Power supply may have gotten better or worse in your area.

But overall, Nigeria’s power situation isn’t getting any better as electricity supply struggles to stay above 3,000 megawatts in recent months.

This is as gas shortage and power grid collapse continue to limit generation.

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Low load demand by power distribution companies and gas problems are inhibiting the generation of over 3,000 megawatts of electricity.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, 12 of the nation’s 27 power plants were affected by low energy demand by the electricity distribution firms on Saturday, causing a generation capacity of 2,672.6MW to be idle.

A generation capacity of 862.5MW was unavailable as of 6am that day because of gas constraints, which affected five power plants, namely Geregu I, Afam VI, Geregu NIPP, Sapele NIPP and Gbarain NIPP.

This year, the national grid has so far recorded 11 collapses – 10 totals, while one was partial, according to the data from the ministry.

All these explain why you have been running your generator more often - 145 per litre.