Power generation in Nigeria increased by 979.2 megawatts on Sunday to 4,312.1MW, as 16 power plants reported output rise according to the data released by the Nigerian Electricity System Operator.
Idle plants dropped to nine as of 6am on Sunday from 11 at 6am on Saturday, when power generation stood at 3,332.9MW,
AES and ASCO, Afam IV & V, Gbarain, Olorunsogo II, Sapele II, Alaoji, Ihovbor and Ibom Powerb were six plants that did not generate any megawatts of electricity as of 6am on Sunday.
Although Omotosho II and Sapele I did not generate electricity on Saturday, but they reversed the trend on Sunday, posting 26.1mw and 36mw respectively.
Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro hydo plants, whose outputs on Saturday were 182mw, 289mw and 412mw respectively as of 6am on Saturday, upped production to 305MW, 300MW and 450MW in that order on Sunday.
Generation at Egbin, Nigeria’s largest power plant, jumped from 304mw to 454mw.
Okpai, Omotosho I, Olorunsogo I, Odukpani, Delta (gas), Azura-Edo, Rivers IPP, Afam VI, Omoku and and Geregu II also reported output rise.
The volume of idle power reduced from 3,558.9mw to 3,005.9mw.
The system operator cited weak load demand by distribution companies and dearth of gas impeded production of 986.2mw and 2,019.7mw respectively on Sunday.