The state of electricity supply across the country continued to deteriorate, with power generation falling below 3,000 MW.
System operator data showed total grid supply at 5 p.m. Sunday was 2,498 MW.
This is the generation figure of 18 plants at the time of filing this report.
Generation according to the system operator as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning was estimated at 2,130 MW from 15 plants.
It then increased to around 2,584 MW at 2 p.m. the same day.
This indicates a slight improvement from the previous day when production peaked at 2,172 MW.
The data shows generation on the grid at 6 a.m. from the previous day was 1,995 MW from 14 plants, but by 10 p.m. the same day, generation had increased by 177 MW.
Reacting to the development through a statement, Mallam Isa Sanusi, media adviser to the Minister of Energy, Engr Abubakar Aliyu, blamed the current drop in power generation on the partial shutdown of the gas plant of Oben.
He said the shutdown was done to repair critical gas processing equipment.
According to him, the incident unfortunately happened at a time when other power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity testing.
“We would like to inform the public that Seplat Energy Plc has mobilized equipment, materials and personnel to the site with a view to accelerating the restoration of normal gas supply to the plants concerned.
“We have been assured that the repair work will be completed this weekend and normalcy will be restored.
“While advocating with electricity consumers on the current state of supply, we wish to assure the general public that efforts are being made for a sustainable improvement in supply across the country,” the statement said.
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Electricity production falls below 3000 MW