Electricity generation peaks at 3600mw – Amadi
Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi has said that electricity generation, nationwide, has peaked to 3,600 megawatts (mw).
Amadi, who made the disclosure while featuring on a radio programme tagged: ‘Political Platform’ by Ray Power FM recently, said he anticipated further increase in power generation after the ongoing repairs of the vandalised lines.
Recently there was a drop of about 700mw in actual capacity which causedloadshedding,powerrationing and outages across the country.
Amadi, who said more capacity is being expected from the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs), therefore, advised Nigerians to be patient with government and the new owners of utility companies, expressing his confidence that the situation would be better by the end of the year. He attributed the current challenges of electricity in the country to gas constraint, disclosing that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to address the situation.
Amadi said some plants have been completedbutnotputtousebecauseof lackofgas,assuringaspeedyresolution through the gas supply agreement.
On metering, he said consumers would be encouraged to pay the fixed price so as to make the market attractive for investors, believing they would be able to recoup their money once investment was made.