There is a looming nationwide darkness as the total amount of power available to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to distribute to homes and offices across Nigeria has dropped to 1,400 megawatts, MW, as at 12 midnight, Tuesday 17th, May, 2016.
This was disclosed yesterday by the System Operation/ Market Operation Department of the TCN in a statement issued in Abuja by its Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Clement Ezeolisah.
Ezeolisah explained that the drop in the electricity generation into the national grid was as a result of operational challenges experienced by gas power generation companies in the country.
He further said that 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.
“However, it is noteworthy to report that all stakeholders are working assiduously to achieve improvements in the power supply deliverables. The attendant inconvenience as a result of low power generation is regretted,” Ezeolisah said in the statement.