Nigeria’s power supply fall to 3,800MW


|By Okafor Joseph||April 5, 2017| 7:20 AM

Despite the recent improvement in power generation some months, supply dropped to an average of 3,800 megawatts

Before the fall of power supply on Monday April 3, 2017 the average daily supply had exceeded 4,000 megawatts, with daily peak generation hitting 4,452 megawatts on March 23. The daily operational report of the power sector showed that peak generation was 4,199.50 megawatts on March 30 and 4,244.70 on March 31. However, on April 1, the situation worsened as peak generation was 3,995.60 while 3,491.40 was the lowest generation, according to the operational report.

The situation showed no significant improvement yesterday as an average of 3,800 megawatts was allocated to the 11 distribution companies, while 3,897.40 megawatts was sent to the grid by 6 a.m. yesterday, according to data by the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).