Electricity: Nigeria’s 26 power plants’ capacity drops by 70%

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There has been a drop in the combined generation capacity of Nigeria’s 26 power plants by 70 per cent.
The latest data sourced from the Nigeria Industry Supply Industry, revealed that the capacity of the plants dropped from a total of 13,461 megawatts to 4,022MW as of when they were last tested in July 2021.
A breakdown of the data showed that the four hydro plants under the Power Purchase Agreement such as Kainji plant (hydro) with an original 760MW capacity, had approximately 153MW capacity as of July last year, while Jebba with 576MW capacity, had 332MW.
Shiroro plant with a nameplate capacity of 600MW already dropped to 248MW, while Mabon with 40MW capacity did not generate any power as of the last review date.

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