Power generation in the country reached a record high of 4203.7 megawatts on Monday, according to figures from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
An analysis of power generated shows that while 4203.7 megawatts was the highest, the lowest was 3131.8.megawatts. The maximum load for domestic services was put at 3957.9 megawatts, while the lowest for that purpose was put at 245.8 megawatts.
There has also not been any system collapse in the recent past and this has led to stability in supply to the distribution stations across the country.
The Federal Government’s plan to get power generation to 5000 megawatts by year –end, received a boost last week, following intensive rehabilitation of the Delta Power Station, which is now feeding the national grid with additional 100 megawatts. The plant has capacity to generate 130 megawatts.
The 5000 megawatts target for December 2012 would be achieved if the power plants slated to come on stream get sufficient gas to operate. The plants are those at Omotosho , Alaoji and Egbema, according to the Ministry of Power.
Small and medium scale operators have been commending the sustained power supply around the country in recent times. They say it has saved them some of the monies that would have otherwise gone to running their private power sources.