines accounted for about 80 per cent of the country’s power generation.

She explained that gas unavailability hindered power generation in Thermal Power Plants and that gas cost constituted over 60 per cent of wholesale electricity tariffs.

“Hence, what goes on in the gas sector has huge implications for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI),” the executive secretary said.

She further said that suppliers demanded upfront payment before they made gas available and that GenCos could not afford to meet the request given the liquidity issues in the NESI.

Ogaji said that the GenCos were willing to invest to increase the capacity of power plants and provide necessary investments to cater for maintenance and repairs.

“Generation Companies are willing to work with relevant stakeholders such as the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

“With oversight over gas resources, to develop novel approaches in making gas available for generation companies.

” Gas and transmission (evacuation) are critical and urgent needs outside the control of the generation companies. It calls for urgent government intervention.

“GenCos are corporate citizens with zeal and are willing to build the nation together with the government,” she said.

Ogaji also said that aside gas molecules and transmission, GenCos have other challenges which government was resolving.

She noted that there was need for an apolitical enabling environment through the design and implementation of viable policies, strong and experienced leadership and coordination of the sector.

“This requires effective collaboration and coordination across interrelated Ministries.

”If answers to GenCos most pressing and pertinent questions such as: can we be fully dispatched?

“Can we get gas and who is paying for the power can be tackled, then, power supply will be a thing of the past,”she said.

Ogaji said that the APGC would continue to work with power sector stakeholders to gather and share up-to-date information.

“Best practices and guidance to support them in safely maintaining operational integrity.

‘”It is our desire that the pandemic be resolved as soon as possible,” Ogaji said.

She commended federal government efforts through; Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation(WHO).

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Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,568 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said they could not generate 3,568 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 Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Thursday  .

The report also noted that 110 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 603.3 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,149 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday.

It said  the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down  by 226.51 megawatts from the 4,376 released on Tuesday .

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2,055 billion on Wednesday  due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said  the peak generation attained on Wednesday  was 4,,640 megawatts.

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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 4,208  megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they could not generate 4,208 megawatts of electricity on Sunday due to unavailability of gas.

This information is contained in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained by Nigeria News Agency , in Abuja on Monday.

The report also noted that 260 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 0 megawatt was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

It also said that 0 megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 3,634 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 59.91 megawatts from the 3,694 released on Sunday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2,145 billion on Sunday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained was 3,790.8 megawatts.

Edited By: Nick Nicholas/Donald Ugwu
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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,655 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations say they could not generate 3,655 megawatts of electricity on Thursday 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 Nigeria News Agency , in Abuja on Friday.

The report also noted that 359 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 0 megawatt was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 3,934 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Thursday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 272.89 megawatts from the 3,661 released on Wednesday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1,927 billion on Thursday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained was 4,129.7 megawatts.

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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 4,200 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations say they could not generate 4,200 megawatts of electricity on Monday 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 Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Tuesday.

The report also noted that 0 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 3.95 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 3,706 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Monday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 308.09 megawatts from the 4,014 released on Sunday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2,206 billion on Monday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained on  was 3,995.3 megawatts.

 

 

 

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Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 2,914 megawatts due to gas shortage

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said that they could not generate 2,914 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 Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Thursday.

The report also noted that 110 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 486.3 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 4,595 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Wednesday.

It said the electricity sent out by the GenCos was up by 144.43 megawatts from the 4,451 megawatts released on Tuesday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.685 billion on Wednesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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

The report said that the peak generation attained was 5,268.2 megawatts.

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

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said that they could not generate 2,967.5 megawatts of electricity on Tuesday 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 Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Wednesday .

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

Similarly, it said that 365 megawatts was not generated due to high 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 on Tuesday.

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

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated 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.

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