16 January, 2018

Nigeria ranks second worst electricity supply nation in 2017

Nigeria has been ranked as the second most exceedingly bad country in power supply as power drops to 3,851 megawatts, MW.

The Spectator Index of the world's most exceedingly bad power supply in 2017, expressed this in a report released by @spectatorindex twitter handle, yesterday. Of the 137 nations analyzed in the report, Yemen positioned as most exceedingly awful power supply countries in 2017, trailed by Nigeria, Haiti, Lebanon, and Malawi.


Ethiopia possessed the 37 position, while South Africa and Algeria involved the 41, 45 positions separately. In the interim, the Advisory Power Team report demonstrated that the national matrix limit remained at 4, 000 Megawatts, MW.

The report noticed that the normal power conveyed by the Electricity Generating Companies, GENCOs, on the fourteenth of January, remained at 3, 851.06mw, around 168.58mw, recorded the earlier day, including that the pinnacle age found the middle value of 4, 425mw, around 5.5 percent.

According to the report, “On January 14 2018, average power sent out was 3,851MWh/hour (down by 169MWh/h from the previous day). 1437.9MW was not generated due to unavailability of gas.

“0MW was not generated due to unavailability of line infrastructure, while 680.5MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure. 290MW was not generated due to unavailability of water.

“The power sector lost an estimated N1,121,000,000 on January 14, 2018, due to insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure, transmission infrastructure and water reserves.

” Consequently, a total of 63.1mw of energy was sent out from Omoku thermal power plant with a constraint of 16mw.

Alaoji National Independent Power Plant, NIPP, had a constraint of 240mw which affected the ability of the plant to generate commercial energy.

Energy sent out from Delta power plant on the same day was 340.76mw with a high-frequency constraint of 100 Hertz.

Jebba plant sent out 302.88mw of energy, while Shiroro had a water constraint of 290mw, along with high-frequency constraint of 95 Hz, limiting the sent out energy to 160.31mw, while Kainji dam sent out 359.49mw of power to the transmission company of Nigeria, TCN.

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