Nigeria: Power Generation Crashed to 0MW 6 Times in May


According to recent data from the Power Ministry, Nigeria’s power generation plunged to zero megawatts six times in the last month.

Reports say the system suffered a total collapse six times and a partial collapse once in May.

The national grid completely collapsed 11 times in the first five months of the year, as compared to six and nine times for the whole of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Data from the power ministry shows that the latest total system collapse was recorded on Wednesday, June 1.

The total national power generation was 2,604.5MW as at 6 a.m., Nigerian time, on Friday, down from a peak of 5,074.7MW on February 2nd.

The slide in power generation has worsened the blackouts being experienced in many parts of the country, with several consumers without electricity for hours in recent weeks.
(Source: Punch)