UPDATE - Electricity update: Power generation in Nigeria improves slightly to 76,444MWh

 Nigeria’s electricity generation rebounded slightly on Thursday, as the generating companies generated a

total of 76,444.98MWh of energy, representing an increase of 5.13% compared to 72,712.08MWh generated in the previous day.

Energy generation had fallen to an almost two-month low on Wednesday, 1st June 2022, to 72.71GWh. Consequently, energy supply improved by 5.08% to 75,342.22MWh on Thursday.

This is according to information from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Nigeria’s energy generation and supply has fallen further below the minimum 105,000MWh required to record some level of stability in power supply in the country. Nigerians continue to grapple with epileptic power supply as a result of disruptions at the national grip and the inability to operate at full capacity.

Highlight (2nd June 2022)

  • Peak generation – 3,302.2MW (+0.53%)
  • Off-peak generation – 2,996.6MW (+4.77%)
  • Energy generated – 76,444.98MWh (+5.13%)
  • Energy sent out – 75,342.22MWh (+5.08%)

The highest frequency for the day was 50.38Hz, while the lowest frequency was 49.12Hz.

Why this matters

Electricity is an essential need for many Nigerians and their businesses, especially given the surge in the cost of alternative energy amidst the global energy crisis. The cost of power in the country has gone up and is further exacerbated by constant disruption in electricity supply.


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