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Power generation drops to 2,805Mw as TCN gives major reasons

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The Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) on Thursday, April 8, recorded a drop in its power supply from 3,387Mw at 1:00 am to 2,805Mw in the daytime.

Techeconomy.ng gathered that the downtrend in the electricity supply was due to gas constraint.

Nigerian System Operator System Performance on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, had reflected that the lowest generation was 3,723Mw.

The System Operator, a section of the TCN, explained that the peak generation for the period under review was 4,427Mw.

The document also revealed that the System Operator sent out a total was 3,997Mw on Wednesday, April 8.

It was, however, learnt that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) shedded its load allocation to customers.

The power generator, according to a message one of its customers said: “As a result of the drop in generation, we are constrained to undertake massive load shedding of the underlisted locations within our franchise.

“While we apologise for the inconveniences this will bring to customers in the affected areas, we promise that as generation improves, power supply to the affected areas will be restored.

“It is very important to add that the bulk of the interruptions our customers have experienced in the last few days has been as a result of low generation.

“We do hope that in the coming days, more power will be available at the grid to enable us serve our customers.”

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A source from the technical department noted that our “Present allocation is less than 330 MW. We used to get up to 400 to 500 MW.

“Our own percent 11.5 but we have usually taken around 13 per cent. Our MYTO allocation is 11.5 percent but we used to have as much as 13 percent of the total sent power.”

 

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