Gas Deficiency Makes Independent Power Plants Inactive

Due to the recent privatisation of the power sector, opportunities  has extended in the whole value chain of the Nigerian electricity supply industry, the festering challenges of fragile transmission network and gas supply are pulling the plug on several Independent Power Projects.
With the national generation capacity of 8,644 megawatts, the actual current generation is less than 3,849MW. The country was able to achieve an all-time peak generation of 4,517.6MW in December 2012.

Oil Exploration to Commence in Lagos by 2015

The Chairman, Committee on Energy, Mineral Resources and Waterfront Infrastructure, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, revealed that the Lagos State is likely to commence oil and gas exploration by next year, following the large deposit of oil found in some parts of the state which are Epe, Ibeju-Lekki and the Badagry axis. He revealed this in Lagos, explained that the state House of Assembly has enacted an enabling law to that effect.

FG; N200bn Set Aside for Power Sector Liabilities

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power, Mr. Reynolds Dagogo-Jack, disclosed that the Federal Government has set aside N200bn for the payment of outstanding market liabilities and financial obligations in the power sector.

Mr. Dagogo-Jack made the statement in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, July 5, while on an inspection tour of power projects in the state as well as Cross River State. He said the fund was an intervention fund set aside by the Federal Government to settle market liabilities.

FG Opens TCN to Private Investors

The Federal Government announced that it had opened up the transmission arm of the power sector to private investors. The Transmission Company of Nigeria runs the power transmission arm which is being managed by Manitoba Hydro International, a Canadian firm with expertise in the management of power properties.

First 13mw Implanted Power Generation Plant Set for Commissioning

 According to sources close to the project, the first embedded power plant in the country which is built to generate 13.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity will be commissioned within the next two weeks. This is in accordance on the heels of the recent efforts put in place by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to ensure that the gaps in power supply in the country are bridged through embedded power generation.

Grid Instability Affects Power Supply in Egbin, Kainji and Other Power Plants

The Transmission Company of Nigeria disclosed that as a result of grid instability, the power generation in the country has dropped from 3,337 MegaWatts to 2,932MW in a space of five days.

The power plants affected by the instability included the Egbin gas power station, Kainji hydro power plant and Afam IV-V gas power plants.

The report stated that Egbin, Kainji and Afam IV-V are currently generating 402MW, 55MW and 0MW, respectively compared to 497MW, 92MW and 59MW, the plants were generating respectively five days ago.

NGN; Long Hours of Blackout as Power Generation Drops by 1,100MW

In Lagos State and other parts of the country, households and businesses are experiencing long hours of blackout as power supply has gone very bad recently.

The special adviser to the Minister of Power on Power System, Mr. Jonathan Ogbonna, confirmed the drop in electricity supply is attributed to the shutdown of the Utorogu and Ughelli East gas plants.

According to him, the shutdown of the gas plants has caused the drop in power supply from over 4,000megawatts to as low as 2,900MW.

Power Generation Drops by 1000MW as Gas Plants Shutdown

The shutdown of Utorogu and Ughelli East gas plants by the Federal Government will bring about a drastic drop in power supply in some part of the country including Lagos in the next three weeks.

A number of power generating stations including Egbin and Omotosho receives gas from these two shutdown gas plants and this is expected to lead to a drop in power generation by about 1000 megawatts from about 3,674 megawatt at which it was.

According to the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the shutdown of the two gas plants was to ensure their proper maintenance.

Power Generation Drops by 10.49%

The daily operational report of the Transmission Company of Nigeria revealed that On Saturday, May 24, 2014, power generation dropped by 10.49% from 4,105MW recorded last month to 3,647MW.

The Egbin gas plant station was said to generate most of the MegaWatts at 550.17MW, followed by Okpai, Afam VI and Delta, with 456.83mw, 387.95MW and 365.63MW respectively.

The Alaoji NIPP, Omoku and Trans Amadi power plants were said to be generating nil megawatt.