Ebbing Water Levels At Hydro Power Plants Reduce Power Supply

Indications have emerged that the country might experience further power outages as water levels at the country’s three hydro power plants (Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba) ebb significantly.

It was gathered that the the total power generated as at last Sunday was 2,887.8 megawatts (MW) at off-peak (lowest generation), while at the peak periods (highest generation) it was 3,350.1 MW.

However, Group Executive Director, gas and power, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), David Ige, said the supply situation might improve soon, as maintenance work on the Utorogu gas plant was completed last Friday.

“We are ramping up. This is going to take time, and in a couple of days we would attain full capacity. But certainly we are expecting significantly improved gas supply very soon,” he said.


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