Power supply drops to 2,869MW

12 January 2015, Abuja – Power supply from the national grid to households and businesses in the country slumped to 2,869.84 megawatts on Tuesday, exactly a month after it fell to 2,502.39MW.

Power1Power generation tumbled to 2,936.83MW on February 10, while peak generation on that day was 3,913.20MW, according to data obtained from the Presidential Task Force on Power on Wednesday.

According to the Federal Ministry of Power, generation as of February 8 was 3,407.28MW, while 3,333.33MW was sent out.

Power generation and supply in the country have dipped below the 3,000MW mark for at least three times in the past one month.

On January 11, 2015, generation fell to 2,502.39MW, while 2,449.04MW was sent out, according to data obtained from the PTFP. Generation fell to 2,948.45MW on January 6, while 2,880.31MW was sent out.

The downturn in power generation then was attributed to the sabotage of the Trans-Forcados Pipeline, which supplies gas to several power plants in the country.

The quantum of electricity available for distribution to various classes of consumers as of December 29, 2014 was 4,112.29MW out of the 4,389.7MW generated, according to the ministry.

The country achieved the highest peak generation of 4,517.6MW of electricity on December 23, 2012.


– The Punch

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