Power generated at the Egbin Power Plant in Lagos State has dropped from 813 megawatts to 660 megawatts, an official said on Tuesday.
The plant, the nation’s biggest power generating outfit, has the capacity to contribute about 1,000 megawatts to the national grid.
An authoritative source at the plant said the drop was as a result of the ongoing maintenance of Egbin lines by the Nigerian Gas Company.
The source said the plant was advised by NGC to step down its generation due to the ongoing repairs at its lines.
“Egbin Power Plant, the nation’s biggest power generating outfit, has the capacity to wheel out 1,000 megawatts to the national grid.
“The ongoing maintenance at the NGC lines had stalled wheeling out of 1,000 megawatts generation to the national grid,’’ the source said.
According to the source, the development may also affect the general power generation output on the stations which receive gas from NGC.
Contacted for comments, Seun Olagunju, the Director, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria, said the national power generation output now stood at 4, 274 megawatts.
“As at this morning, the national power generation output now stands at 4, 274 megawatts.’’
The country’s power generation as at October 16 jumped from 3,657 megawatts to 4,600.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...