Nation p.21 Afam VI output to 350 MW, on transmission constraint According to the paper, the output from the Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), Joint Venture-owned Afam VI power plant in the Niger Delta region, has dropped by about 40 per cent to 350 megawatts (MW) due  to transmission challenge. Newsmen reported that the power plant, which has the capacity to generate 650mw, can at most generate 450mw because the transmission infrastructure doesn’t have the capacity to evacuate the entire 650MW. A document obtained by The Nation showed that besides shortage of gas commonly given as major challenge, thermal power plants have transmission facilities at the power plants that are inefficient and cannot wheel the electricity produced by these plants. The document also stated that the reliability of the existing facilities also need improvement, stating that  the SPDC JV’s Afam VI power plant, which has the capacity to generate up to 650MW, only generates between 350-450 MW, most of the time because the power transmission system is unable to evacuate the full output.

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The interactive Forum was put together by the Market Operator as part of its quarterly activities of Market development. The forum was attended by Market Participants and other stakeholders - Gencos, Discos, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET), Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC). Below are the resolutions and suggestions made: 1. Gencos declared that they have the capacity to generate 8,500MW and called for improvement in Transmission and Distribution capacity to

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Market liquidity is self-sustaining and can also improve on its own without any external support. Also, the problem of low liquidity can be self-sustaining, in which case individual market participants may have little incentive or capacity to address it. An electricity market is said to have attained a Low-Liquidity Equilibrium (LLE) when it is obvious that liquidity cannot improve from its own internal resources.

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TCN Gets an Interim Managing Director/CEO. The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Mr Usman Gur Mohammed as the Interim Managing Director/CEO of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

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