Nigeria’s electricity generating capacity dips to 3,957MW in February – NERC

NERC, Disco
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Nigeria’s electricity generating capacity dips to 3,957MW in February – NERC

Nigeria’s available generated electricity in February 2024 dropped to only 3,957.16 megawatts amid epileptic power supply nationwide, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Fact sheet for the operational performance of grid-connected power plants in February disclosed.

The country’s 26 grid-connected plants generated 2,642.09 Gigawatt hours, GWh, for the period in view.

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This implies the abysmal power supply to electricity consumers across the nation’s 11 electricity distribution companies.

Recall that the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had lamented that the country struggled to generate only 4,000 megawatts of electricity in recent months due to a shortage of gas supply.

He said the country targets 6,000 megawatts in three to six months.

The Nigerian government had made a similar target in 2016. The government then led by Muhammad Buhari invested an estimated $7.5bn in the sector without tangible improvements in the industry.

It may also be recalled that the Obasanjo administration, has in its eight years spent a collosal $16bn in the power sector without any tangible result as Nigerians faced worsening darkness.

Corruption and mismanagement have been largely attributed as the major causes of inefficiency in the all important sector.

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