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TCN apologises for erratic power supply

02 September 2013, 09:10Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN) has appealed to Nigerians for patience over the drastic drop in power supply.

Power generation in the country has nosedived in recent months plunging it to darkness.

"The TCN also apologises for the inconveniences the planned load-shedding will cause its customers nationwide during this period and assures that it will continue to work hard to ensure power supply stability in the country," a TCN statement added.

The country's power generation currently stands at 400 megawatts (MW).

TCN attributed the drastic drop to the recent closure of the Agip Okpai Power Station in Delta State for maintenance.

The statement noted that the five-day maintenance exercise is carried out yearly to ensure equipment availability as well as improved grid performance and stability.

The statement said that as a result of the development, there would be nationwide load- shedding during the period.

"The maintenance is critical and must be carried out to ensure that the station continues to contribute maximally to the nation's generation capacity," TCN stated.

- CAJ News


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