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Power outages expected around the country

04 November 2013, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Some parts of the country are expected to experience power outages from Monday due to a 400 megawatts drop in electricity generation.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed the development.

The company called for understanding from the public as there would be rationing of power supply.

“The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) wishes to inform the public that there will be a reduction in generation output by 400mw from Monday to Saturday,” the company stated.

TCN said the setback was due to the Shell Petroleum Development Company's (SPDC) scheduled maintenance works on Okoloma gas plant supplying gas to Afam VI Power Plant, thereby leading to the shutdown of the power plant and resulting in nationwide power rationing.

According to TCN, the shutdown of Afam VI power plant became necessary to allow SPDC inspect and carry out routine maintenance work on the plant.

“Maintenance work on Okoloma gas plant, SPDC revealed is important to guarantee continuous and uninterrupted supply of gas to Afam VI for power
generation into the national grid,” TCN stated.

The company regretted the inconveniences and assured the public that the maintenance work was in line with efforts to improve power supply in the country.

“TCN sincerely regrets inconveniences the six-day power rationing will cause the Federal Government and our highly esteemed electricity consumers nationwide, and assures that the maintenance work is in line with efforts to improve power supply in the country.”

- CAJ News



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