The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), has disclosed that about 10 power plants were shut down on June 23, due to gas constraints, transmission line challenges, routine maintenance and frequency management, The Guardian reports.

The affected power plants included Jebba Hydro, Shiroro Hydro, Egbin, Sapele, Delta, Geregu, Omotosho, Olorunsogo, Geregu, and Sapele National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs). The report showed that while some power plants were shut down due to gas constraints, others were shut down for regular maintenance.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said in its latest report that out of the 1,100.84 mmscfd of gas supplied to the domestic market in April 2017, about 671.75 mmscfd of gas representing 61.02 per cent was used for gas fired power plants while the balance of 429.08mmscfd or 38.98 per cent was supplied to other industries.