Electricity Update: Power generation in Nigeria registers marginal growth to 84.5kMWh

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Nigeria generated a total of 84,847.4 MWh of power on Sunday, May 15, 2022, registering a marginal gain of 4.2% from the 81,452.41 MWh generated the previous day.

This is according to information from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Electricity supply also rose by 4.2% to 83,742.69 MWh on Sunday against 80,362.71 MWh supplied on Saturday. The amount of electricity supplied on Sunday represents 98.7% of the total electricity produced.

Meanwhile, power generation peaked at 3,694.2 MW, 4.6% lower than Saturday’s peak generation, while off-peak generation was 3,346.5 MW. Despite the marginal increase, Nigeria’s power generation is still well below the 105kMWh minimum required to register some level of stability in electricity supply in the country.

Meanwhile, Nigerians continue to struggle with epileptic power supplies, with multiple grid disruptions recorded so far in 2022, causing widespread blackouts across the country.

Highlight (May 15, 2022)

  • Peak generation – 3,694.2 MW (-4.6%)
  • Off-peak generation – 3,346.5 MW (+29.2%)
  • Energy produced – 84,847.4 MWh (+4.2%)
  • Energy emitted – 83,742.6 MWh (+4.2%)

It should be noted that the highest frequency for the day was 51.01 Hz, while the lowest frequency was 49.05 Hz.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the completion of works on Akure 330KV transmission substation in Ondo State which is expected to supply up to 96MW of electricity.

why it matters

Electricity is a basic need for many Nigerians and their businesses, especially given the skyrocketing price of diesel and the recent fuel shortage across the country. The cost of electricity in the country has increased and is further aggravated by the constant interruptions in the electricity supply.


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