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Power supply drops by 360MW

27 February 2015, 14:21

Abuja - The supply of electricity to consumers across the country has fallen by 360.88 megawatts in the last one week, Punch reports.

The energy sent out to electricity consumers plunged from 3 424.11MW on February 17 to 3 063.23MW on Wednesday, while the average national demand stood at 12 800MW.

The Federal Government had attributed the development to the vandalism of pipelines that transport gas to power plants nationwide.

Also read: Government blames vandalism for poor power supply

Within the same period, peak electricity generation fell from 3 768.2MW to 3 224.8MW, while energy generation also dropped from 3 494.96MW to 3 131.8MW..

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has often blamed the fall in power supply to continued puncturing of gas pipelines.

Read more at Punch

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