The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that the drop in power generation could have been triggered by the continuous rejection of load by the distribution companies due to frequency management.
The corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Ughamadu said that power generation dropped by 712MW on Aug. 13, compared to the previous day’s generation, adding that output from all the Hydro Power Plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos, suffered decline. “The prevailing significant drop in power generation was mainly due to three factors namely: a reduction in power generation by the three Hydro Power Plants by 434MW due to frequency management issues arising from continuous rejection of load by the Discos. Read more