Nationwide Blackout is Imminent As Nigeria Power Generation Falls

A nationwide blackout is imminent as Nigeria power generation has fallen below the 3,000 megawatts mark Sadly, number of idle power plants increased to eight on Sunday from five on Friday.

Reports say the nation’s power grid lost a total of 743.4MW over the weekend as generation dropped from 3,306.6MW on Friday to 2,632.4MW and 2,563.2MW on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

It was gathered that a total generation stood at 2,886.7MW as of 6am on Monday, with seven power plants, including Sapele II and Alaoji II not generating any megawatt.

Other idle plants on Monday were Afam IV & V, Gbarain II, AES, ASCO and Rivers IPP, according to the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Source: Daily Times