Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) say they released 3,522 megawatts of electricity into the national grid on April 7. GenCos made this known in their daily energy report released on Monday. They said the electricity released by the GenCos, comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, was down by 657.07 megawatts from the figure released on Saturday. They said that 202.70 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure while 1,771 megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of gas.
GenCos said 100 megawatts was dropped due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure while 2,369.30 megawatts was dropped due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure. The report said 150 megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures. The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N2.1 billion on Sunday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution, and transmission infrastructure. The report, however, showed that the peak generation attained on the day was 4,190 megawatts. (NAN)
NERC moves to foster ‘reasonable’ electricity billing with new permits – Nairametrics
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Friday, April 5th, 2019, announced that it had issued permits to Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) that were successful in the procurement exercises conducted by Abuja and Jos Discos.
The development is in line with regulation – The permit is in line with MAP Regulation 2018, which requires all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and eliminating the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
1. NERC ISSUES PERMIT TO METER ASSET PROVIDERS (MAP)
The Commission issued permits to Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) on 5th April 2019, in accordance with section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by Abuja and Jos Discos.
— NERC Nigeria (@NERCNG) April 6, 2019