Nigeria: GenCos Reduce Generation to 2,669mw Over Low-Load Demand

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The Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) recorded a drop in its production on Independence Day as its generation was 2669 Megawatts (MW) on that day.

From the Daily Operational Report that the Independent System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) posted on Monday, the electricity market had on the previous day recorded 89,043.86 MWH (3,710mw).

But the peak generation for that day was 4,376.90mw, while the lowest generation was 3,225.40mw. The daily report indicated that the highest system frequency was 50.89Hz, while the lowest system frequency  was  50.17Hz.

According to the report, highest voltage recorded was 354Kv and the lowest voltage recorded was 300kv.

The Nation however gathered that the dip in generation occured on Saturday due to low load demand by the electricity  Distribution Companies (DisCos).

The daily report of Saturday indicated that as at 06:00hours, the Gencos produced 3,535.1mw, but  the DisCos demanded for  2,672.6mw.

The report added that as at “00:18hours, Delta GT20 was shut down due to low load demand by the DisCos, resulting to a Load loss of 70megawatts. Also as at 01:41:00hours, Sapele NIPP GtI was shut down due to low load demand by the DisCos, resulting in a Load loss equivalent of 68.5mw.”

According to the report, as at “02:25hours-20:26hours, Delta GT15 was shut down due to low load demand by DisCos, resulting in a load loss of 80Mw.

According to the report, Omotosho gas GT7 was sap with the GT8 as Omotosho GT8 was shut down and 25mw was transferred to GT7.

The same day, said the report, Olorunshogo gas increased generation by 40MW.

Authored By: John Ofikhenua

SOURCE: THE NATION

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