Data from the Independent System Operator, ISO, has revealed that Nigeria lost 4,379 megawatts (MW) of power due to gas shortage and poor distribution network.
According to the data from ISO, the drop in load demand by distribution companies (DisCos), about 2,551MW, affected some generation companies (GenCos) as they shut down their turbines and generation capacity.
Sixteen GenCos turned down 35 turbines to avoid high frequency which could lead to total system collapse.
Nine GenCos, like Alaoji NIPP, Omotosho and Odukpani NIPP, couldn’t generate 1,826MW due to gas shortage.
Among the companies affected by the load drop was Shiroro hydro GenCo which cut down 365MW; Geregu Gas didn’t generate 345MW, while Azura Edo lost 311MW.
In addition, Omoku lost 20MW, Trans-Amadi 28MW while Geregu National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) lost 31MW.
Okpai, Delta GenCo, Olorunsogo NIPP, Omotosho NIPP, Egbin, Jebba hydro, Ihvbor NIPP, Sapele NIPP, and Gbarain NIPP lost 1,590MW.
On Friday, Afam VI, a major power plant, could not generate 490MW due to the non-availability of gas.
Rivers Independent Power Plant (IPP) generated 25MW but lost 135MM of its full blast capacity.
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