Minna - The already sad state of electricity supply across the country was made worse on Sunday following of a system collapse at the Shiroro Hydro-electric Power Plant in Niger State, Punch reports.
The Shiroro plant has a power generating capacity of 600 megawatts and began operations in 1990.
The system collapse at the plant happened at about 4.10pm on Sunday.
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The system collapse resulted in massive load shedding as allocations to electricity distribution companies from the national grid was seriously reduced.
It was learnt that the power allocation to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company was reduced from about 450MW to 15MW.
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