Officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria have said that power supply from the national grid to Lagos has dropped by 67 per cent. The drop on Sunday followed a drastic reduction in power generation from 3,367.20MW on Friday to 2,628MW on Saturday.
According to the officials, the Eko and Ikeja Distribution companies responsible for power supply to Lagos and its environs received an average electricity supply of 600MW from the national grid daily. This, according to them, has been reduced by 67 per cent as a result of the crisis affecting some of the nation’s power plants. It was also gathered that the two distribution companies in Lagos got a little over 200MW each on Sunday.
A senior official of the Ikeja Distribition Company, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the DISCO, which normally received over 600MW from the national grid, was only supplied 226MW on Sunday.
He explained that this had been responsible for the latest load shedding in Lagos and warned that the situation could continue if generation did not improve.The nation was thrown into massive load shedding and near black out on Saturday when power generation level dropped to 2,628.6 mega watts.