In 2019, Gencos Generated 33,448,633MWh – NBS
A total of 33,448,633 megawatts-hour of energy was generated by power generation stations across the country in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.
This came as power distributors again said on Tuesday that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had not issued any official communication to Discos as regards the reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariffs.
Although sources at the NERC told our correspondent that an order on the tariff hike reversal could come on Tuesday night, nothing of such was posted on the commission’s website as of 8.30pm.
Some of the Discos also said they had yet to receive the order when contacted around 8.30pm on Tuesday.
The NBS stated in its latest power sector report on Energy generated, sent out, consumed and load allocation for 2019 that a total of 33,448,633MWh of energy was generated by power stations in 2019.
It said the privatised generation companies generated 19,692,683MWh, Independent Power Projects Gencos generated 7,798,253MWh, while the National Integrated Power Projects Gencos generated 5,957,697MWh.
“However, Egbin recorded the highest energy generation with 3,786,313MWh, accounting for 11.32 per cent, while Alaoji NIPP recorded the lowest with 209,453MWh, accounting for 0.63 per cent of total energy generated in 2019,” the bureau stated.
It added, “Total energy sent out by Gencos stood in 2019 at 32,799,114MWh. Privatised Gencos sent out 19,233,151MWh, IPP Gencos sent out 7,648,700MWh, while the NIPP Gencos sent out 5,917,262MWh.”
The bureau stated that energy consumed by the 11 distribution companies in 2019 stood at 28,026,503MWh.
Ikeja Disco recorded the highest energy consumption with 4,087,971MWh accounting for 14.95 per cent, while Yola Disco recorded the lowest with 1,122,534MWh accounting for four per cent of total energy consumed in 2019.
The bureau said cross border electricity transactions showed that Benin and Niger Republic were supplied a total of 1,278,344MWh and 1,048,807MWh of electricity respectively.