The power generation in Nigeria yesterday, October 23 dropped further to about 3, 531.7 mw according to statistics from the Nigeria System Operator (NSO), a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Nigeria’s power generation yesterday, October 23 dropped to about 3, 531.7 megawatts (mw). This will translate to a drop in supply sent out to the 11 Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across the country. This is based on statistics obtained from the Nigeria System Operator (NSO).
Minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola is under pressure due to the power situation in Nigeria About 78242.67mw hour (mwh) was sent out on Saturday, October 22 for supply across the DISCOs. While electricity generation peaked at 3,808.5mw, there was a significant drop the same day to 2,931.9mw. The Generation Companies (GENCOs) had earlier attributed the recent drops in the country’s generation to inadequate gas-to-power for the mostly gas-based power plants. According to the report, the highest system frequency recorded on the day under review was 51.62 Hz, while the lowest frequency was 48.87 Hz.
Recently, DISCOs presented a proposal to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) about the need for them to raise tariffs to consumers as soon as possible. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, an umbrella body for the Discos, Azu Obiaya confirmed the move for tariff increase. Obiaya said the proposal for tariff increase is important in order to remain in business and provide good service to Nigerians. In the proposal, the Discos are seeking to increase current average energy charge of N22.8 per kilowatt-hour to either N70 or as high as N105. According to Vanguard, there are strong indications that the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, might be forced to increase electricity tariff by 20 per cent, in order to accede the request of the DISCOs.
The planned increment is coming, not less than 8 months after the NERC had increased electricity tariff by 45 percent. Meanwhile, three Nigerian girls Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) has created a system in which urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen and ultimately produces electricity. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification and goes into the gas cylinder. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator to produce electricity.
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