Power Sector Loses An Incomprehensible N19.15bn In Just 10 Days Due To Insufficient Gas And Transmission Infrastructure Issues
The Advisory Power Team in the Office of the Vice President has released some very concerning figures regarding the state of power in the country.
In its latest tabulation of figures, it claims that the Federal Republic lost an amazing N19.15bn in just ten days due to a combination of insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
The loss was recorded from February the 4th through the 14th.
For instance, the average energy sent out on Friday, February 14, was four thousand, one hundred and eight megawatts by the hour, up by one hundred and eleven-point-five-one megawatts from the previous day
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The APT said three thousand, three hundred and fourteen megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of gas; while one hundred and eighty-eight-point-six megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure.
Meanwhile, five hundred and seventy-nine-point-two megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure.
Considering how much gas Nigeria has, and how much is burned by flaring these figures are not just worrisome but downright annoying and an unnecessary extra burden that will be passed on to the common man in terms of bearing the burden of cost.