Power loss in 3months shoots up to 337,364MW

There are indications that Nigerians may have a bleak Christmas celebration as the nation’s electricity supply continues to decline, data from the power generation fact sheet of the Presidential Task Force on Power showed.

The report showed that in the last three months, that is from August to October, this year, power loss amounted to 337,364 megawatts, MW, while the power sector lost an estimated One Hundred and Sixty One Billion, Nine Hundred and Forty Three Million Naira (N162bn) due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure. However, power sent stood at 335, 248MW.

The report also stated that peak average energy sent out ever – 4,557MW was on February 2, 2016, while the peak generation attained ever – 5,222MW was recorded on December 18, 2017.

Source: Vanguard

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