By Ogbolu George
Nigeria’s power generation increased from 3,528MW to 4,043MW between February 1 and February 15, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) had on January 22, announced a drop to 2,662.20MW, in the power supply due to low water levels and the challenge of accessing gas by the Generating Companies (GENCOs).
The country’s Minister of Power Babatunde Raji Fashola, who said he would like consumers to be more resistant to the payment of electricity bills, if there was no supply, had attributed the drop in power generation to vandalism of key facilities such as gas piplines.
And now the TCN has attributed the 515MW increase in generation to a slight increase in gas supply.
The transmission company said all 11 Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across the country have been transferred to the total output of 4,043MW by the GENCOs.
An official of Egbin Power Station confirmed the improvement as he said the gas supply to station had increased slightly in the last seven days.
He then called for more supply of gas to the plant to enable it fire all its five turbines.