Data obtained from National Electric System Operation (SO) showed three power plants, Omotosho II, Geregu II and Alaoji II, have been shut as a result of inadequate gas supply for electricity generation, Vanguard reports.

Consequently, power generation has dropped from 4,000 megawatts (MW) recorded last week to 3,304 MW as at August 3, 2017. The report stated: “On August 3, 2017, average power sent out was 3,304 MWh/hour (down by 82 MWh/h).”

The reported gas constraint was put at 505MW. The reported line constraint was 0MW. The reported frequency management constraint due to loss of DisCo feeders was 1651MW, while the water management constraint was 0MW.

The power sector was reported to have lost an estimated N1,035,000,000 on August 3 2017, mainly due to gas constraints. Increasing high frequency constraints also led to reduced generation.