How power generation rose by 400mw – FG

The Federal Government has said power generation increased by 400 megawatts (mw) in the past two weeks after key maintenance in the hydro power plants.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, in a statement by his spokesman, Hakeem Bello, said broken down turbines at the plants were repaired and maintained to enhance the generating capacity of such plants during the increased circle of rainfall and water levels.

“The minister said electricity supply increased by 400mw in the last two weeks due to increase in the generating capacity of the hydro Power Plants achieved through the repairs and maintenance carried out on them in the last one year,” it read.

The Daily Trust reports that the highest peak generation attained was last Saturday when the national grid rose to 4,265mw. As at Sunday, it had gone down to 3,600mw.

Fashola recalled that over 3000mw of power was lost in the last six months due to consistent vandalism and sabotage of oil and gas pipelines and assets.

Source: Daily Trust

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