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Nigeria has 4,159MW of unused electricity, say GenCos

June 8, 2020

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Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) on Sunday said although they have increased their generation capacity to 8,145 megawatts (MW), they only produce 3,987MW for Nigeria.

Owing to constraints in the national grid capacity, 4,159MW has been left stranded, the said.

With one voice, the GenCos, under the aegis of Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), suggested that for improved performance of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) to happen, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) must be unbundled.

Their explanation on the state of the Power sector came on the heels of the Senate’s call for a reversal of the privatisation of the sector.

On capacity and stranded power, the GenCos, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said: “Part of the obligations imposed on the owners of the GenCos at the point of privatisation was meeting of a minimum performance target (MPT) of 5,000MW set by the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) – for the GenCos.

“Each GenCo was mandated to increase the generation capacity of its plant to a threshold set by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) within five years. The penalty for not meeting the MPT was a possible takeover of any defaulting GenCo by the FGN.


“Notwithstanding the non-payment of GenCos’ invoices for power supplied to the national grid, the GenCos took loans and other credit facilities to fund the capital expenditure required to meet the MPT by ramping up capacity.”

“It is very important to stress that the GenCos have doubled their available capacities from 4,214MW at takeover in 2013 to 8,145MW in 2020. Out of the 8,145MW available capacity, only 3,987MW is generated for Nigerians. The balance 4,159MW is stranded as a result of constraints in the national grid capacity.”

APGC explained that the maximum capacity attained by the national grid ever is 5,375MW as opposed to the current overall average available capacity of 8,589MW and installed capacity of 13,427MW with an expansion capacity of 20,000MW in an enabling environment.

The association submitted that “the average stranded capacity that could have been made available to Nigerians in the light of maximum attained grid capacity is an average of 3,214MW”.

It added: “This implies that if we had a grid capacity that matches our average available capacity, 3,214MW can be immediately made available to Nigerians with the current state of operations of the GenCos and at no additional cost.”

Suggesting solutions to the challenges in the electricity market, the GenCos sought the urgent review of the Electric Power Sector Reforms Act (EPSRA), the Multi-Year Tariff Order, Orders made by NERC so far, policies, Market Rule and other governance document in the NESI.

The association urged the Federal Government to conduct a viable and independent stress test on the Generation, Distribution and Transmission capacities to enable it plan proactively and build the sector.

It also sought the “immediate separation and unbundling of the Independent System Operator (ISO) and Transmission Service Provider (TSP) from the existing Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to drive efficiency in the wheeling and allocation of power”.



Comments

Post by Auwaluanta39 on 31 July 2020, 00:42 am

Ok


Post by Blaq Josh on 25 July 2020, 21:03 pm

Good


Post by Maikazura on 25 July 2020, 17:42 pm

Nice update


Post by Maikazura on 24 July 2020, 22:42 pm

Nice update


Post by Tabitha080 on 23 July 2020, 21:00 pm

Nice one


Post by kingdomlexis on 21 July 2020, 21:18 pm

There are some greedy people truncating the distribution


Post by Muhd inuwa on 19 July 2020, 12:42 pm

Nice one


Post by Mose35 on 18 July 2020, 20:41 pm

They should give us light o


Post by Ilemene on 18 July 2020, 10:54 am

Thanks for the information contained in this writing


Post by Delabel on 08 July 2020, 09:17 am

Really and some communities are suffering because of lack of electricity


Post by Abdul1033 on 06 July 2020, 17:09 pm

Thanks for this update


Post by Oyeyemiezekiel1313 on 04 July 2020, 19:33 pm

They should give us light o


Post by Jacobian on 18 June 2020, 11:12 am

Ok


Post by Lawman20 on 17 June 2020, 08:46 am

It's all well


Post by Mcdammie2 on 15 June 2020, 11:40 am

Timely news update


Post by Myxtro84 on 15 June 2020, 11:06 am

They should give us light o


Post by Benny222 on 14 June 2020, 22:50 pm

Nice one


Post by Nate2002 on 13 June 2020, 11:46 am

Impressive one there


Post by Blaq Josh on 13 June 2020, 09:16 am

Why are still not getting stable electricity


Post by Esperanza on 13 June 2020, 04:25 am

Let me not say anything


Post by Dunn on 11 June 2020, 15:38 pm

So what are they waiting for


Post by Kinx080 on 11 June 2020, 14:08 pm

K


Post by Tora on 10 June 2020, 05:17 am

Seriously unbelievable


Post by Judith09 on 10 June 2020, 03:04 am

Seriously


Post by Deborah7 on 09 June 2020, 14:12 pm

Thanks for this information


Post by Tbostic16 on 09 June 2020, 13:03 pm

Ok


Post by Atikuumar on 09 June 2020, 12:02 pm

Imagination


Post by Surdman11 on 09 June 2020, 12:02 pm

Ok


Post by Kemerald on 09 June 2020, 11:44 am

And the say the are educated


Post by Vicjane on 09 June 2020, 11:43 am

Nigeria!


Post by tomiwa on 09 June 2020, 10:29 am

And we are suffering


Post by Mrfemac on 09 June 2020, 10:15 am

Yet no steady electricity


Post by Cynthia 101 on 09 June 2020, 10:14 am

And yet no steady light


Post by Cynthiamorgan123 on 09 June 2020, 09:48 am

Nice


Post by Callie23 on 09 June 2020, 09:48 am

It should be distributed then


Post by Bartholomew on 09 June 2020, 09:47 am

Nice


Post by kayjee3 on 09 June 2020, 09:46 am

Nice


Post by Noni_Affairs on 09 June 2020, 09:45 am

they should pls give us adequate electricity


Post by T4wealth on 09 June 2020, 09:45 am

They are reserving it for the future. And yet still we don't have constant power supply


Post by Atokeolami on 09 June 2020, 09:27 am

And yet we are suffering from electricity


Post by Seraph2438 on 09 June 2020, 09:26 am

This people sef


Post by Babyporch on 09 June 2020, 09:23 am

Una weldone o


Post by Fk on 09 June 2020, 09:22 am

Morning giftalians


Post by Miracle on 09 June 2020, 09:21 am

Electricity in Nigeria just keeps getting worse


Post by Nikky-G on 09 June 2020, 09:21 am

Okay


Post by Okocha on 09 June 2020, 09:17 am

Even still at that light is not constant and full


Post by Jennychizzy on 09 June 2020, 09:16 am

Alright


Post by Kayjee2 on 09 June 2020, 09:09 am

constraints


Post by lordsammy123 on 09 June 2020, 09:08 am

and we don't have stable electricity tragic


Post by Pheezco001 on 09 June 2020, 09:06 am

Hmmm...they should pls give us adequate electricity


Post by LKO on 09 June 2020, 09:01 am

yet here we are


Post by OGOSTIC on 09 June 2020, 09:00 am

Cool


Post by Gifty_luv on 09 June 2020, 08:46 am

Really... this is interesting but I haven't seen light for a month now


Post by My Bee on 09 June 2020, 08:44 am

We night the electricity o


Post by Gero on 09 June 2020, 08:38 am

Okay


Post by Goodness12 on 09 June 2020, 08:36 am

The association urged the Federal Government to conduct a viable and independent stress test on the Generation, Distribution and Transmission capacities to enable it plan proactively and build the sector. Any government that get solution to power program in Nigeria will be highly commend even in the world.


Post by Mary on 09 June 2020, 08:34 am

This our country self


Post by Oluwo1 on 09 June 2020, 08:34 am

Nice


Post by meccyme on 09 June 2020, 08:23 am

see thus country,


Post by Mr_Tenacity on 09 June 2020, 08:21 am

Yh


Post by Avigson on 09 June 2020, 08:17 am

That's great development then what are they using it for


Post by Luchi Ben on 09 June 2020, 08:11 am

We never see light


Post by Sherifffamosa on 09 June 2020, 08:04 am

Yet, they charge us outrageously


Post by Hoshilo on 09 June 2020, 08:02 am

It's cool


Post by Earlierman on 09 June 2020, 07:59 am

Nigeria oh, Nigeria


Post by Iloka on 09 June 2020, 07:54 am

But you re not giving us light


Post by Chikezuba on 09 June 2020, 07:53 am

So who are we to blame for the poor power supply


Post by Andrew-111 on 09 June 2020, 07:52 am

Okay


Post by AKANJI on 09 June 2020, 07:38 am

Ok


Post by DISAB on 09 June 2020, 07:31 am

Good news


Post by Iscy on 09 June 2020, 07:29 am

Pls utilise this power abeg


Post by Dappa on 09 June 2020, 07:25 am

Ok


Post by Bosslady on 09 June 2020, 07:25 am

Good


Post by Tiller on 09 June 2020, 07:22 am

Still we lack it in some areas


Post by Jeffpallo on 09 June 2020, 07:14 am

Nice


Post by Omobola01 on 09 June 2020, 07:07 am

This is good news


Post by ADE081 on 09 June 2020, 07:01 am

we still lack power in some areas of the country..i think action shluld bd taken


Post by Sommycruz on 09 June 2020, 07:00 am

Wonderful


Post by youngfellow on 09 June 2020, 06:54 am

Nicer


Post by max509 on 09 June 2020, 06:52 am

Good


Post by Odudu1 on 09 June 2020, 06:38 am

Let them use it now


Post by Temmydave on 09 June 2020, 06:32 am

Good


Post by Excel on 09 June 2020, 06:21 am

And we still lack power in some areas of the country..i think action shluld bd taken


Post by Olusina11 on 09 June 2020, 06:18 am

Then give it so we can use now


Post by TONY.RAJ on 09 June 2020, 06:18 am

Hmm okay ooh


Post by Priestly on 09 June 2020, 06:17 am

Good


Post by Nonelikegod on 09 June 2020, 06:15 am

Wonderful


Post by Ummuhaneefah1 on 09 June 2020, 06:12 am

Wow


Post by Muhammad02 on 09 June 2020, 05:42 am

okay


Post by mbk on 09 June 2020, 05:40 am

Okay


Post by Utibe256 on 09 June 2020, 05:32 am

That's not fair


Post by Mustinaas on 09 June 2020, 05:31 am

They know what they re doing


Post by Adeyeye on 09 June 2020, 05:23 am

So why is not in use??


Post by Greatness on 09 June 2020, 05:20 am

Ok


Post by betty001 on 09 June 2020, 05:16 am

Good


Post by CorneliaEyo on 09 June 2020, 05:09 am

Nice update


Post by Emperor on 09 June 2020, 05:02 am

When are we using it then


Post by Shindaramhie on 09 June 2020, 05:00 am

Good


Post by Damilola_1 on 09 June 2020, 04:48 am

Okay


Post by Sodiano20 on 09 June 2020, 04:42 am

All is well


Post by Ekezie7 on 09 June 2020, 03:50 am

Thanks for the update


Post by Gift on 09 June 2020, 03:44 am

And there is no light


Post by Ceenti_J on 09 June 2020, 03:08 am

And we no dey get light


Post by KingsleyUdo on 09 June 2020, 03:05 am

Chai.. We have what it takes, but we are not using it


Post by King G on 09 June 2020, 03:02 am

Interesting


Post by Oribams on 09 June 2020, 03:02 am

So what's stopping them


Post by Ogbonna on 09 June 2020, 02:47 am

Good


Post by Humble Dan on 09 June 2020, 02:37 am

Good


Post by Ire Alabi on 09 June 2020, 02:19 am

Good


Post by God on 09 June 2020, 02:10 am

May God help us


Post by holar on 09 June 2020, 01:58 am

Unused electricity.. Meaning they use to buy electricity and keep??


Post by omakay2 on 09 June 2020, 01:56 am

Ok


Post by GraceLuka on 09 June 2020, 01:56 am

Nigeria


Post by Esimmy on 09 June 2020, 01:48 am

Imagine. What for?


Post by maxilo2002 on 09 June 2020, 01:47 am

Good to hear


Post by Adamummy on 09 June 2020, 01:43 am

Unused electricity.. Meaning they use to buy electricity and keep???


Post by [email protected] on 09 June 2020, 01:38 am

They know what they re doing


Post by Santiagojr on 09 June 2020, 01:27 am

Okay


Post by John.j121 on 09 June 2020, 01:22 am

Good help us o


Post by Yvonne01 on 09 June 2020, 01:13 am

May God help us


Post by Marvelous Amara on 09 June 2020, 00:26 am

Light in Nigeria is never stable,everyone knows that


Post by Ifeomacna on 08 June 2020, 23:59 pm

Nigeria needs an uninterrupted power supply. May God helps us.


Post by Amazingpresh on 08 June 2020, 23:55 pm

Don't politicize everything


Post by Andrew-111 on 08 June 2020, 23:48 pm

Okay


Post by Adeboye on 08 June 2020, 23:39 pm

Were u con put am


Post by Uche Emmanuel on 08 June 2020, 23:29 pm

Okay


Post by @Elcarim on 08 June 2020, 23:16 pm

Wicked ppl


Post by Samuel Ayomide on 08 June 2020, 23:12 pm

Let the government see to this . and let them distribut all these powers. So that people can use it


Post by Ghebhasz on 08 June 2020, 23:10 pm

Yet we get nonsense


Post by Discovry on 08 June 2020, 22:59 pm

Wisdom is needed here


Post by RWHnetwork on 08 June 2020, 22:58 pm

We really need wisdom to tackle this behemoth of electricity shortage that has bedeviled us over the years. Maybe we need to invite foreigners from developed countries to come and run the sector for us.


Post by James on 08 June 2020, 22:51 pm

Nice


Post by Odeniyi59 on 08 June 2020, 22:44 pm

Thanks for the update


Post by Jujah on 08 June 2020, 22:40 pm

And yet no light


Post by Paschal2020 on 08 June 2020, 22:37 pm

Okay


Post by Deenyunus on 08 June 2020, 22:28 pm

And we no get light


Post by Miracle97 on 08 June 2020, 22:15 pm

Ok


Post by Johnshorex on 08 June 2020, 22:06 pm

What


Post by Solofish on 08 June 2020, 22:02 pm

Wow


Post by Oge bliss on 08 June 2020, 21:59 pm

What are they saving it for?


Post by meshach222 on 08 June 2020, 21:56 pm

F


Post by Olamide on 08 June 2020, 21:51 pm

Gud


Post by Anasumar on 08 June 2020, 21:49 pm

I hope it's true


Post by Pappiechula on 08 June 2020, 21:46 pm

I still don't understand why we aren't been given constant electricity


Post by Halifax on 08 June 2020, 21:36 pm

Nice development


Post by Babyporch on 08 June 2020, 21:34 pm

For real??


Post by swokoma on 08 June 2020, 21:25 pm

Are they for real?


Post by OmoAkin97 on 08 June 2020, 21:19 pm

Inconsistent light


Post by Jamesfk6 on 08 June 2020, 21:14 pm

Confused people


Post by Gifty_luv on 08 June 2020, 21:14 pm

haaaaa can't even remember when last they brought light


Post by DELOMS on 08 June 2020, 21:10 pm

Nepa no day give me light


Post by Rashidat128 on 08 June 2020, 21:03 pm

The federal government should look into this issue of electricity soon oo the stranded one should be accounted for


Post by LexyBlaze on 08 June 2020, 20:48 pm

Lolzzzz and we dey suffer for light


Post by Omavera on 08 June 2020, 20:35 pm

Okau


Post by oroseyole on 08 June 2020, 20:32 pm

Can you imagine and we are suffering from it


Post by mikes on 08 June 2020, 20:21 pm

Na him we dey suffer for lite shoo


Post by prinz-whee on 08 June 2020, 20:14 pm

Is dat so


Post by Abgarbah on 08 June 2020, 19:54 pm

Ok


Post by Splendy on 08 June 2020, 19:49 pm

This not fair


Post by Merci on 08 June 2020, 19:36 pm

Thanks for the information


Post by Chisom782 on 08 June 2020, 19:26 pm

How come there is no electricity supply?


Post by Mercytee07 on 08 June 2020, 19:12 pm

Hmmmmm


Post by chi on 08 June 2020, 19:03 pm

For real?


Post by Iconic Oswald on 08 June 2020, 18:47 pm

For where?


Post by Mide_malcolm on 08 June 2020, 18:46 pm

Speechless


Post by Holahmihdeh01 on 08 June 2020, 18:46 pm

Good update


Post by Chivera signature on 08 June 2020, 18:32 pm

Okay


Post by Amydazzling on 08 June 2020, 18:28 pm

Ok


Post by Holayemi on 08 June 2020, 18:16 pm

Okay


Post by Surdman11 on 08 June 2020, 18:15 pm

Ok


Post by Progzy on 08 June 2020, 18:04 pm

Pure wickedness


Post by timchado on 08 June 2020, 17:39 pm

Yeah


Post by nemesis on 08 June 2020, 18:21 pm

Ok


Post by Cheesom99 on 08 June 2020, 18:20 pm

Imagine...


Post by ben001 on 08 June 2020, 18:13 pm

hmmmm


Post by Mr. Mac on 08 June 2020, 17:48 pm

Wastage


Post by Ash4747 on 08 June 2020, 17:44 pm

Thanks oh


Post by Santoskulex on 08 June 2020, 17:43 pm

Wow


Post by Perky on 08 June 2020, 17:39 pm

It is well


Post by DiNma on 08 June 2020, 17:38 pm

Hmmm


Post by Manasmart247 on 08 June 2020, 17:31 pm

Thanks Giftalworld for always keeping us updated with important information information


Post by Bleeblee on 08 June 2020, 17:31 pm

Na wa oo


Post by Airmi on 08 June 2020, 17:25 pm

Electricity should be made in all Nigeria


Post by Waripamowei001 on 08 June 2020, 17:19 pm

Good


Post by Thomasking on 08 June 2020, 17:05 pm

Electricity for 7 the Lights of which you use thank God


Post by Victorpee12 on 08 June 2020, 17:05 pm

Ok


Post by Destiny101010 on 08 June 2020, 16:55 pm

Electricity should be made in all Nigeria


Post by Ogbonna on 08 June 2020, 16:50 pm

Okey


Post by Manyo1992 on 08 June 2020, 16:45 pm

You can Imagine


Post by Gojason on 08 June 2020, 16:45 pm

Why not make electricity available for all Nigerians then?


Post by Luiz James on 08 June 2020, 15:57 pm

All the best


Post by genee on 08 June 2020, 15:54 pm

Okay


Post by DISAB on 08 June 2020, 15:48 pm

Ok


Post by Olakitan22 on 08 June 2020, 15:48 pm

Imagine


Post by Emmygiftal on 08 June 2020, 15:09 pm

How possible?


Post by Akins293 on 08 June 2020, 15:08 pm

Can u imagine


Post by George Washington on 08 June 2020, 15:07 pm

This is wickedness because we don't always have light


Post by Temmydave on 08 June 2020, 14:55 pm

Good


Post by Sammy42 on 08 June 2020, 14:42 pm

Their explanation on the state of the Power sector came on the heels of the Senate’s call for a reversal of the privatisation of the sector.


Post by Chydivine.e on 08 June 2020, 14:19 pm

Ok


Post by ujutojue on 08 June 2020, 14:18 pm

Ok


Post by Shima 1 on 08 June 2020, 13:56 pm

This Office never instructed the Clerk of the Senate, or in fact any person, to write to or contact the EFCC in relation to any person. “In the light of the foregoing, we wish to urge the public to disregard the fake letter, same being the handiwork of a person or persons with criminal intents.”


Post by Kceeonyekachi on 08 June 2020, 13:53 pm

The association urged the Federal Government to conduct a viable and independent stress test on the Generation, Distribution and Transmission capacities to enable it plan proactively and build the sector. It also sought the “immediate separation and unbundling of the Independent System Operator (ISO) and Transmission Service Provider (TSP) from the existing Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to drive efficiency in the wheeling and allocation of power”.


Post by Abusi on 08 June 2020, 13:51 pm

Ok


Post by youngwarrior on 08 June 2020, 13:39 pm

They should begin to tel us the truth about our electric


Post by Dano22 on 08 June 2020, 13:19 pm

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) on Sunday said although they have increased their generation capacity to 8,145 megawatts (MW), they only produce 3,987MW for Nigeria.


Post by Nikky-G on 08 June 2020, 13:12 pm

Its nice


Post by OGOSTIC on 08 June 2020, 13:05 pm

Good


Post by Gentlemanmanny on 08 June 2020, 12:54 pm

Where is it storing?


Post by Hoshilo on 08 June 2020, 12:52 pm

It's nice


Post by Abigailujunwa on 08 June 2020, 12:49 pm

If that's the case that means Nigeria is rich


Post by Godspower on 08 June 2020, 12:48 pm

???????? still no steady light


Post by Ajibike000 on 08 June 2020, 12:37 pm

Cool


Post by AKANJI on 08 June 2020, 12:36 pm

Hmmm


Post by Kingmicky7 on 08 June 2020, 12:36 pm

That's massive!!!


Post by nigel on 08 June 2020, 12:36 pm

Can you imagine!


Post by Dayveed0079 on 08 June 2020, 12:35 pm

But we still don’t have a stable power supply this is so wrong


Post by Praise on 08 June 2020, 12:33 pm

Yet they won’t give us steady light


Post by Freya2020 on 08 June 2020, 12:29 pm

It is well


Post by Sweet peace on 08 June 2020, 12:27 pm

So y don't we have light


Post by Adaptable Fash on 08 June 2020, 12:26 pm

Why rationing light for the citizens then.


Post by Maxwell93 on 08 June 2020, 12:26 pm

Good


Post by BOYCLYNT on 08 June 2020, 12:20 pm

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Post by Paul10540 on 08 June 2020, 12:20 pm

This country is a big scam


Post by KingDave on 08 June 2020, 12:17 pm

Can you imagine ????


Post by Ashetaye on 08 June 2020, 12:17 pm

Interesting


Post by Fk on 08 June 2020, 12:17 pm

the seperation is best


Post by MEDICI on 08 June 2020, 12:17 pm

Nigeria my country, that doesn’t even know that we are very lucky yet misusing ourselves, may God help us all


Post by Giftjames1 on 08 June 2020, 12:16 pm

I don week for this country.


Post by Tsmartamt on 08 June 2020, 12:14 pm

Which kind country be this?


Post by Glimmer on 08 June 2020, 12:14 pm

And I barely see light in my area


Post by Chibest on 08 June 2020, 12:13 pm

Ok


Post by Jasparo on 08 June 2020, 12:13 pm

Just look at


Post by Salay on 08 June 2020, 12:11 pm

Do the needful


Post by Adeyemi00009 on 08 June 2020, 12:11 pm

Imagine!!


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