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1,600mw electricity stranded in Oct

About 1,600 megawatts (mw) of electricity was stranded in October due to poor transmission  and distribution capacities the Daily Trust investigation revealed.  Statistics obtained from…

About 1,600 megawatts (mw) of electricity was stranded in October due to poor transmission  and distribution capacities the Daily Trust investigation revealed.
 Statistics obtained from the Presidential Task force on Power (PTFP) indicates that the national grid rose to 4,511megawatts (mw) last Friday, November 6, with total generation capacity at 6,084mw but only 3,996mw was sent out across the 11 Distribution companies (Discos) last Wednesday.
  The peak generation reached 4,810mw in August with significant rise in daily electricity hours to over 18 hours in major cities across Nigeria. This was short-lived as officials said the Distribution networks could not take the generation capacity and were asked to ramp down generation to about 4,200mw peak generation.
 Weekly energy reports of October and November published by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) showed that power supply improved the most in August and September as an average of 93,462mwh and 94,110mwh were sent out daily.
 The worst power supply month was in May when the average dropped to 60,422mwh from 71,803mwh in April. The month of October, 2015 had an average of 90,015mwh supply daily, this is 6,786mwh higher than the output in October 2014.
 While the grid is rising, the key power generation and distribution constraints of gas supply, transmission imbalance among others are yet to be eliminated. The reports indicate that over an average of 1,590mw of energy was constrained between the first week of October and that of November, 2015.
 The month of September ended with an average of 2,194mw. However, this rose to 2,286mw in the first week of October resulting from much issues with Frequency Imbalance and Line (Transmission) limitation.
 

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