Four power plants remain idle as power grid sheds 893.2MW

Nigeria is currently witnessing power supply shortage as the Transmission Company of Nigeria revealed on Saturday that four power generating plants could not generate any megawatt of electricity the preceding day.

Also, industry figures released on Saturday showed that the total quantum of power on the country’s electricity grid dropped from a peak of 4,129.7MW on Thursday to 3,236.5MW on Friday.

This indicated that the country’s power generation dropped by 893.2MW within a space of 24 hours.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, explained that the nation’s power sector was experiencing power supply shortage as a result of low gas supply.

This, according to her, had restrained the ability of many thermal power stations to generate optimally.

TCN stated that thermal power plants affected by gas supply constraint include Sapele National Integrated Power Project, Olorunsogo NIPP, Ihovbor NIPP and Azura Edo power plants, as they generated zero megawatt of electricity on Friday.

 

Source: Punch

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