Gas Shortages Led to Power Failure in Nigeria

Gas Shortages Led to Power Failure in Nigeria

The Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) disclosed that about 12 power stations could not produce electricity during off-peak period during the holidays including on Christmas Day, Premium Times reported.

This came as increasing gas constraints largely occasioned by recent attacks on pipelines in the Niger Delta have left over 3,000MW of the nation’s power generation capacity idle. The report listed plants affected by the gas shortage as Alaoji II, Geregu II, Omotosho II, Olorunsogo II, Odukpani II, and Ihovbor II, all of which were built under the National Integrated Power Project scheme. Others were Omotosho I, Olorunsogo II, Ibom Power, Egbin, Delta, Rivers IPP, and Trans Amadi, according to Naija 24/7.

The plants have a combined capacity of 2,035MW of Nigeria’s total installed power output of 11,165MW. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) added that it on Wednesday wheeled out about 3,959 megawatts of generated electricity to the 11 distribution companies as the country’s power supply gradually stabilized.

The daily power statistics posted by he Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO) website, a section of the TCN, shows that power generation gradually improved during the festive season with a peak generation of 3,959MW from the national grid.


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