Electricity update: Nigeria’s power supply drops to 86,450 MWh as grid problem persists


Nigeria’s electricity supply plummeted on Sunday, April 24, 2022, following a significant drop in electricity generated by Nigerian generation companies. According to information from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), a total of 86,450.66 MWh of energy was supplied on Sunday.

The energy supplied on the day under review represents a drop of 9.4% compared to the 95,398.71 MWh supplied the previous day and also represents the lowest electricity supply in six days.

Nigeria’s electricity supply has dwindled in recent weeks, following multiple disruptions to the national grid, causing nationwide blackouts. Energy production on Sunday fell 9.3% to 87,600.87 MWh from 96,616.27 MWh produced the day before.

Meanwhile, power generation peaked at 4,092.7MW on Sunday, down 4.7% from the 4,296.7MW recorded the previous day, while non-generation generation also fell by 31.7 % to 2,561.3MW.

Nigeria’s power generation continues to fall below the 105,000 MWh power generation required in other countries to register a relatively stable power supply.

Highlight (April 24, 2022)

  • Peak generation – 4,092.7 MW (-4.7%)
  • Off-peak generation – 2,561.3 MW (-31.7%)
  • Energy generated – 87,600.87 MWh (-9.3%)
  • Energy emitted – 86,450.66 MWh (-9.4%)

Moreover, the highest frequency for the day was 51.54 Hz, while the lowest frequency was 49.04 Hz. Meanwhile, 98.69% of the total energy generated on Sunday was sent , which is less than 98.74% sent the day before.

Meanwhile, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has insisted that consumers be charged based on the hours of electricity supplied against the approved band classification and have the right to challenge the classification of the tariff band assigned to them.

why it matters

Electricity is a basic need for many Nigerians and their businesses, especially given the skyrocketing price of diesel and the recent fuel shortage across the country. The cost of electricity in the country has increased and is further aggravated by the constant interruptions in the electricity supply.


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