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Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Omooba77: 6:44am On May 14
The nation’s power generation dropped by 1,682 megawatts on Monday from 4,129.2MW on Sunday.

Data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, showed that generation stood at 2,441MW as of 6.00 am on Monday.

Total power generation rose from zero megawatt as of 6.00 am on Friday to 3,235MW on Saturday, according to the data.


The power grid reportedly collapsed on Wednesday and Thursday last week, worsening electricity supply in many parts of the country.

The Managing Director, TCN, Usman Mohammed, described the system collapse as the worst ever since he took over the leadership of the company.

The system operator put the nation’s installed generation capacity at 12,910.40MW; available capacity at 7,652.60MW; transmission wheeling capacity at 8,100MW; and the peak generation ever attained at 5,375MW.


The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydropower plants makes up about 30 per cent of the total.

The TCN, which manages the national grid, is still fully owned and operated by the government.

The grid has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

Spinning reserve is the generation capacity that is online but unloaded and that can respond within 10 minutes to compensate for generation or transmission outages.

Out of the five power stations meant to provide spinning reserves, none has any actual reserve, with the contracted reserve put at 295MW.

The power stations are Egbin, Delta, Olorunsogo NIPP, Geregu NIPP and Omotosho NIPP.
The TCN MD said on Friday, “Since I became the MD of TCN, the system instability recorded in the last two days (Wednesday and Thursday) was the worst because there was no time that we had system instability where the restoration took a longer time like this.

And the reason is – we had a high voltage caused by the fact that electricity load was being rejected by the Discos. And the load was not being picked because of weak distribution network. So that is the reason for that instability.”

https://punchng.com/electricity-generation-falls-to-2447mw-from-4129mw/

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by dedonfranco(m): 6:55am On May 14
Amaechi will do better as a Minister of Power.

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Shikini: 7:55am On May 14
No wao
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by truefact: 8:08am On May 14
From Change to Next level

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:10am On May 14
each time the power grid is always dropping. ....I wonder what excuse they will tell us now

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by debaj10: 8:12am On May 14
where r our engineers to proffer solutions?
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Omooba77: 9:50am On May 14
debaj10:
where r our engineers to proffer solutions?

Our Engineers are the best, but our system does not allow the best

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by TANTUMERGO007: 9:52am On May 14
But why after election the thing come they drop..

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Amuocha: 10:18am On May 14
Useless government

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by royalamour(m): 10:18am On May 14
grin grin grin Buhari is truly a bad shopper. He shopped for unqualified old hags and incompetent others.

There's no synergy in his team.

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by KidsNEXTdoor: 10:19am On May 14
Next level



Sai barber is working


Zombies are happy in darkness

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Casptainspecial: 10:19am On May 14
So terrible
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by israelmao(m): 10:19am On May 14
Fashola is dancing like yoyo.
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by arantess(m): 10:20am On May 14
And down it continues to plummet, but they will blame Jonathan as usual
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by tactius: 10:20am On May 14
Well, either we take a loan to get the billions needed to fix our transmission, or we pay higher bills.

We need lots of money to fix stuff before we see light 24/7
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Robert129(m): 10:20am On May 14
So sad. Nigeria is getting worse day by day.

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by hollah123: 10:20am On May 14
debaj10:
where r our engineers to proffer solutions?
when someone like fashola is heading power, u can't expect less. just imagine a square peg in a round hole it can't work. it's like having a medical doctor as d cjn what do u expect?

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Okoyeebows: 10:22am On May 14
Discos rejecting power?

What kind of stupid excuse is this?

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by tactius: 10:22am On May 14
arantess:
And down it continues to plummet, but they will blame Jonathan as usual

Who is blaming GEJ here?

The problem has more to do with decades of poor funding, people and government agencies not paying their power bills and the bills being lower than cost prices

We can blame PDP, APC etc, but in the meantime we need 5 trillion naira to get up to 20000MW

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by tactius: 10:23am On May 14
Okoyeebows:
Discos rejecting power?

What kind of stupid excuse is this?

Discos are forced to charge bills below production costs, so they reject power because they cannot afford it.

Nigerians and government agencies not paying for power makes things worse

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by Oma307: 10:23am On May 14
the three ministries is too big for Fashola, I hope Buhari rectify it. Fashola would have been better in ministry of work
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by femijamz: 10:24am On May 14
I Neva see the news wia electricity rise from 4000 to 6000, why always fall

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by tactius: 10:24am On May 14
debaj10:
where r our engineers to proffer solutions?

Where is the money to buy the stuff needed to fix things?

That is the issue
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by dukie25: 10:25am On May 14
And Fashola is posed to retain his position as minister for darkness.

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Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by bluefilm: 10:25am On May 14
Corruption is Paiting back. grin grin grin
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by skyfather09(m): 10:26am On May 14
right now sef light no dey... I dunno know Mehn, there's no hope I guess.
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by tactius: 10:26am On May 14
Oma307:
the three ministries is too big for Fashola, I hope Buhari rectify it. Fashola would have been better in ministry of work

Well, thanks to privatization of power, IE distribution and generation, power ministry is no longer that big.

Hence the merger.

Fashola does not have much to do in.power excerpt regulation
Re: Electricity Generation Falls To 2,447MW From 4,129MW by elyte89: 10:30am On May 14
Since 1984 uptill dis moment,we av been hovering over 4,000+mW to 2000+mw, d question is what's so difficult to build power stations dt will generate light?


Or those who got it to d level of 4k mW back den around 1984, dt we re managing up till now can't come back(if dey re still alive) and assist us to genuinely upgrade dis to 10kMW ,or what,instead of white paper lies increment we read on dailies undecided,its becoming annoying

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