In West Africa, after having an unstable power supply in 2016, Nigeria has this year witnessed an improvement, the Nigeria System Operator indicated.

In the first of week January 2017, the peak generation was 4,124MW with 91,384MWh wheeled by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to the 11 distribution companies for supply to the over six million registered customers, Daily Trust reported.

Media cited data provided by the Nigeria System Operator, which stated that peak generation in December 2016 was highest when it hit 4,173MW.

According to local press, additional weekly operation statistics from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission also showed that the number of units of turbines in operation rose sharply in early December from 30 to nearly 50 units indicating more gas supply to the generation companies in the month.

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