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Nigeria witnesses drastic drop in power generation

12 April 2017 National


The national electricity grid has witnessed another collapse which resulted in the drop in power generation from over three thousand megawatts to just one hundred and eight point seven mega watts.

This came as the Federal Government signed Put and Call Option Agreements with two power firms, Afrinergia and CT Cosmos, for the construction of fifty  and seventy megawatts solar power plants, respectively.

Data obtained revealed that power generation plunged from three thousand and sixty nine point five megawatts on April 8, 2017 to one hundred and eight point seven megawatts on April 9, moving up marginally to two hundred and forty megawatts the next day.

The power reduction was attributed to heavy rainfall at three transmission stations, prompting high frequency in the system, a development that triggered the collapse of the electricity grid, the first to be recorded in the second quarter of this year.


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