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Power generation in Nigeria has recorded a positive report following over two weeks of abysmal and infuriating electricity supply.
Electricity generation in Nigeria on Wednesday, April 12 rose to 3,688 MW, showing an increase of 64MW, when compared with generation recorded on Tuesday April 11.
The daily operational report of TCN which is presented in a graph by the company shows this. However, an estimated N1,485,000,000 was lost due to gas constraints. When compared with when power generation was at 3,624MW, and they lost an estimated N1,428,000,000 due to gas constraints, it shows that there is still some major work to be done.
The report also showed that eight Generation Companies (GENCOs), produced zero megawatts of electricity for three consecutive days, including: Alaoji NIPP, Olorunsogo NIPP, Afam IV-V, A.E.S, ASCO, Trans -Amadi, River IPP and Gbarain NIPP.
However, Patrick Tolani, the chief executive officer of Community Energy Social Enterprise Limited, said the nation’s transmission infrastructure was obsolete and inadequate.
He said: “Our transmission infrastructure is not just obsolete, it is equally inadequate.The distribution infrastructure is substantially below expectation.
“For instance, it is still difficult to understand why Distribution Companies (DISCOs), cannot supply prepaid meters to customers who need them. This is crucial to engendering fair billing system.
“The regime of estimated billing does not work in the interest of the customers neither does it assist the DISCOs in any way.”