The power sector in Nigeria has resumed the new year with its historical failings following another major challenge.
Nigeria lost an estimate of 3287MW as at January 7, 2017 due to gas and water constraints, daily operational report of the Nigerian Electricity System Operation obtained by Energywatchng stated.
The reported gas constraint was 3137MW, while the water management constraint was 150MW.
This resulted in the power sector lost an estimated N1.578 billion. 7 gas-powered stations produced 0 MW, they include Afam IV-VI, Ibom, Olorunsogo NIPP, AES, Asco, Trans-Amadi and Rivers IPP.
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.
Of the three hydro-powered stations, Kainji received 287MW as against 319MW it was given previously. Jebba got 410MW as against 408MW while Shiroro was allocated 287MW as against 273MW it previously got.
For gas-powered stations, Egbin got 169MW as against 173MW it was previously allocated, while Sapele was allocated 59MW as against 58MW previously allocated to it. Geregu, Omotosho 1, Olorunsogo 1 and Geregu NIPP got 124 MW, 89MW, 73MW and 106MW, as against 107MW, 88MW, 83MW and 114MW respectively.