By G9ija

The quantum of electricity generated in Nigeria is rejected or forced to be reduced by an average of 4 ,210 megawatts daily due to transmission and distribution constraints , power generation companies said on Monday .

In a document obtained in Abuja from the Association of Power Generation Companies, the Gencos stated that the forced reduction of generated electricity had dragged on for several years .

The APGC stated that the supply growth from pre – privatisation to date showed that available generation capacity , which was 3 , 427 . 5 MW had increased by 138 . 34 per cent to 8 , 169 MW .
In the document obtained by our correspondent on Monday , the APGC said Gencos recovered 4 , 741 . 5 MW .

“ However , due to system constraints , generated power is rejected or forced to be reduced to match the infrastructure that transmits and distributes this power to the customer ,” the Gencos stated .

They added , “ A case in point : Between January to August 2020 , despite an available generation capacity of 8 , 169 MW , Gencos were only allowed to generate 3 , 959 MW , thus losing an average of 4 , 210 MW daily . ”

The APGC stated that it was imperative to note that the wellbeing of a power generation company goes beyond efficient operations to include its ability to generate income from power generated .