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Nigeria’s power sector loses N10bn to gas shortage, transmission issues

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Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Nigeria’s power sector has lost about N9,793,000,000 due to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructures, according to statistics from the Power Advisory Team, Office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

 A report by the Daily Sun further gave a breakdown of the revenue and technical losses on a day-to day basis.

On August 26 2019, the power sector lost an estimated N2,164,000,000 due to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructures.

On the technical shortfall, while average energy sent out was 3,482 MWH/Hour (up by 223.59 MWH/Hour from the previous day) 220MW were not generated due to unavailability of gas and transmission infrastructure.

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However, another 2,924.50 MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.

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On August 27 2019, the power sector again lost an estimated N1,993,000,000 due to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

Average energy sent out for the day was 3,358 MWH/Hour (down by 124.42 MWH/Hour from the previous day) with 1,321 MW not generated due to unavailability of gas and 220 MW not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure.

2,610.10 MW not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW was recorded as losses due to water management

On August 28 2019, it was yet another day of an estimated N1,858,000,000 loss to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure and transmission infrastructure.

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Average energy sent out was 3,674 MWH/Hour (down by 316.42 MWH/Hour from the previous day) with 1,296 MW not generated due to unavailability of gas, 220 MW due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, 2,531.70 MW to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW recorded as losses due to water management

On August 29 2019, the power sector netted an estimated loss of N2,004,000,000 on August 29, 2019 due to constraints from insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.

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Average energy sent out for the day was 3,620 MWH/Hour (down by 54.21 MWH/Hour from the previous day), 1,212 MW to unavailability of gas, 46.3 MW to lack of transmission infrastructure.

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2,917.60 MW to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure and 0 MW recorded as losses due to water management.

For last Friday, August 30 2019, it was an estimated N1,794,000,000 loss due to constraints from the insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure and transmission infrastructure.

Average energy sent out for the day was 2,472 MWH/Hour (down by 1,148 MWH/Hour from the previous day) with 1,170 MW of electricity not generated due to unavailability of gas, 47.9 MW due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 2,519 MW was not generated due to high frequency.

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