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Electricity inching closer to steady as 16 power turbines working in good conditions

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There has been appreciable stability in the nation’s power supply system in the last few days as about 16 power generating turbines have in the last one week become functional.

The development has therefore pushed up electricity generation from a little above 3,000 megawatts recorded earlier this month to 4,302.1MW.

It would be recalled that the National Control Centre for the power sector had on February 14, 2017 declared that “improvements in domestic gas supply has resulted in lower gas constraints.”

Inside source at the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing attributed the development to the recent improvement in gas supply to the power plants, data from the sector obtained by our correspondent in Abuja revealed that since the country crossed the 4,043.7MW mark on February 13, electricity generation had continue to rise.

Industry data showed that on February 19, three power generation plants, Transcorp, Omotosho I and Olorunsogo I, gained additional turbine functionality, while the average power sent out by the generation companies on the day was 3,917MWhour/hour.

Afam VI and Olorunsogo I recorded functionality in additional turbines and the average power sent out was put at 3,833MWh/hour.


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