Electricity Update: Power generation in Nigeria peaks at 3,504 MW


Nigeria’s power generation improved by 2.1% on Tuesday to 77,917.94 MWh, which was a further increase from the 76,297.58 MWh recorded on Monday. This is according to information from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Similarly, energy supply increased by 2.2% on Tuesday, rising from 75,197.46MWh issued by production companies on Monday to 76,851.08MWh.

Power generation peaked at 3,504.9 MW on Tuesday, while off-peak was 2,903.4 MW. In particular, 98.63% of the energy generated during the day under review was sent to the Distribution Companies.

Electricity generation and supply were down 15.7% last week on Saturday, falling to their lowest levels since April 9, 2022. Power generation averaged 76,983.67 MWh between April 29, 2022. May and June 4, 2022, lower than the average of 86,336.55 MWh recorded in the previous week.

Nigeria’s energy generation and supply remains below the 105,000 MWh minimum required to register some level of stability in electricity supply in the country. Nigerians continue to struggle with epileptic power supply due to disruptions in the national grip and inability to operate at full capacity.

Highlight (June 7, 2022)

  • Peak generation – 3,504.9 MW (+2.8%)
  • Off-peak generation – 2,903.4 MW (-3.9%)
  • Energy produced – 77,917.94 MWh (+2.1%)
  • Energy emitted – 76,851.08 MWh (+2.2%)

The highest frequency for the day was 50.49 Hz, while the lowest frequency was 49 Hz.

The Ministry of Energy, through a statement issued and signed by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Energy on Media, Malam Sanusi on Saturday, attributed the recent drop in electricity to the partial shutdown of the plant gas station from Obem.

why it matters

Electricity is a basic need for many Nigerians and their businesses, especially given the skyrocketing cost of alternative energy amid the global energy crisis. The cost of electricity in the country has increased and is further aggravated by the constant interruptions 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 epileptic power supply.

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