19 power stations lose 4,911mw to gas, water issues

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19 power stations are currently losing about 4, 911mega watts (mw) to gas shortages (a consequence of sabotage of oil and gas pipelines by a militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers), water management and transmission problems, The Guardian reports.

The Daily Operational Report of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday showed that the nation’s power sector is currently at a low level given the status of the 28 power plants across the country. The national current generation output now stands at about 1651mw after it dropped from 2840mw last Friday.

According to the report, Shiroro, Afam, Olorunshogo (gas), Geregu NIPP, Alaoji NIPP, Olorunshogo NIPP, Omotosho NIPP, Odukpani NIPP, Okpai, AES, ASCO, Trans Amadi Rivers and Gbarain power stations were completely out of the system due to various reasons. Egbin, which is the largest power generating station in the country also  now generates 246mw.