Power supply worsened in the first quarter of 2018: presidential task force

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The perennial low electricity supply in Nigeria got worse in the first quarter of 2018 as cumulative power supply reduced to 114,556 megawatts (MW) in the first quarter of 2018, as against 144,054.92MW recorded in the last quarter of 2017, data from the power generation fact sheet of the Presidential Task Force on power showed.

According to Vanguard N37.88 billion was also lost in the first quarter of 2018, as against N38.94 billion recorded in the last quarter of 2017, while gas constraints stood at N55.66 billion as against N32.51 billion within the period under review respectively.

Part of the reasons adduced for the worsening power situation has been the partial collapse of facilities in Lagos, Osogbo, Jebba, Kainji, Shiroro, Abuja, Kaduna, Gombe, Jos, Makurdi, Ikot-Ekpene and Port-Harcourt within the period under review. High frequency due to DisCo inability to receive load also remained the largest constraint to power distribution during the first quarter of the year.

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