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How power sector lost N1.43 bn on June 17 to gas, grid disruptions

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Fresh figures statistics released by the Presidential Advisory Power Team (PAPT) overseen by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday revealed that the nation’s power sector lost about N1.43 billion to constraints associated with grid and gas in one day (June 17, 2017) .

Details showed that the disruptions involved 1,724 mega watts (MW) for gas while line constraints involved a total of 1,252.1MW of which, 1,078.5MW had high frequency constraints.

The implications included shortage of electricity supplies to end users, frustration of businesses and decline of revenue generation to the sector.

The average power sent out was 2,786MWh/hour (down by 687/h) against 3,474MWh/hour sent out on June 16, 2017.

According to the report, the peak was 3,948 MW lower than 3,960MW generated on June 16. This was attributed to the loss of Distribution Companies (DisCOs) feeders arising from heavy rainfall leading to frequency management reduction in generation output across the grid.