Power sector records N243bn capacity loss in 10 months
A generation capacity loss of #243 billion has been recorded by the power sector from January to October.
This is contained in the October 2020 electricity generation statistics released on Sunday by the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), the umbrella body of GenCos.
The data revealed that the major challenge facing the electricity generation sub-sector is the load rejection by distribution companies (DisCos).
The data puts the current available generation capacity at 7,739 megawatts (MW) while stranded generation is 3,578MW.
The document further revealed that Maximum Generation: 4,532.35MW (29th October). Minimum Generation: 3,618.58MW (7th October). Maximum stranded generation was recorded on 6th October where stranded power totaled 4,401.5MW (Gas: 1,717.5 and DisCos Low load demand: 2,684MW),”.
“Average generation for October 2020 of 4,162MW represents the maximum monthly generation in the year 2020. Of the total constraint recorded, gas constraint accounted for 47.5%, while load rejection by DisCos accounted for 52.5%.
“Total Capacity Loss from January to October 2020: N243.82 Billion”.
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