Power generation is set to hit a peak capacity of 4,237 megawatts this coming Monday said Nigeria’s Power Minister, Prof. Barth Nnaji.This is a marked increase from the nation’s power output two year’s ago when President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office. As at his office resumption date in May, 2012, the amount of power generated in Nigeria was about 2,800MW.
The Minister attributed the increase to increased gas availability to the nation’s thermal plants. According to Nnaji, “Gas is coming up gradually and when fully stabilised, we can easily hit 5,000MW,” he said.
In January 2012, the generation capacity peaked at about 4,100MW. It is expected that Monday will portend a new high in the nation’s generation capacity.