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The Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, on Sunday explained why they could not generate 1,631.5 megawatts of electricity 24 hours earlier (Saturday).

The GenCos, in a daily energy report put together by the Advisory Power Team, the office of the Vice President, blamed the situation on the non-availability of gas and transmission facilities.

According to the report, GenCos released an average of 3,349 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Saturday.

However, the electricity sent out by the GenCos was down by 16.77 megawatts from the 3,365 released on Friday.

The report said the peak generation recorded on Saturday was 4,093.4 megawatts.

“3,258.5 megawatts were not generated due to high frequency resulting from non-availability of distribution infrastructure,” it added.

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