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Power generation rises above 4 000mwv

17 April 2013, 16:33

Lagos - The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday said that power generation had improved significantly to over 4 000 mega watts.

Dave Ifabiyi, the Assistant General Manager of TCN, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN recalls that the Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, on April 11, said that the drop in power generation was due to ongoing maintenance works on installations across the country.

``Power generation, which dropped due to system collapse, has improved to over 4 000 mega watts as at Wednesday.

``We hope that before the week runs out the generation will reach a peak of 4 600 mega watts, `` he told NAN.

Ifabiyi said that the power generation would reach its peak in Nigeria when all the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) were fully integrated into the national grid.

He attributed the recent increase in the generation of electricity to the privatisation of the sector by the Federal Government..

``Commitment to the power sector privatisation will result in more energy production for consumption,`` he said.

Ifabiyi appealed to energy consumers to continue to partner with TCN in protecting electricity installations and forestalling vandalism.

He said that vandalism constituted a major setback to efforts to improve power supply.



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