do you have power supply regularly? how is it
power supply in my area sucks its really been a pain in the Bottom as the PHCN cause misrable night sleep to people .presently the whether is very hot and mosquitoes are much there is suppose to be a constant supply but all this just is not made available from my own perpective PHCN is only stable in distributing bills and disconnection but NEPA is still better in power supply
I recently gathered from the media that the Egbin Thermal station in 2005 slashed its 1500MW electricity capacity to about 900MW. But as at today it has been slashed to 100MW. Then it was reported that we should expect highly eratic power supply in and around the Lagos metropolis.
I now thought to myself that if in 2005 when the station's capacity was still high we did not get the power, only God knows what eratic power supply now will look like.
power supply in my area is extremely constant. infact almost 24hrs a day. outages dont last more than 10 mins. and these are far in between. atimes we go on days without an outage.
and of couirse i live in naija, dont use a gen cos i dont ve need for one. i gave out the one i was using in lag cos there was no need for one in my new station.
but just this wek all dat changed and we started having outages lasting up to 2 hours. thou i believe this it will fizzle out n return bak to status quo if shell finishes the maintainance on their power station that was shut down
Nigeria supplies electricity to its neighbouring countries, which the river Niger passes through.
This is because if these countries construct their own Dams, we would not have enough water pressure for our Niger Dam to function.
Similarly, Ghana's Volta River Authority (VRA), which produces nearly all of Ghana's electric power also supplies electricity to a number of neighbouring West African countries.
So dont be dismayed that we supply these nations.
Na wao, strangely, I used to miss Naija for the erratic supply of electricity because it was fun playing under the moon at night with my friends. Not anymore. 100k for diesel? Seriously, how much are you even earning a month to afford such a collosal amount of money for diesel alone? I am not surprised to read that Naija supplies electricity to some African countries. Naija Govt's priorities have always been misplaced, for as long as I can remember.
Last year was very pathetic. In my home, we usually spent about N100,000 per month on diesel alone!
I thank God they improved this year. We've been having light for a minimum of 12 hrs per day, and about 18 - 22 hrs maximum since this year began. But since the beginning of this week (Sunday), it's been a different story entirely. We only have light for like 6 - 10 hrs everyday. Even right now as I type, we're on generator.
I just hope they come back to their senses fast.
When i leave for work by 6.00am, there's usually power. And i hear it runs throughout the day except for 1 or 2 hours. However, when i get back from work say around 7.00pm, theres never power. And we stay in the dark until say 1.00am the next day. Weekends are usually without power supply. In other words, When theres power, I am never at home. When I am at home, theres never power. Thats the story of my life. By the way, my bill is about N2500 monthly.
My only problem with running a generator is the noise. Electricity shouldn't be free. The expense can be reduced by disconnecting unecessary electrical appliances and using efficient gadgets like flourescent lights.
The power supply in my area is pathetic - it comes on briefly only during the evening. But the powers that be in my place of residence have insisted that I mustn't buy a petrol generator, so I have to manage my 6 hour inverter.