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Power generation drops to 1 400MW

18 May 2016, 20:32

Abuja - The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has stated that the quantum of electricity generated in the country fell by over 1 000 megawatts within a space of eight hours, Punch reports.

The Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Clement Ezeolisah, said in the statement, “The management of the System Operation/Market Operation of the Transmission Company of Nigeria has alerted that electricity generation into the national grid has dropped to 1 400MW as of Tuesday, 17th of May, 2016.

“The downward trend of electricity generation is due to constraints in the thermal power stations, which have prevented the generators from producing at optimal levels. However, it is noteworthy to report that all stakeholders are working assiduously to achieve improvement in the power supply deliverables. The attendant inconvenience as a result of low power generation is regretted.”

Also read: Power generation drops to 2 800mw

Additional data from the SO, which were obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, showed that the country recorded a peak generation of 2 868.3MW the previous day, while the lowest generation was 2 166.1MW.

The national peak forecast was put at 17 520MW, while the total installed and available capacities for the country were 11 165.4MW and 7 139.6MW, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Min­ister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has appealed to the contractors handling transmission projects for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Niger Delta Power Hold­ing Company (NDPCH) across the country to go back to sites and ensure speedy completion of the projects according to Authority

The minister, who made the appeal at a meeting with contrac­tors in Abuja, promised that all their complaints would be resolved within.

- News 24


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