Power generation in the country has risen above 4,000 megawatts after hovering between 3,000MW and 3,800MW since January this year, The Punch reports.
The development, which industry operators attributed to the general elections, became noticeable on March 31, 2015.
Power generation for the past six months has been poor due to frequent vandalism of oil pipelines and destruction of vital infrastructure supplying gas to electricity generation plants.
But as of March 31, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power showed that the country’s peak generation was 4,011.4MW, while energy generation was put at 3,540.42MW and the energy sent out was 3,465.36MW.
According to some senior officials of the Ministry of Power the interest of Nigerians during the period leading to the elections led to a reduction in the occurrence of pipeline vandalism. The presidential and National Assembly elections were held on March 28.
They explained that the industry had a near smooth supply of gas to the power plants and recorded a marginal rise in the generation of electricity due to less interruption of power installations.
Source: Energy Mix