Nine Power Plants Shut in 2,044mw Due to Gas Supply Issues

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About nine power generating stations across the country have been either completely or partly paralyzed due to gas supply challenges, forcing the national grid to shut-in about 2,044Megawatts (MW) of electricity, The Guardian reports.

This situation would worsen the already abysmal state of electricity supply in country. According to a National Statistics on Generation Profile document, nine stations were affected partially due to shortfall in gas supply.

As at yesterday, Olorunshogo National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) was completely shutting-in 600MW; Sapele NIPP shuts-in112.5 MW; Omotosho (Gas), 190MW; Geregu NIPP, 145MW; Delta, 340MW; Omotosho NIPP120MW; Egbin 440MW; Olorunshogo (Gas) 38MW due to gas shortage; while Odukpani was shutting-in 59.1MW due to water constraints. The Federal Ministry of Power statistics showed that power generation stood at 3659.74MW as at 27th February, while the energy sent out was 3,594.71MW. This was against the 3,697MW recorded last week.

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