Power generation in Nigeria dropped by 1,108 Mega Watts (MW) in the last seven days, leaving the country with just 3,456 megawatts since Tuesday. 

Recent data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that the total power generated dropped from 4,564.60 MW on February 19 to 3,456.20 MW on February 24, a day after the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country.

The System Operator put the nation’s installed generation capacity at 12,910.40 MW, available capacity at 7,652.60 MW, transmission wheeling capacity at 8,100 MW and the peak generation ever attained at 5,375 MW.

Nigeria generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants while output from hydro power plants makes up about 30 percent of the total.