Gas shortage contributed 74% of Nigeria’s power sector limitations in Q1 2018

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has disclosed that a larger part of the constraints experienced in the country’s electricity sector in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, was contributed by shortage of gas to power generation companies (Gencos).

The NERC in its Q1 2018 quarterly report of activities in the sector, explained that 74 per cent of the operational constraints the market recorded within the period was from shortage of gas to the Gencos, while 18 per cent; three per cent; and five per cent of the constraints were linked to distribution; transmission and water management issues respectively.

According to the NERC, resolving these constraints have remained its priority, hence, its decision to begin implementing actionable items in its strategic plan for the sector. “As stated in the 2017-Q4 report, resolving these constraints remains as a top priority of the commission. On its part, the commission has started executing the actionable items identified in its 2017-2020 strategic plan towards addressing constraints in transmission and distribution networks.” it said.

Source: THIS DAY

 

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