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Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power

As at January 7, 2017 the power sector lost an estimated N1.578 billion due to gas and water constraints, daily operational report of the Nigerian Electricity System Operation stated.

The report which was seen by Vanguard further stated that power generation dropped by 83 mega watts, MW, yesterday, as average power sent out was 3,632MW as against 3,714MW sent out a day before.

The reported gas constraint was 3137MW, while the water management constraint was 150MW.

Of the three hydro-powered stations, Kainji received 287MW as against 319MW it was given previously. Jebba got 410MW as against 408MW while Shiroro was allocated 287MW as against 273MW it previously got.

For gas-powered stations, Egbin got 169MW as against 173MW it was previously allocated, while Sapele was allocated 59MW as against 58MW previously allocated to it. Geregu, Omotosho 1, Olorunsogo 1 and Geregu NIPP got 124 MW, 89MW, 73MW and 106MW, as against 107MW, 88MW, 83MW and 114MW respectively.

The gas-powered stations, Afam IV-VI, Ibom, Olorunsogo NIPP, AES, Asco, Trans-Amadi and Rivers IPP got zero allocation.

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