Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 4,200 megawatts due to gas shortage

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This information was made known  in a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained in Abuja on Tuesday.

The report also noted that 0 megawatts of electricity was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure during the period.

Similarly, it said that 3.95 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

The report, however, said that the GenCos released an average of 3,706 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Monday.

It said that the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 308.09 megawatts from the 4,014 released on Sunday.

The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2,206 billion on Monday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

On sector reform/activities, it said that the dominant constraint for Monday was unavailability of gas.

The report said that the peak generation attained on  was 3,995.3 megawatts.

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