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Power Generation Rises to 3,128,50MW

Power Generation Rises to 3,128,50MW

If recent development is anything to go by, then responsible authorities may be on the way to increasing the generation and supply of power to Nigerians in the coming days.

Generation capacity, made a positive rebound of 3, 128.50MegaWatt on Friday, after all the Discos received zero MW allocation from the system operator, Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN on Thursday.

According to the country’s operational report, as at March 31, the peak power generation of March 30, stood at 3, 766.7megawatt, while its lowest generation was 3,029.3megawatt.

The data from the Nigerian Systems Operations, NSO, Department of the TCN, website, www.nsong. org, indicated that power generation peaked at 3, 128.50MW as at 09:17 AM:00  on Friday. The 3, 128.50MW which was distributed across the 11 electricity Distribution Companies.

DISCOs are as follows:

Ikeja – 469.28MW;

Abuja – 359.78MW;

Eko – 344.14MW;

Benin – 281.57MW;

Enugu – 281.57MW;

Ibadan – 406.71MW;

Jos – 172.07MW;

Kano – 250.28MW;

Kaduna – 250.28MW;

Port Harcourt – 203.35MW and

Yola – 109.50MW.

Only a few days ago, Nigeria’s power generation collapsed completely to zero megawatt and this persisted for about three hours until it was finally restored.

Officials from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing as well as private investors, had attributed the never-ending fall in electricity generation to vandalism of gas pipelines and destruction of vital infrastructure in the industry by miscreants.

“Aside pipelines vandalism, some miscreants have been involved in the destruction of vital power infrastructure and this has been affecting not just generation but transmission and distribution as well,” a senior official at the power ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, had said.

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