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Nigeria Remains In Darkness As Country Loses 2,591 Megawatts, 33 Electricity Turbines Shut

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The efforts of the current federal government of Nigeria to boost power supply may have hit the rocks as the country has reportedly lost 2,591 megawatts.

We learnt that the thousands of megawatts lost on Wednesday, April 5 were due to gas shortage, line constraint and low water level across 12 Generation Companies (GenCos).

Daily Trust revealed this in the power generation statistics it says it obtained showing that the peak (highest) generation was 3,932mw on April 5, 2017 from which 87,244 megawatts hour (mwh) energy was sent out through the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) for supply to end users.

The report further quoted industry data as showing that 77 turbines were available and could have produced 6,887mw with enough gas, line and water level.

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