Lagos — The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN on Monday, said all power plants across the country currently suffer severe gas supply.
General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah made this known while explaining reason for the poor power supply nationwide.
In a statement she explained that two power stations-Geregu, Sapele and Olorunsogo power stations have gone out of supply, and are not generating any power due to the challenge.
According to her, almost all the power stations across the country are now faced with severe problems as a result of the shortage of gas.
“TCN hereby informs the public that the power sector has in the past weeks continued to experience power supply shortage due to serious gas constraints to most of the nation’s thermal generating stations.
“TCN reported the low gas supply to many power plants a few weeks ago but the gas shortage has persisted till date.
“This has restrained optimal generation into the grid and consequently the quantum of electricity transmitted to distribution load centres,” she said.
According to the TCN, the thermal power plants most affected by the gas supply constraint were Geregu Gas station now generating 0MW against 435MW; Geregu NIPP, generating 81MW with a shortfall of 354MW and Sapele NIPP now generating 0MW against 230MW.
The company added that Olorunsogo NIPP was also currently generating 0MW against 112MW and Olorunsogo Gas plant generation was 70.5MW with a shortfall of 195.5MW while Gbarain plant was generating the same 0MW against 112MW.