Despite Hike In Price Idle Power Plants In Nigeria Now At 13 Out Of 27
Power generation in the country fell on Sunday as four more power plants shut down within two days, bringing the total number of idle plants to 13. This means that 13 out of the 27 power plants on the national grid were not producing any electricity as of 6am on Sunday.
Among these were the eight power plants constructed under the National Integrated Power Project. Geregu II, Sapele II, Afam IV & V,and Alaoji were shut down on Saturday and on Sunday, Gbarain, AES, Olorunsogo II, Omotosho, , ASCO, Odukpani, Ihovbor, Ibom Power and Trans-Amadi IPP followed suit.
The closure of operations in the plants derived from challenges posed by poor load demand by distribution companies (Discos), frequency response, gas constraint, maintenance and gas pipeline rupturing. As of 6am on Sunday, Nigeria’s power generation tumbled to 3,242.4 megawatts (mw) from 3,296.5mw on Saturday.
This will certainly not sit well with Nigerians as it comes just as the new electricity price hike went into effect.
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