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Most electricity plants are operating below capacity, says NERC

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Most power plants in Nigeria perform less than capacity as the nation grapples with an epileptic power supply.
Data from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission disclosed that sixteen of 26 power plants operate at around 37 per cent capacity.
Accordingly, the data showed some power plants such as – Afam IV-V, Sapele ST, Olorunsogo NIPP, Omotosho NIPP, Sapele GT NIPP, Ihovbor NIPP, Geregu NIPP, Omotosho, Olorunsogo, Ibom Power, River IPP, Omoku, Trans Amadi, Paras, Taopex Energy and Dadin Kawa- currently produce just about 1,053MW (37 per cent) of the power consumed in-country.
Although the 26 plants have a total installed capacity of 12,199 megawatts, current electricity generation is less than 4000 MW, far from what the country requires to reach industrialisation.
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, lamented that the country cannot continue with 4000 MW generation capacity.

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