By Etuka Sunday
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reported a significant improvement in gas supply to power generating plants, just as it said that power has increased to 3, 876.9 megawatts.
TCN said, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restored the ruptured pipeline and gas is gradually building up in most generating stations and in a day or two day 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. NdidiMbah, 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, the statement said.
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) while confirming the development agreed that supply to the company has increased above 200mw that was formerly allocated by TCN since the incident occurred.