Power Generation Crashes to 1,580.6MW


The power generation in Nigeria has dropped to as low as 1,580.6 megawatts, MW, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The development is coming after the generation capacity had dropped to 4,387MW on Friday from 5000MW, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

Data from the Nigerian Systems Operations Department of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, indicated that the situation had gone even worse, with generation peaking at 1,580.6MW as at 9.48am yesterday.

Although the Systems Operations did not give any reasons for the drastic drop, or which plant generated what, it however, indicated that the 1,580.6MW were distributed to the 11 electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, as follows: Ikeja: 237.09MW; Abuja: 181.77MW; Eko:173.87MW; Benin: 142.25MW; Enugu : 142.25 MW; Ibadan: 205.48MW; Jos: 86.93MW; Kano: 126.45MW; Kaduna: 126.4MMW; Port Harcourt: 102.74 MW; and Yola: 55.32 MW.


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