Metro Nigeria Loses 1,899.7 Megawatts as 7 Power Plants Shut Down


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The shutdown of seven power plants across the country has led to a total electricity load loss of 1,899.7 megawatts.

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According to the latest industry data on sector reforms/activities, four plants belonging to the National Integrated Power Projects are shut, while others have remained non-functional for some days.

The report, which was made available to Punch correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, indicated that a partial system collapse occurred on January 12 this year, adding that the system frequency dropped by eight hertz on the same day.

The power plants are:

Geregu NIPP

Sapele NIPP

Alaoji NIPP

Ihovbor NIPP


Okpai (GT11)

Olorunsogo I (GT2)

The report further stated that on January 13, the average power sent out was 2,944MW-hour/hour, up by 165MWh/h.

It stated that the gas constraints accounted for 2,680MW, while grid and water management constraints were both zero megawatt.