Metro Brace Yourselves, Nigerians: Expect More Darkness as Electricity Generation Drops


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Two gas plants in Delta State were shut down.

The electricity supply in most parts of the country will reduce further from Tuesday with the announcement by the Federal Government of a drop of about 1,000 megawatts, MW following the closure of the Utorogu and Ughelli East gas plants in Delta State.

Utorogu and Ughelli East gas plants, owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC joint venture, JV, produces between 120 and 300 million standard cubic feet per day of gas, MMSCF/D. The two facilities also account for a combined capacity of about 700 MW of electricity generated into the national grid.

With this development, the country’s electricity generation capacity, which averaged about 3,674 MW in recent weeks, would drop further by another 1000 MW. The operations of a number power generation plants sourcing natural gas from the two gas plants, including Egbin and Omotosho, were affected.

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Source: Premium Times



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