The nation’s electricity generation has dropped below two-thousand-five-hundred megawatts amid low load-demand by the distribution companies, Discos.
The Nigeria Electricity System Operator says total output from the nation’s twenty-seven power plants dropped to two-thousand-six-hundred-and forty-nine-point-one megawatts on Friday, and it further fell to two-thousand-four-hundred-and-ninety-two megawatts on Saturday.
Latest data obtained on Sunday showed that two-thousand-one-hundred-and-twenty-six megawatts generation capacity was unavailable as of Thursday, as a result of low load-demand by the Discos.
The system operator put the nation’s installed generation capacity at twelve-thousand-nine-hundred-and-ten-point-forty megawatts; available capacity at seven-thousand-six-hundred-and-fifty-two-point-six megawatts; transmission wheeling capacity at eight-thousand-one-hundred megawatts; and the peak generation ever attained at five-thousand-three-hundred-and seventy-five megawatts.
The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydro-power plants makes up about thirty percent of the total.