Nigeria’s power generation has dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded on September 16 to 3,321 megawatts yesterday following gas scarcity, data from Nigeria Electricity System Operator and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday revealed.
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) data revealed a total power output from all the generation companies totaled 3,321.50 megawatts, which had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies in Nigeria.
Official of TCN said that the country’s power generation dropped from over 4,000 megawatts recorded in September and October to 3,321.50 megawatts current recording as December 1.
According to findings, Egbin Power Station which used to generate over 1,000 megawatts now generates and distributes between 250 megawatts and 300 megawatts due to shortage of gas.
The official said that Egbin, with an installed capacity of 1,320 megawatts, has the capacity to wheel over 1,000 megawatts daily.
According to him, the plant is now limited to less than 300 megawatts due to shortage of gas.
Findings revealed that Eko Electricity Distribution Company, now receives less than 300 megawatts instead of 1,300 megawatts needed to service its consumers.
Now, EKEDC has reached an agreement with independent power companies to argument the little energy being received from the national grid to meet energy demands of its customers.
The company secured additional 160 megawatts of electricity to augment its allocation from the national grid.
“We have entered into bilateral agreements with Egbin Power Plc and Paras Energy & Natural Resources Development Limited for 100 megawatts and 60 megawatts respectively.
“But the generation companies are constrained by gas challenges.
“We are also working on embedded power programme aimed at producing 480 megawatts for distribution to our customers,” EKEDC Spokesman, Idemudia Godwin said.