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Nigeria took 7th position in poor electricity supply in world nations 2017

Nigeria has been ranked as the second
worst nation in power supply as power
drops to 3,851 megawatts, MW.
The Spectator Index of the world’s worst
electricity supply in 2017, stated this in a
report released by @spectatorindex twitter
handle, yesterday.
Of the 137 countries examined in the
report, Yemen ranked as worst electricity
supply nations in 2017, followed by
Nigeria, Haiti, Lebanon, and Malawi.
Ethiopia occupied the 37 position, while
South Africa and Algeria occupied the 41,
45 positions respectively.
Meanwhile, the Advisory Power Team report
showed that the national grid capacity
stood at 4, 000 Megawatts, MW.
The report noted that the average power
sent out by the Electricity Generating
Companies, GENCOs, on the 14th of
January, stood at 3, 851.06mw, down by
168.58mw, recorded the previous day,
adding that the peak generation averaged
4, 425mw, down by 5.5 percent.
According to the report, “On January 14
2018, average power sent out was
3,851MWh/hour (down by 169MWh/h from
the previous day). 1437.9MW was not
generated due to unavailability of gas.
“0MW was not generated due to
unavailability of line infrastructure, while
680.5MW was not generated due to high
frequency resulting from the unavailability
of distribution infrastructure. 290MW was
not generated due to unavailability of
“The power sector lost an estimated
N1,121,000,000 on January 14, 2018, due
to insufficient gas supply, distribution
infrastructure, transmission infrastructure
and water reserves.”
Consequently, a total of 63.1mw of energy
was sent out from Omoku thermal power
plant with a constraint of 16mw.
Alaoji National Independent Power Plant,
NIPP, had a constraint of 240mw which
affected the ability of the plant to generate
commercial energy.
Energy sent out from Delta power plant on
the same day was 340.76mw with a high-
frequency constraint of 100 Hertz.
Jebba plant sent out 302.88mw of energy,
while Shiroro had a water constraint of
290mw, along with high-frequency
constraint of 95 Hz, limiting the sent out
energy to 160.31mw, while Kainji dam sent
out 359.49mw of power to the transmission
company of Nigeria, TCN.

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