Power sector loses N1.57bn to water, gas constraints


The daily operational report  of the Nigerian Electricity System Operator showed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.578 billion as at January 7, 2017 due to gas and water constraints, Vanguard reports.

The report further stated that power generation dropped by 83 mega watts (MW), yesterday, as average power sent out was 3,632MW as against 3,714MW sent out a day before. The reported gas constraint was 3137MW, while the water management constraint was 150MW. Of the three hydro-powered stations, Kainji received 287MW, Jebba got 410MW while Shiroro was allocated 287MW.

For gas-powered stations, Egbin got 169MW while Sapele was allocated 59MW.  Geregu, Omotosho 1, Olorunsogo 1 and Geregu NIPP got 124 MW, 89MW, 73MW and 106MW respectively. Of the gas-powered stations, Afam IV-VI, Ibom, Olorunsogo NIPP, AES, Asco, Trans-Amadi and Rivers IPP got zero allocation.