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Power supply drops to 3685mw

Power transmissionKunle Kalejaye

20 July 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Nigerians will begin to experience nationwide power load-shedding as power supply is expected to drop from 4100megawatts to 3685mw as a result of the shut down of Afam power plants, Sweetcrude Reports has learnt.

The load-shedding is expected to last for 10 days starting from today, Sunday, 20th July to ‎Wednesday, 30th July.

The expected reduction in power generation is as a result from the shut down of the 415 MW Afam power plants, following routine maintenance work at the Okoloma gas plant, which supplies gas to Afam power plants.

Drop in power generation means that Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN will be unable to transmits adequate power to the 11 Distribution‎ Companies, DISCOs in the country.

TCN however in a statement explained that‎ the power plant will commence generation on Thursday, July, 31st, 2014, when gas supply from Okoloma gas plant would have resumed.

The statement reads “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), wishes to inform the general public that due to unavoidable drop in the quantity of power available for TCN to transmitt to the distribution companies, there will be nationwide loadshedding for 10 days, from 6am, Sunday, 20th July to Wednesday, 30th July, 2014.

“The expected reduction in power generation will result from the shut down of the 415 MW Afam power plants, following routine maintenance work at the Okoloma gas plant, which supplies gas to Afam power plants.

“It is however expected that the power plant will commence generation on Thursday, July, 31st, 2014, when gas supply from Okoloma gas plant would have resumed.

“TCN regrets inconveniences to the Federal Government and our highly esteemed customers nationwide.‎”

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