Nigeria has seen a reduced power supply of over 1,852 megawatts of electricity as a result of gas supply shortage.This is really affecting the National Integrated Power Projects as well as the country’s legacy power generating assets.
Transmission Company of Nigeria has released a recent report on power system that shows that unutilized generation capacity of Omotosho NIPP GT13 and 4; Ihovbor GT4; Oorunsogo Gas GT1-4, 7 and 8; Omotosho Gas GT1, 5-8; AES barge 202, 204 and 207-211; Geregu NIPP GT21-23; and Geregu Gas GT11 and 12, were 240.8MW; 50.6MW; 93.7MW; 89.1MW; 181.8MW; 325MW; and 136MW, respectively.
Inside the report, aside from the gas-powered plants currently down, low water level also is affecting power generation following partial shutdown of Shiroro and Jebba hydro stations.
It said. “One of the three gas turbines at the SPDC Joint Venture’s Afam VI power plant was shut down on July 1, 2014 for scheduled maintenance by the equipment manufacturer. This is a mandatory maintenance activity.”