TCN Announces Drop In Generation, Blames Gas Shortage

From Lateef Taiwo

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has acknowledged that there has been reduction in bulk power supply from the national power grid because there has been a gradual decrease in available generation.

According to the bulk power supplier, gas constraints faced by the thermal generating companies, which has a reduced their generation impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centers nationwide.

A statement signed by the company’s general manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, reads in part: “Consequent upon the current load on the grid, load distributed to the distribution load centres have also reduced, as TCN can only transmit what is generated.

TCN however affirmed its commitment to ensure a gradual increase in electricity supply to load centers as gas improves to power available thermal plants, while appealing to the public for patience.

“TCN is doing everything possible in collaboration with stakeholders in the power sector to ensure that it continues to keep the grid intact in spite of the current low power generated into the system .

“Please bear with us as we continue to work with the stakeholders in the value chain to ensure that supply through distribution companies to electricity consumers nationwide improves,” TCN said.


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