The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has recorded stranded 76.12 Mega Watts of electricity.
This figure is the gap between the 3,699.23MW generated energy and the 3,623.11MW, which the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) could evacuate.
The Ministry of Power, in the Statistics posted on its website, said that the electricity market hit a peak energy generation of 3,866.8 MW on February 23, 2015.
The Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo in world press conference of February 11 at Abuja, stated that the TCN has 5,500 capacity, following the commissioning of new National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs).
The evacuation gap in the current statistics is higher than the 73.48MW of February 22, while energy sent out to electricity distribution companies dipped from 3661.07Mw to 3,623.11MW, resulting in 37.76MW drop in power supply.
In the 24 hours between the two statistics, the market plunged from a power generation of 3,734.55MW to 3,699.23MW, showing a drop of 35.32MW.
The 3,874.5MW market’s peak energy generation of February 22 also dipped to 3,866.8 MW by a reduction of 7.7MW.