The Nigeria System Operator (NSO) statistics updates revealed that Nigeria’s power generation dropped to 1,973 megawatts (mw) on Thursday, 19th of January, as opposed to the 3,100mw obtained at the weekend before. In the very few days, this year, there has been three system collapses with the most recent one occurring on Wednesday when generation fell to a staggering 49.2mw.
According to an industry source, the constraint of gas supply to the 23 thermal stations had worsened. Recall that low gas supply and vandalization has always been a huge constraint for the power generation companies.
“The huge debts owed for gas, and recent attacks of gas facilities are limiting supply to the power plants. For instance, an oil/gas pipeline facility blew up this week in Ughelli, Delta State and it connects critical Generation Companies (GenCos) like Ughelli, Sapele, Benin GenCos,” an industry official revealed.