Critical Times News : Power generation down again

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Power generation down again


Electricity generation in Nigeria on Monday dropped to 2,684 megawatts as there was decline in output from the hydropower plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos.

According to reports from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the total generation capacity of 4,463.3MW was unavailable as of 6am on Monday, compared to 3,631.4MW on Friday.

Gas constraints and frequency management occasioned by electricity Distribution Companies’ (DisCo’s) load demand left 2,365.5MW and 2,087MW idle.

Total electricity generation, which stood at 3,462MW as at 6am on Sunday, fell to 2,684.20MW on Monday.

The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydropower plants makes up about 30 per cent of the total generation.

Generation from Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro hydro plants dropped to 203MW, 133MW and 162MW respectively as at 6am on Monday from 275MW, 317MW, 376MW on Friday, August 10.
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