Nigeria’s electricity generation has been experiencing a continous drop within this month, declining by 1,589.69 megawatts (mw) from its highest peak generation of 5,074.7MW achieved on the 2nd of February this year, according to the Ministry of Power
Statistics from the Ministry of Power:
Peak Generation – 3,845.9MW (as at 14th February 2016)
Peak Demand Forecast – 12,800MW (as at 14th February 2016)
Energy Generation – 3,558.39MW (as at 14th February 2016)
Energy Sent Out – 3,485.01MW (as at 14th February 2016)
Highest Peak Generated – 5,074.7MW (as at 2nd February 2016)
The Presidential Task force on Power disclosed that power generation and supply in the country stood at 4,150.64MW and 4,068.5MW as at 11th of February.
According to a report in PUNCH, officials in the ministry of power had said that issues around gas pipeline rupturing by vandals as well as oil theft had led to a plunge in power generation.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), had last month, said that the Egbin Power Plant will generate 1320Mw of electricity, stating that power is a critical infrastructure, which the administration of President Buhari has promised to fix alongside others.