Following the news of ruptured a gas pipeline which caused a large drop in the nation’s grid capacity, TCN released a statement claiming the situation has now improved. The full press statement is as follows:
TCN REPORTS GAS SUPPLY AND POWER GENERATION IMPROVEMENTS
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) hereby states that there is a significant improvement in gas supply to power generating plants. According to TCN, NNPC has restored the ruptured pipeline and gas is gradually building up in most generating stations and in a day or two, it is expected that gas and power supply would be back to normal.
An indication that gas supply has improved is the increase in power generation into the National Grid, as reported by the NCC, has risen to 3,876.9MW as at 17.00hrs on Monday, 18th June 2018.
TCN wishes to use this opportunity to commend NNPC especially NGC for the quick intervention and also appreciates the Ministry of Power, GenCos, Discos and electricity customers for their cooperation during the crises period.
According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah; TCN said that as soon as the gas build-up is completed, affected generating stations will resume normal generation into the grid.
The statement further noted that through the implementation of Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Program, TCN is building new substations as well as upgrading existing ones and transmission lines all over the country. This is expected to further stabilize the Grid and also put necessary flexibility and redundancy in line with N-1 capacity. TCN will continue to count on all Nigerians for support and understanding as it continues to expand the nations’ grid