Eight of the power plants on the national grid suffered gas constraints on Wednesday amid concerns by gas producers over unpaid invoices in the Nigerian electricity supply industry.
A total of 1,029.80 megawatts of generation capacity was idle as of 6am on Wednesday as a result of gas constraints.
The nation’s total unutilised electricity generation capacity stood at 2,119.8MW as of 6am on Monday, with low load demand by the distribution companies and water management stalling the generation of 1,090MW.
The power plants affected by gas constraints included Omotosho I, Olorunsogo I, Omoku, Afam VI, and Geregu II (NIPP).
Others were Omotosho II (NIPP), Gbarain NIPP and Trans-Amadi, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator.
Total power generation in the country stood at 4,775.8MW as of 6 am on Wednesday, compared to 4,751.8MW on Tuesday.The Oil Producers Trade Section, comprising international and local operators in the Nigerian oil and gas industry, decried last Thursday the unpaid gas invoices in the power sector. (Punch)