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Power shortage persists as GenCos battle low gas supply

Power shortage persists as GenCos battle low gas supply
March 31
08:36 2020
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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the poor electricity supply in the country is as a result of the prevailing shortage of gas supply to power firms.

On March 8, the transmission company had said the electricity supply challenge would be resolved in one week.

However, in a statement on Monday the TCN noted that only three power generation companies (GenCos) are currently operating without gas supply shortage.

“TCN reported the poor gas supply to power stations a few weeks ago, this has persisted to date, consequently reducing the quantum of electricity transmitted to the eleven distribution companies and other point load electricity consumers across the nation,” the company said.

“The affected thermal power plants are; Geregu Gas, Geregu NIPP, Sapele NIPP, Olorunshogo NIPP, Olorunshogo Gas, Gbarian, Alaojl NIPP, and Omotosho Gas.

“Other power generating stations also experiencing low gas supply include; Delta II and IV, Okpai, Egbin Power Plant, Independent power and Paras Energy.

“Presently, only Shell (Afam VI), Odupani IPP and Azura are operating without gas supply shortage.

“TCN management has commenced discussions with the management of NNPC and some selected power plants and is receiving a positive response from NNPC. TCN management is hopeful that the gas supply situation will soon be resolved.”

There are a total of 25 electricity generation companies in Nigeria.

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