Power Production Was Reduced By Striking Workers To 43 MW-FG.
The recent one-day strike by workers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria crashed Nigeria’s power generation from a peak of 4,829.5 megawatts to as low as 43MW.
Staff of the transmission company, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, shut down the country’s power grid;hrowing businesses and other power consumers into darkness.
They went on strike in protest against a compulsory promotion interview for principal managers, unpaid entitlement, among other issues; and crippled the country’s power supply for several hours before the intervention of the Federal Government.
The country’s power grid performance indicated that peak power generation before the workers’ strike was 4,829.5MW.
But as the workers turned off the power stations one after the other during their industrial action; as seen in viral videos that were online, electricity generation on the grid eventually collapsed to 43MW.
It was further that as the grid restoration process commence, power generation went up to 215MW; which was the off-peak generation figure, while peak generation on same day was put at 4,476.2MW.