- The electricity distribution in Nigeria has dropped to 2,684.20 megawatts
- power generation went low by 777.9 megawatts as outputs from various hydro-power plants and some gas-fired stations suffered declines
- Also, Egbin, Nigeria’s biggest power station fell from 567 megawatts as of 6 am on Sunday, August 12
Nigeria's electricity generation has reportedly dropped 2,684.20 megawatts as at Monday, August 13, Punch reports.
The nation's power generation went low by 777.9 megawatts as outputs from various hydro-power plants and some gas-fired stations suffered declines.
It was gathered that a total generation capacity of 4,463.3MW was unavailable as at 6 am on Monday compared to 3,631.4MW on Friday, August 10.
A data from the ministry of power, works and housing said gas constraints and frequency management occasioned by electricity distribution companies’ load demand left 2,365.5MW and 2,087MW idle respectively.
Nigeria usually generates is electricity from the gas-fired power plants as its output from hydropower plants makes up about 30 per cent of the total generation.
It was also gathered that generation different hydro plants like Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro dropped to 203MW, 133MW and 162MW, respectively as of 6am on Monday from 275MW, 317MW, 376MW on Friday, August 10.
Also, an output Egbin, Nigeria’s biggest power station, fell from 567MW as of 6 am on Sunday, August 12, to 436MW on Monday, August 13.
Speaking on the situation, Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing said the problem faced by the power sector lies at the distribution end.
He said: “Those who know and who genuinely desire to solve problems in this industry do not need to be told that the most pressing challenge of the sector today lies at the distribution end.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Fashola had on Friday, August 3, declared that the Nigeria’s current power generation has reached 7000 Mega Watts.
Fashola while speaking in Calabar at the federal ministry of power, works and housing 4th edition retreat for top directors, heads of units and chief executives of agencies and parastatals said as of three years ago, power generation was a problem as the country was 2,690 mega watts of electricity on the average.
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