Nigeria’s energy generation peaks at 3,981 Megawatts

Nigeria’s power generation rises to 83.45GWh

On Thursday, May 12th, 2022, Nigeria’s energy production peaked at 3,981 megawatts, an increase of 0.82 percent over the previous day (3,535MW). According to the Nigerian Transmission Company, this is the case (TCN).

In addition, off-peak generation grew by 6.22 percent to 3,535MW, compared to 3,328MW the day before. Meanwhile, total energy produced on the day under consideration was 89.19 kMWh, up 0.21 percent from 89.01 kMWh on Wednesday.

In a similar vein, GenCos delivered a total of 87.99kMWh of electricity, up 0.3 percent from the 87.7kMWh delivered the day before. Despite the little improvement, Nigeria’s energy output remains well below the 105 kMWh necessary for the nation to achieve some sort of power supply stability.

Meanwhile, Nigerians continue to grapple with epileptic power supply, with multiple grid disruptions recorded so far in 2022, causing widespread blackouts across the country.

Highlight (12th May 2022)

  • Peak generation – 3,981.3MW (+0.82%)
  • Off-peak generation – 3,535MW (+6.22%)
  • Energy generated – 89,198.4MWh (+0.21%)
  • Energy sent out – 87,987.49MWh (+0.3%)

The highest frequency for the day was 50.6Hz, while the lowest frequency was 48.99Hz. Also, 98.64% of the energy generated on Thursday was supplied by the Generating companies.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu while discussing in an interactive session on “Frequent National Grid collapse” with the Senate Committee on Power and critical stakeholders said that the ministry is working towards reliable power grid to ensure efficient electricity supply in the country.

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