Nigeria reaches peak power generation of 5090MW for 2018

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Latest documents obtained from Nigeria’s power System Operator indicated that peak electricity generation crossed the 5,000-megawatt mark last week, The Punch reports.

According to the SO, a peak power generation of 5,090MW was recorded on April 26, 2018, which was the highest quantum of electricity ever witnessed on the national grid since the beginning of this year. An analysis of the documents obtained in Abuja on Friday showed that power generation started moving up gradually from the 2,298.9MW that was recorded on April 20, 2018 and peaked at 5,090MW on April 26, 2018.

It was also gathered that the average power sent out on April 26 was 4,326MWh/hour, up by 246.86MWh/h from the previous day’s figures. The SO, however, stated that despite hitting the peak generation for the year thus far, over 2,500MW of electricity was not generated as a result various constraints in the sector. It outlined the major constraints in the sector as unavailability of gas, high frequency, water management issues and lack of transmission infrastructure.


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