Power Sector Posts N1.43 billion Loss In One Day To Production And Distribution Constraints

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The power sector is said to have posted a loss of about N1.43 billion to constraints associated with grid and gas in one day (June 17, 2017), according to statistics released by the Presidential Advisory Power Team (PAPT) overseen by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.

The Guardian Nigeria reports that the constraints involved 1,724 mega watts (MW) for gas while line constraints involved a total of 1,252.1MW of which, 1,078.5MW had high frequency constraints.

The implications included shortage of electricity supplies to end users, frustration of businesses and decline of revenue generation to the sector.

The average power sent out was 2,786MWh/hour (down by 687/h) against 3,474MWh/hour sent out on June 16, 2017.

Also, the peak was 3,948 MW noticeably lower than 3,960MW generated on June 16, and this was due to the loss of Distribution Companies (DisCOs) feeders arising from heavy rainfall leading to frequency management reduction in generation output across the grid.

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