Electricity update: Power supply in Nigeria declines marginally to 76,375MWh
Posted by Onome Naomi
Electricity supply in Nigeria recorded a marginal drop on Wednesday to 76,375.48MWh, is 0.6% lower than the 76,851.08MWh sent in the previous day. This is according to information from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The decline in energy supply is on the back of a similar 0.6% decline in energy generation on Wednesday to 77,416.19MWh from 77,917.94MWh recorded on Tuesday, 7th June 2022.
Meanwhile, energy generation peaked at 3,433.5MW on Wednesday, while off-peak was 3,031.5MW. Notably, 98.63% of the generated energy in the day under review was sent out to Distributing Companies.
Nigeria’s energy generation and supply continue to remain below the minimum 105,000MWh required to record some level of stability in power supply in the country. Nigerians continue to grapple with epileptic power supply as a result of disruptions at the national grip and inability to operate at full capacity.
Highlight (8th June 2022)
Peak generation – 3,433.5MW (-2%)
Off-peak generation – 3,031.5MW (+4.4%)
Energy generated – 77,416.19MWh (-0.6%)
Energy sent out – 76,375.48MWh (-0.6%)
The highest frequency for the day was 50.46Hz, while the lowest frequency was 49Hz.
The Ministry of Power through a statement issued and signed by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Power on Media, Malam Sanusi on Saturday, attributed the recent electricity dip to the partial shutdown of the Obem gas plant.
Why this matters
Power is an essential need for many Nigerians and their businesses, especially given the surge in the cost of alternative energy amidst the global energy crisis. The cost of power in the country has gone up and is further exacerbated by constant disruption in electricity supply.
Businesses now have to spend a high cost on energy, while others who cannot afford other forms of electricity are forced to endure the epileptic power supply.