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Power generation drops to 3,321MW

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Scarcity of gas has led to a drop the nation’s power generation capacity.

Power generation dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded on September 16 to 3,321 megawatts on December 1, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The figure was provided by the Nigeria Electricity System Operator on Thursday.

According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) the total output of all the eleven generation companies is 3,321.50 megawatts.

Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Communications of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, attributed recent frequent outages within the company’s network to the drop in energy allocation to it.

He said the company was receiving less than 300 megawatts instead of 1,300 megawatts needed to service its consumers.

According to him, Eko DISCO secured additional 160 megawatts of electricity to augment its allocation from the national grid.

“We have entered into bilateral agreements with Egbin Power Plc and Paras Energy & Natural Resources Development Limited for 100 megawatts and 60 megawatts respectively.

“But the generation companies are constrained by gas challenges.

“We are also working on embedded power programme aimed at producing 480 megawatts for distribution to our customers,” Mr. Idemudia told NAN.

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