Electricity generation capacity this year has been projected to hit 6,288 megawatts (mw) while the over dependence on fossil fuel (gas) is expected to decline by nine per cent, an energy document has shown, Daily Trust reports.
This year, the Nigerian Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda document shows that the expected on-grid power capacity should be 6,288mw. The grid however will be dominated by the gas-fired plants (fossil fuel) as they should generate 3,913mw (62 per cent); this will be 792mw higher than what they produced last year.
The non-gas-based electricity generation sources should be at 2,375mw which is 37.7 per cent of the national grid capacity. This is also 1,120mw higher than what they contributed last year. In summary, the document projects a 1,912mw increase in the national grid this year.
However at present, data from the Nigeria System Operator (NSO) shows that the peak electricity generation as at April 3rd, 2017 is 3,931mw. This means there is still a deficit of 2,357mw from the projection at the end of the 1st quarter of 2017.