Power Generation at 4,327MW Despite New Gas Pipeline Incident


Power generation in Nigeria increased by 1,100 megawatts in four days despite last Thursday’s fire incident that affected the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline supplying gas to some power plants, The Punch reports.

While the nation’s current transmission capacity was put at 7,000MW, network operational capacity stood at 5,500MW. Total electricity generation stood at 4,327MW as of 6 am last Thursday, January 11, compared to 3,227.9MW last Sunday, when 12 power plants were idle. The rise in generation followed the resumption on Monday of gas supply to six power plants.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Friday that routine gas supply for power generation was not affected by a fresh fire incident which engulfed a segment of the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System because an alternative pipeline was re-streamed immediately to prevent the disruption of gas supply to power plants in parts of the country.

– Energy Mix Report

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