The nation’s power generation has fallen below the 3,000 megawatts mark as the number of idle power plants increased to eight on Sunday from five on Friday, The Punch reports.
The nation’s power grid lost a total of 743.4MW over the weekend as generation dropped from 3,306.6MW on Friday to 2,632.4MW and 2,563.2MW on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The total generation stood at 2,886.7MW as of 6am on Monday, with seven power plants, including Sapele II and Alaoji II not generating any megawatt.
Other idle plants on Monday were Afam IV & V, Gbarain II, AES, ASCO and Rivers IPP, according to the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The power grid, which has suffered 13 total collapses this year, experienced a partial collapse last Wednesday, the third of such this year.