Power supply drops to 2,954.51mw

14 December 2014, Lagos -National electricity generation has dropped to 2,954.51 Mega Watts ( MW) in the latest setback for government to meet the expectations of consumers.

The Ministry of Power indicated on its website that 64.01MW of the electricity was stranded on account of the weak and insufficient equipment used in distribution.

The ministry said 3,206.09MW was generated as at December 2 only to drop to 2,954.51 by December 11, a reduction of 251.58MW in nine days.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from which the power distribution companies source electricity has capacity to transmit 6,000MW.

Peak energy demand forecast for the market, is 12,800MW.

The Federal Government planned to generate 5,000MW in 2014, but the target remains a massive task.

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