Power Generation in Nigeria Now 2,503gwh in Q2

Babatunde Fashola

ELECTRICITY generation statistics for second quarter of 2017 has showed a total average of 2,503 Giga watts hour, GWh, of energy was generated by power stations in Nigeria. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, one of the power plants, Egbin Power Plant, contributed about 11.22 percent share of the average energy generated, which represented the highest generation among the 25 power plants within the period under review.

The bureau noted that daily energy generation attained a peak of 4,079 Megawatts, MW, on May 29th, and daily energy sent out on same day was 4,014MW. Similarly, it noted that the highest daily energy generated per hour attained a peak of 97,891MWh on May 29th, while daily energy sent out per hour was 96,334MWh.

This, it said, represented the highest level of energy generated and sent out in the month of May, and in the second quarter of 2017. “However, the lowest daily energy generation, 2,679MW, in the second quarter of 2017 was attained on 9th April, 2017, and daily energy sent out on that date was 2,638 MW. The lowest daily energy generation per hour was also attained on same date. 64,299 MWh was generated and 63,304 MWh was sent out.”

Meanwhile, in a communiqué issued at the end of the 17th monthly meeting of the minister of power, works and housing with operators in the power sector, government reiterated its commitment to clarifying sector policy. It described the recently publicised mini-grid regulation enacted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, as a milestone for the sector.

Aug 11, 2017 @ 1:00 GMT


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