Electricity generation has worsened in Nigeria amidst the 45% increment in power tariff which has affected the masses adversely.
The 3247.4 megawatts (MW) of electricity generated on Saturday, yesterday crashed to 3,050.20MW, thereby increasing the woes of the citizenry who have been longing for an improved power supply.
According to the Nigerian Electricity System Operator of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, the highest system frequency recorded on the day under review was 51.52Hz, while the lowest frequency was 47.14Hz, TCN said.
The peak generation ever attained remained 5,074MW. An official of TCN, who preferred anonymity, said electricity generation had been dwindling due to challenges of accessing gas by generation companies.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Joy Ogaji, has linked power challenges to market debts owed them, which stood at over N400 billion.
Her words: “The situation in power generation is very obvious and clear. The fact still remains that we at the generation end of the value chain are quite handicapped at the moment, with the logs of market debts owed us which has risen to over 400 billion naira.