The Independent System Operation (ISO), a business unit of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said that energy sent out in June this year was the lowest during the period, which averaged at 1980.81 Mega Watts, (MW).
April saw the highest energy sent out during the period according to TCN’s second quarter generation analysis report, averaging 2842.81MW, followed by 2373.36MW in May.
Other report shows that the group of hydropower plants steadily improved their contributions to the grid from April with 21.78 per cent to 23.10 per cent in May and further increased to 32.46 percent in June.
In the thermal group (Legacy stations), the group experienced a marginal increase from 30.71 percent in April to 31.66 percent in May and recorded a sharp drop to 28.77 percent in June. However, a source at the ministry refuted the report, saying the company’s average daily transmission for the month of June stood at 2,152MW.
In April, the report stated that Egbin Power station made the highest contribution to the national grid with 15.81 percent, Afam VI (Shell) Power station came second with 13.81 percent and Geregu Power station, the least at 0.46 percent.
However, Afam I-V, Gbarain, AES, Rivers IPP and Omoku Power stations operated at zero capacity. The report further revealed that Paras Energy, a new Independent Power Plant, IPP, located along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, came on stream with a contribution of 0.94 percent. The company has a joint Power Purchase Agreement, PPA, with Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, for the supply of all its generated energy.
Jebba Hydro PS, for the very first time, contributed the highest energy into the grid by 15.57 percent. Egbin P/S came second with 14.58 percent, while Kanji Hydro Power Station came third with 14.58 percent.