Nigeria's Power Generation Slumps To 2,390mw
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Nigeria’s power generation has fallen to 2,390.20 megawatts on Monday, according to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing.

The data from the Ministry also revealed that the country’s idle power plants increased from seven to 15.

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Nigeria generates a large share of its electricity supply from gas-fired power plants with hydropower plants taking up about 30 percent.

However,  the three hydropower plants make up more than 50 percent of the electricity generated as of 6 am on Monday.

Kainji, Jebba, and Shiroro produce 366MW, 354MW, and 494MW in that order.

Egbin’s output fell to 176MW on Monday from 306MW on Saturday.

Sapele, Afam IV & V, Geregu, Omotosho, Geregu NIPP, Alaoji, Omotosho NIPP, Odukpani NIPP, Ihovbor NIPP, Gbarain NIPP, Okpai, Afam VI, AES, ASCO and Rivers IPP are the idle plants.