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ELECTRICITY: Nigeria Power Generation Peak At 4,900MW In October – FG

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The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has said peak electricity generation reached 4,900 megawatts on October 31st, being the highest peak generation in 19 months.

The last time the peak generation was surpassed was on February 2, 2016 when it reached 5,072 megawatts on the national grid.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Acting Director of Press Power, Etore Thomas, said on the same October 31st, the capability of the 28 Generation Companies (GENCOS) comprising 78 generating units reached 7,343 megawatts which was 351mw higher than the 6,992 megawatts reached on May 29th, 2015.

However, the GENCOS have up to 13,281 megawatts of Installed Capacity but cannot generate above the 7,343 megawatts due to some faulty units.

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