A daily power report from the Nigerian System Operator (NSO) has shown that the national electricity grid yesterday dropped to 2,116 megawatts (mw) from the 3,701mw obtained on Monday, Daily Trust reports.
A difference of 1,585mw was lost but the cause is yet to be ascertained. Following the systematic percentage load allocation to the 11 electricity Distribution companies (Discos), the Discos got less than half of the load allocation to them thereby causing critical poor supply situations across the country.
Some Discos’ officials when contacted yesterday said the allocation was so poor that it would cause blackout in various axis of their franchise areas even while they ration supply. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) responsible for wheeling power to the Discos, whose section, NSO reported the drop, is yet to disclose the reason behind the huge loss of supply in just one day.