Abuja - The Shiroro Power Station in Niger State and Sapele II in Delta State, have been shut down worsening power supply across the nation.
The closure of the two plants bring to 10 the total number of power plants not generating any megawatts of electricity.
Shiroro, whose capacity was put at 6 00MW, was said to have seen its unit 411G1 tripped on emergency shutdown on the 86ES lockout relay; units 411G2 and 3 out for under water repair work; and unit 411G4 out on maintenance.
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The Sapele II, built under the National Integrated Power Project, with its capacity put at 225MW, has four units. The GT1 was shut down for maintenance, GT3 out due to work by the Nigerian Gas Company at the gas station, while the GT2 and 4 units are out as a result of gas constraints.
Total national power generation stood at 2 774.2MW on Tuesday, down from 3 657.5MW on March 31.
- News 24