Nigeria’s electricity grid rises to 4,133mw

The electricity grid in the country rose to 4,133megawatts (mw), the first time in about six months after acts of vandalism on gas pipelines cut gas supply to about 23 power plants across the country,Daily Trust reports.

3D Electric powerlines over sunrise

Statistics obtained from the Nigeria System Operator (NSO), an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday showed that 4,133mw was the peak generation on Wednesday while the lowest generation the same day was 3,282mw. Peak generation for yesterday (Thursday) however dropped to 3,815mw.

The electricity grid maintained above 3,000mw for over 20 days in July and the trend continued till Wednesday when power generation crossed to the 4,000mw peak generation. The total operational turbines for generating power reduced from over 90 this year to about 35 in June. The operational units however have increased to 48 last Sunday, a weekly report from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said.