Power generation drops to 916MW

Power generation drops to 916MW

At around 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th, power generation had dropped to 916MW, with only two of the approximately 24 power plants operational.

According to The Nation, the decrease in generation followed the 3,787.60MW produced by 17 power plants at 1pm on the same day.

The two power plants in operation were Egbin (Steam) which generated 680MW with four units and Geregu (Gas) which produced 236MW with two units. This was confirmed in an Independent System Operator (SO) titled: “List of GenCos and their MW Load @ 14:00hrs on 15/01/2023.”

Reacting to the development, the Managing Director of Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) Dr. Joy Ogaji blamed the dip on grid disturbance.

She said “there was grid disturbance.” When asked why there was grid disturbance, Ogaji said “due to inadequate payment.”

Ogaji further revealed that the debt that the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) is owing the GenCos is over N1 trillion.

According to her, the outstanding debt falls into different categories and are also payment on capacities made available and tested by NBET’s annually.

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