Have you been wondering why there has been a drastic reduction in the normally inconsistent power supply?

It seems we are taking one step forward and four backwards.

After reaching a peak of 4,282.6MW on August 2, 2017, power generation dropped to as low as 2,447MW on August 5, according to the latest data on the performance of the grid obtained in Abuja on Sunday.

Power generation has continued to fluctuate for several months as operators blame the development on poor gas supply and frequency constraints.

The recent power briefing from the Transmission Company of Nigeria shows that 1,651MW of electricity could not be generated as a result of frequency management constraint, which is due to loss of feeders belonging to power distribution companies.

It also stated that the reported gas constraint resulted in the inability to generate 505MW on Friday, August 4.

However, further findings showed that electricity generation since the beginning of August continues to hover between 2,387 and 4,280MW.

On Wednesday, data indicated that gas-fired electricity-generating turbines in seven stations across the country remain dormant - this is a development that adversely affected power generation.