The electricity crises seem to be worsening in the nation as two more power plants, Shiroro and Sapele II with installed capacity of 600MW and 225MW respectively reportedly shut down, putting the total number of plants not generating electricity nationwide at ten.
We also reported that on March 31st, total power generation nationwide crumbled to 0 MW for hours. Click here to see it
The plants that were shut down before now included Sapele, Delta State, with installed capacity of 240MW; Olorunsogo II in Ogun State, with a capacity of 625MW; Rivers IPP, with 180MW installed capacity, and Trans-Amadi, in Rivers state with 75MW installed capacity. Others are Geregu I in Kogi; Afam IV & V in Rivers, A.E.S and Asco.
According to Punch, the main reasons for the shut down of these power plants bordered on gas constraints, tripping, and maintenance.
As it stands, the whole country will now consume a little above 2,000 Mega Watts of electricity, pending when the power plants will be back up.