Nigeria has lost around 3000 MW of power generation due to six of the nation’s gas-fired plants unable to generate electricity because of gas supply constraints.
According to a This Day report, the power sector contends with the challenges of inadequate supply of gas and other operational challenges, the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) claim that they lose an average of N48 from every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity they distribute because of the non-review of electricity tariffs in the past 30 months.
The power plants, which do not have gas to operate were the Calabar National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) plant built in the Odukpani area of Cross River State by the Niger Delta Power Holding Limited (NDPHC); Olorunsogo NIPP plant; and theAlaoji NIPP plant. Three other plants – the AES power plant; the Rivers IPP and the ASCO plant were also shut in for unstated reasons.
Other plants in Nigeria are also operating at constrained capacity.