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Electricity grid hits 4,500mw
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The national electricity grid last weekend rose to 4,500megawatts (mw) after the threshold of 4,000mw was attained two weeks ago. However, many customers of the various electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have said power outages have persisted in their areas. Statistics published by the Nigerian System Operator (NSO) that transmits power to the 11 DisCos shows that the peak generation was 4,508mw, it went down slightly to 4,315mw.

The lowest generation for Saturday was 3,746mw while the DisCos received 97,559 megawatt hour (mhw). An expert in one of the power firms said, the figure was capable of sustaining power for over 14 hours in major cities of Nigeria.

Confirming the rise in power supply on February 19, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said power generation had picked up to 4,000mw for about two weeks. Fashola made the assertion while inspecting road works at Aduwawa in Benin City.

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