Electricity generation on Wednesday declined from 4,017MW at 02:00 p.m to 1,892.30MW at 03:00 p.m.
The Independent System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the decline in power.
20 power plants were in operation when the grid recorded 4,017MW and later dipped by 2,125.66MW.
At 04:00pm on Wednesday, the production increased to 1,191MW when only eight plants were operational, The Nation reports.
The document titled: “List of GenCos and their MW Load @ 16:00 hour on 04/01/2023” stated that the plants that produced the 1,191MW were Alaoji 105.20MW, Dadinkowa GS (Hydro) 32.58MW, Ibom Power (Gas) 106.40MW, and Kainji (Hydro) 499MW.
Omoku produced 109.20MW, Omotosho (Gas) 111.10MW, Paras Energy (Gas) 60.40M and Sapele (Steam) 107.20 MW.
The sudden surge also occurred on the grid at 12:00 p.m on Tuesday when the only five plants which were in operation produced 1,112.20 MW.
Writing by Muzha Kucha