Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Power generation drops to 1,400mw

GutsyNaija Report.

The energy crisis rocking the coun­try showed no sign of recovering yesterday as power generation to the national grid dropped massively to 1,400 mega­watts, the management of the System Operation/ Market Operation of Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN) has stated.

Power generation from gas-powered thermal plants have, in the past five months, taken a hit following attacks on gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region.
The System Operator in a statement yesterday, however, assured con­sumers that operators were working to improve generation.

According to the state­ment released by the company and signed by the Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Mr Clement Ezeolisah, 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.

“It is note-worthy to re­port that all stakeholders are working assiduously to achieve improvements in power supply deliver­ables.

“The attendant incon­venience as a result of low power generation is regretted”, the company added.
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.

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