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Power generation drop by 964MW traced to gas shortage

Latest figure on status of power delivery in the country has shown that it has dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded on September 16 to 3,321 megawatts on December 1 due to dearth of gas.

According the figure gathered from the official website of Nigerian Electricity System Operator on Thursday showed that total output of all the generation companies at 3,321.50 megawatts, which had been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across the country.

However, power stakeholders in unison, submitted that power generation dropped from over 4,000 megawatts recorded in September and October to 3,321.50 megawatts current recording as Dec. 1.

Besides, there are fresh indication that Egbin Power Station, designed to generate over 1,000 megawatts, but currently produces and distributes between 250 megawatts and 300 megawatts due to shortage of gas.